A man out of the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought my
mute son, made speechless by a demon, to you. Whenever it seizes him, it
throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and goes
stiff as a board… When the demon saw Jesus, it threw the boy into a
seizure, causing him to writhe on the ground and foam at the mouth… Jesus
gave the vile spirit its marching orders: "Dumb and deaf spirit, I
command you—Out of him, and stay out!" Screaming, and with much
thrashing about, it left. The boy was pale as a corpse, so people started
saying, "He's dead." But Jesus, taking his hand, raised him. The
boy stood up.(Mark 9:17-27, Message
I would like to tell you about two universal powers. There are
actually three universal powers but we will address
only two in this lesson.
is the power of God, which is the power of good.
Then there is the power of Satan, which
is the power of evil.
The good power of God
is stronger than even the greatest concentration of Satan’s evil.
good work at Calvary far outweighs Satan's evil work in the Garden.
most microscopic drop of Jesus' pure, sinless Blood is more powerful than
the greatest concentration of Satan's evil.
In the above passage of Scripture we find Jesus setting a young boy free
from Satan’s evil power as easily as an apple falls from a tree.
All Believers in Jesus Christ have this
very same power over Satan and evil spirits.This is what Jesus taught.
“Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the
works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do;
because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12)
“And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My name
shall they cast out demons …” (Mark )
What could be clearer?Jesus said it is not always necessary for the Christian to find a
Minister to help them when they are being harassed by evil spirits.Jesus said Satan and demon spirits will
obey any Believer who uses His strong Name
and tells them to stop the harassment.
Of course, it goes without saying, if the Believer is living in
sin Satan will not obey them. He knows he does not have to submit to
anyone who is submitting to him.
On the other hand, any Minister or layperson who is living right
and repenting immediately when they make a
mistake has absolute authority over Satan and demon powers.
James, the younger brother of Jesus, grew up in the same house
with Him and ultimately, after much resistance, learned the importance of
always listening to Jesus. You can be sure when it came to demon
powers James listened and learned much from Jesus.
here at something James taught about Christian authority in his Epistle.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God.Resist the devil, and he will flee from
you.” (James 4:7)
The Bible teaching on the Believer’s authority over Satan and
demon spirits cannot be denied.Any
Believer who submits to God can break Satan’s power
off of themselves or their loved ones.
“So how do I do that?” you’re probably wondering.
Speak the following directly to Satan and
demon powers and say it like you mean business.
“In Jesus’ strong Name,
I address you, Satan, and all evil spirits.I command your hold on myself and my loved ones to be broken.Go from us now in Jesus’ Name.Not in my name do I address you.I address you in the Name of Jesus Christ
and you must obey me.Now go.”
Simply remind Satan that you’ve broken
his power and he has no choice but to go.
At first he might test you, trying you on for size, so to speak,
sticking around for awhile.Don’t
let him fool you.Continue to
believe.Keep thanking God out loud
that His power is working on your behalf.It may take a few days, maybe a few weeks to see strong results, but if
you will continue to believe things will change dramatically.
Satan just needs to know you will not back off and start
doubting your faith commands.
Oh, yes, as stated above, make sure there’s no sin in your
life. Again, Satan knows he does not have to
obey those who are obeying him.
Also, if there is someone you need to forgive, you will want to do
that right away.Sin and
unforgiveness block the spout where the power of God comes out.Faith works
only as we walk in love towards others even as God walks in love towards us. (Galatians 5:6; Mark
are changing behind the scenes even though you may not see it at