Luke 10:19 – Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Jesus said we would have tribulation in this world { John 16:33 }, it’s not a joke;

To choose to suffer means that there is something wrong; to choose God’s will even if it means suffering is a very different thing. No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not.
– Oswald Chambers

A true Christian will receive resistance in his/her walk in salvation, from the world, the flesh (body and mind) and the devil. Why ? Because we live in a fallen world ruled by the devil { 2 Corinthians 4:4 } and in a sin body (we are sinners not because we sin but we sin because we are sinners) { Galatians 5:17, Romans 8:7 }, which all resist the will of God.

Why such hostility when we turn to Christ ? Because we are moving against the tide of society, the prominent paradigms and the status quo, which AUTOMATICALLY makes us enemies to the devil and the world, we are peculiar { 1 Peter 2:9 }.

BUT, despite all this, we have something through Christ that Adam lost in the beginning, Dominion { Genesis 1:26 }, not only that but we also have Power and Authority { Luke 10:19 }, what we decree comes to pass { Job 22:28 }, No weapon can harm us ( spiritual, mental or physical ) { Isaiah 54:17 }.

Jesus defeated the devil and said it is finished, so one would say the devil has no power and he can’t attack you…big mistake { 1 Peter 5:8 }, the devil HAS power, he doesn’t have the AUTHORITY to use it, you are his enemy, period. When you sin, become lukewarm, disobey God in anyway you give him authority, he is a legalist and he will do ANYTHING in his power to destroy you { John 10:10 }

There are prayers God won’t answer simply because He has given you authority to deal with the situation especially when you know { Acts 17:30 } that you have the power and authority to change it. Well, it’s one thing to have this kind of power and authority and its another to actually USE it. Its like owning a car and not knowing how to drive it, its completely useless.

You have to STAND in the authority and power given by Jesus and USE it, it is at this point, when you STAND and say NO IN POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE LORD JESUS to the devil, his demons, limitations in life, failure, poverty that the devil will stop and think twice, it is at this point that there is a shift of power, authority and direction in your life, the word NO has a very bad reputation because it’s seen as an insultive word, you can’t say NO to authority, parents, children, friends, siblings. Well, its time to start saying NO to the wrong things and saying YES to the right things! Failure to say NO makes you a slave and easy to manipulate!

Know Who You Are in Jesus Christ!

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