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Power Over the Enemy

Thursday, February 26, 2009

There’s power, and then there’s power! In Luke 10:19, Jesus says, “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.” The word “power” is stated twice – but it has two different meanings.

The first “power” is from the Greek word exousia and it has the meaning of authority. The second “power” is from the Greek word dunamis. We get the English word for “dynamite” from this word. Jesus is saying that He has given us authority over the force of the enemy!

We cannot defeat the devil with strength. We can only defeat him with our God-given authority.

Is Satan wiser than you? Yes, but with a perverted wisdom. Is he stronger than you? Yes, but with a malevolent strength. Is Satan more powerful than you? Yes, but you can stop him when you stand against him with the authority God has given you. And he knows that!

When you begin to fight your battles, don’t attempt to fight them in your own strength, but rather in God’s strength. It is then that you will begin to see Satan cower before you! Because “greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”

The authority of the Almighty is available to you! It’s not by might, it’s not by power, but its by my Spirit says the Lord!

(c)firstIMPRESSIONS Volume 9.08 Live for God, on purpose, walking in His power, in His Spirit, and under His authority!

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2 comments:

Through His Eyes said...

Really enjoyed this one.

Deline said...

Great article concerning the enemy who is under our authority. Yes, we have a weapon to wage warfare through prayer, and we certainly conquer the enemy through the blood of Jesus.