Colossians 2:15, GWT “…He took the charges away by nailing them to the cross. He stripped the rulers and authorities [of their power] and made a public spectacle of them as he celebrated his victory in Christ”
May I start out by saying demon forces exist! They are real, unseen and wicked. It is not a discourse that came out of Greek mythology. Do not be deceived and neither should you suffer in ignorance. There exists spiritual forces that seek to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10)!
With that said, the mention of satan’s name or demonic activity should not invoke fear in you if you are in Christ. There are some who are scared of witches/wizards, or other forms of diabolical powers. It seems like the moment it is known that a person is involved in something diabolical, fear grips the heart. Some people even unconsciously revere such nonsense.
Well ladies and gentlemen I have great news for you: Satan and his cohorts have been disabled! Scripture reveals that in times past satan had legal grounds to keep the entirety of humanity in his grasp. Man was chained and destined for his wicked schemes, and he had a legal right to steal, to kill and destroy. But that was BC- Before Christ! The moment you entered into Christ, the Bible reveals that you were delivered from such an oppressive kingdom of darkness. You were translated to the kingdom where Jesus is Lord (Col.1:13). Jesus defeated satan on his own turf (in hell). When He was resurrected, He returned to His own and said “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go…” (Matthew 28:18-19).
Friends the victory Christ won was for your sake. You have been authorized and by the Holy Spirit empowered to triumph over the onslaught of the forces of darkness. Jesus commanded that we occupy in His name. Don’t be silent; use the name of Jesus with confidence and revelation. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons, open doors of opportunities, invoke the blessing, release favor, activate angelic forces etc. The resources in the name are limitless so use it in winning everytime!
Scriptures to Meditate: Ps.91:13, 2 Cor. 10:3-5, Eph.1:17-22, Mark 16:17-20, Deut.32:30, Matt.16:19
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