Christians and Devils
AUTHORITY OF CHRISTIANS
Christians receive their authority from Jesus Christ and all authority is vested in Him. Every believer can take to heart. “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation . . . And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons . . .” (Mk. 16:15-17). Knowing one’s spiritual authority and how to use their binding power, enables one to enter into spiritual warfare with faith to overcome.
Believers in Jesus Christ have every advantage to defeat demons. The Word says, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you,” (Lk. 10:19). In addition, Jesus gives Christians power to use His name in (Matt. 28:28). “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given unto me, Therefore go . . .” He gave us the legal right of absolute authority. His power is, “Far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come,” (Eph. 1:21).
Early in this century, Mrs. Jesse Penn-Lewis noted, “It is . . . clear in Bible history that the manifestation of the power of God in The Pentecost, and through the Apostles, meant again an aggressive attitude to the powers of Darkness. Therefore, the growth and maturity of the Church of Christ at the end of the dispensation will mean the same recognition, and the same attitude toward the Satanic hosts of the prince of the power of the air, with the same co-witness of the Holy spirit to the authority of the Name of Jesus, as in the early Church. In brief, that the Church of Christ will reach its high water mark, when . . . it knows how to ‘bind the strong man’ by prayer, ‘command’ the spirits of evil in the Name of Christ, and deliver men and women from their power.
BINDING AND LOOSING:
(Mk. 3: 37), “No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.”[Else how can one enter into a strong man’s house]
Men, through sin, are become the very house and dwelling place of Satan, having of their own accord surrendered themselves to this unjust possessor; for whoever gives up his soul to sin gives it up to the Devil. It is Jesus, and Jesus alone, who can deliver from the power of this bondage. When Satan is cast out, Jesus purifies and dwells in the heart.
“But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. Or else how can one enter into a strongman’s house, and spoil his goods except he first bind the strong man? And then he will spoil his house.” Verily I say unto you, What so ever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven,” (Matt.18:18).
We bind the evil spirits powers and loose the ministering spirits of God on our loved ones, friends, country, business, etc. The Spirit of Adoption, Grace and Supplication, Truth, Peace, love, joy, sound mind, praise, worship, prayer, holiness, obedience, mercy, conviction, repentance, deliverance and the seven spirits of God, wisdom, counsel, might, knowledge, understanding, fear of the Lord, Spirit of the Lord.