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.