“Power Over Satan”
“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.” (Ephesians 2:2)
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ALL power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” (Matthew 28:18)
Notice these two scriptures. Ephesians 2:2 describes Satan as the prince of the power of the air. In Matthew 28:18 Jesus says that all power has been given to Him. This seems to be a contradiction until we look at it closely.
Satan was operating as the god (with a little “g”) of this world (II Cor.4:4) with the power he got from Adam. When Adam committed high treason against God, he gave his authority to Satan. God told Adam to have dominion. This means authority or rule (Gen.1:26-28).
Satan used Adam’s authority to ” lord it over” mankind.But Jesus, through His death, burial, and resurrection, made a show over Satan openly (Col.2:15) and gained power and authority over all, on heaven and earth. Now we, as Christians, are part of Jesus’ body.
Look at what Ephesians 1:19-23 says: “And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe (Notice: His power, to us, as Christians) according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality and power and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.” (Matthew 28:18) “And hath put all things under his feet (Where are His feet? In His body!) and gave Him to be the Head over all things to the church (That’s us again!) which is His body, the fullness of Him that filleth all in all.”
All principality, all power, all might, all dominion, all that is under us as part of His body. Praise God! We’ve been put far above all these things. We have power over Satan in the name of Jesus. Let’s use it!
Items of Interest in This Issue
Radio Coverage Map… Notice of upcoming Piedmont Believer’s Convention in Winston-Salem, NC