Bill Bailey Ministries was the
name of Dr. Bill's ministry before Word of Faith
"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
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
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
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upcoming Piedmont Believer's Convention in