"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." Luke 10:19
Fear does not come from God. Guilt does not come from God. Condemnation does not come from God. They come from the adversary of our souls- the devil. He is the one who harasses, accuses, condemns and torments. Sadly, so many Christians' lives are bound by these. They live in a state of fear. They live under a cloud of guilt. They feel constantly condemned. My question is, "Why?"
If you are a born-again child of God, you do not have to receive anything that is not from God. You do not have to live under the power of the enemy. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. You have power over the adversary. Our Jesus defeated him and destroyed his work at the cross. Then Jesus turned the victory over to you. So you should be walking in victory, not defeat.
But the enemy will continue to harass and accuse and control you in these areas until you "put him in his place". How do you do that? First, you need to realize that you have power over him and that he has no place in your life. Then you have to stop allowing him to do this to you by taking your God-given authority over him. You have to resist him- steadfastly. You have to remind him that you have power over him, not vice versa. It is time that you rise up and stop allowing him any place. Do what Jesus did, use the word of God against him. He is not just going to bow out and do it gracefully. You are going to have "throw him out" and do battle until he leaves. Then you will have to stay on guard and not allow him to come back.
The bottom line is that if you are a child of the Most High God, these devices of the devil have no place in your life. You don't have to live in them. But he will continue until you take authority over him and cast him out. Which you can do through Christ.
Have a great day. Stop allowing the devil to harass you. Use your God-given authority to put him in his place.
For further reading:
1 John 4:4; 3:8
2 Timothy 1:7
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