Truth = they all cower before the triune God!
Those who think spiritual warfare is a joke haven't yet entered the battle.
The Christian’s enemies are super-human in nature. They are constantly on maneuvers and waiting for an opportunity to attack. They have no love, show no mercy, and possess no truth. And they will not rest until you, your testimony, and the ones you love most and those things most precious to you are destroyed.
This week, please find a random but biblical assortment of truths about Satan, demons and spiritual warfare.
Jesus killed sin (Rom 6:6, 1 Pet 2:24) and conquered Satan (Heb. 2:14) at the cross (Col 2:13-15, Gal 6:14).
Jesus ain't Tinkerbell, needing our applause to survive. Jesus has power and authority over all demons and all diseases (Luke 9:1).
"Jesus would not permit the demons to speak” (Mark 1:34). Jesus would not allow the demons to speak (Luke 4:41). Satan can say no more in your head than he is permitted by Jesus. This power has not changed to this day.
He repackages old lies in every generation. No one can stop Jesus from building His church (Matt. 16:18-19). Praise Him!
In the Christian life, we fear God, follow Jesus, flee sin, and fight Satan (Eph. 6:10-18).
Satan is powerless to rule a sinless man--Jesus (John 14:30)... And those in Jesus.
May Jesus rejoicing over you with singing powerfully drown out Satan standing over you accusing!
Through his heavenly reign, with the Spirit leading the ground war, Jesus Christ loots Satan’s kingdom and sets the prisoners free. Again, because Jesus completely defeated Satan at the cross, missions is a no-fail, mop-up operation.
As the answered prayer of demons goes worse than they hoped, so the unanswered prayer of saints goes better than they dreamed (Mark 5:12-13).
. Glory to His name!
One mention of His Name is enough to send every demon on earth flying for cover. One mention of His Name. What power!
"Have you come here to torment us before the time?” (Matthew 8:29). “I have commanded the ravens to feed you” (1 Kings 17:4). God also commands wind and waves (Luke 8:24), demons (Mark 1:27), worms (Jonah 4:7).
He wants to stir doubt in our hearts about trusting God. Don't buy it (Gen. 3:1).
“He has a demon, and is insane" (John 10:19). If this is what they called the Most Loving One, what will they call you?
“Jesus went through all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons“ (Mark 1:39). When I look up to heaven and say to Jesus: "All the demons obey you!" (Matt. 8:32) And then I laugh with the joy of triumph.
Not height, depth, angels, demons, man, beasts, ninjas, or samurais. Jesus is omni-awesome. If 185,000 demons rise against your family, wave the crimson flag of Christ...Trust his triumph. They will fall (2 Kings 19:5; Rev. 12:11).
The demons recognized and confessed the realities of Christ (Mark 5:7). Demons can be Calvinists or Arminians, affirm Baptrist doctrine or Presbyterian. But they can't be Christians. We are not saved by what we know to be true, but Whom (Jesus Christ alone) we rely upon for salvation.
When Satan the Accuser brings his condemning accusations, cast yourself on Jesus the Advocate who was condemned so you can stand justified. Stay on guard and keep near to Jesus.
All Satan's temptations, from Eden to now, come down to 1000 variations of the same lie: You Don't Have Enough. Satan offered Jesus a crown without a cross (Luke 4:7) but Jesus rejected it. He had come not just to rule, but to redeem!
Satan wants you to feel alone and that no one understands what you're going though. Jesus is with you and he understands. Run to him (Heb. 4:14-16). Remember that in all Satan's apparent power in affliction, he's still like a dog on the leash of a Sovereign and good God.
Satan hates the Bible. Satan hates the church. Satan hates pastors. Satan hates families. Satan hates you. Be on guard (1 Peter 5:7-8).
“The ruler of this world is judged” (John 16:11), “disarmed” (Colossians 2:15), “nullified” (Hebrews 2:15). The prosecution’s case in the courtroom of heaven has collapsed. We don’t have to have some special incantation or the like to take authority over a demon. Once again, that victory has already been won by Jesus for us in his person and work. We need to live in his authority delegated to us repenting of sin (Matt. 28:16-29), speaking the truth of the Bible (Eph. 6:19-20), and walking in the freedom that Christ’s victory gives.
. “...even Barnabas was led astray” (Galatians 2:13 ). No one is above being deceived by the tempter's craftiness. Let us all remain watchful. We are almost Home, but Satan isn't letting up.
Hallelujah! "The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you” (Rom. 16:20).