KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 12:26 KJV ‘And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?”
The kingdom of Satan is all about the rule of Satan. Every kingdom must have authority and power in order to enforce its decrees and policies. In Mathew 28:18, the Lord Jesus after resurrecting from the dead said, all power is given unto me, both in heaven and on earth. The word in Greek translated as power is ‘Exousia’ which means authority. Authority means the right to exercise power. Jesus said all that right has been given to him. This means Satan does not have any legal grounds to exercise power. Does Satan have any power? Yes, he has. Luke 10:19 KJV” 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.” In this verse the Lord states Satan has some power. If Satan’s kingdom has been stripped of all authority, how does he exercise power in a world when God reigns?
Satan exercises power because men allow him. He does so by deceit. Rev 12:9 KJV” And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: “His weapon is deceit.” God cannot stop any activity of Satan or his demons when men by an act of their will permit Satan. When men are disobedient to God and obey the dictates of devils, they have willingly given access to the devil. Fear of the devil and his ability is also a sure ground to accept the kingdom of Satan, to exercise rule and power over that individual. Our world is presently filled with so much fear for the activities of Satan.
In the light of all that has been stated above, how can one break free from Satan’s power. The Lord Jesus revealed the following answer. John 8:32 KJV” And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. Living by the truth is the way to freedom. The very first step to walk the truth is to stop living in sin. The next is to stop being afraid of the devil and his activities. Fear is believing the words of the devil, whiles sin is doing what the devil says. If one would stay free of these two things and would rise to challenge whatever Satan does without fear, he would free and men would live free of Satan way.
Thank God living by the truth is the way to be free of Satan’s works. I forsake sin and put every fear for every work of Satan far from me.
1Jn 2:16 KJV. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.
Mark 5:36 KJV “As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.”