KEY SCRIPTURE: 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.”
Life is Spiritual, and there is an unseen enemy, or adversary of man who schemes to hold all man in bondage to him. Apostle John wrote the following about Him. Rev 12:9 KJV” And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” This invisible being deceives to kill or destroy a man in hell. It is the great desire of our Lord that we dominate over Him. The Lord informs us in our key scripture He has given us power or the authority to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and He added, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
What is the meaning of this verse. The Lord is saying He has given us the right to exercise power over the enemy, so that nothing may hurt us. In the statement, He said we should tread over them, and nothing would hurt us. What would happen if we do not exercise that authority to dominate over them? If we don’t rule over them, then evil may happen to us.
How would we tread over them.
1. We trample over these devils through our words of authority, and commands we give in faith.
2. We also trample over them through our prayers, as we bind, resist or make declarations to restrict the enemy in any way.
3. We trample or tread over them when we refuse to yield to their influence. Devils have power over a child of God so long as he obeys, attends, or responds to their instructions, commands, or influence. If you do not heed what they say, but resist them through your words, they would submit to you.
4. We also exercise that dominion by putting on the whole armour of God. Eph 6:10-18.
We must come to terms with the victory our Lord won over the devils, is our victory. Col 2:15 KJV “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” We have overcome the enemy through our Lord Jesus and must always claim that victory and live likewise.
On this note, we must acknowledge that no matter what happens, never should the child of God yield to any attacks of the enemy and claim that the enemy is dominating his or her life. No matter what happens insist that you are a master over the devils. If you fall into any sin, quickly repent and surrender to the Lordship of Jesus. Never allow the flesh to rule over you.
The Lord Jesus has given the authority to dominate over the enemy. I daily exercise my authority over them. I give no place to them, in thought or deed. No matter what the enemy may raise against me I am more than a conqueror over them in Jesus’ name.
THOUGHT; IF YOU FAIL TO RULE THE ENEMY, HE WILL RULE OVER YOU.
James 4:7 KJV “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Eph 6:11 KJV “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”