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When Jesus was on earth, He gave His authority to His disciples to cast out demons.
Luke 10:19 (AMP)19 Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you. 
The Church has been given authority in the Name of Jesus to deal with the devil. But all authority has to be exercised or released on the earth because Jesus is no longer here in person.
We have the authority now, and Satan must obey when we use our authority. What can we do with our authority; the right to use Jesus’ Name?1. TO STOP THE DEVIL'S INFLUENCE OVER PEOPLE Matthew 18:18 (KJV) Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. To bind means to disallow and to loose means to allow. We have authority to bind Satan and his demonic spirits from influencing our own family members, the government, and people who come against you. We can bind demonic spirits from affecting the environment around us; our workplace, schools, or any other institution. In Our Lives and The Lives of Family MembersYou can break the power of the devil: 1. Over your own life 2. The lives of your immediate family or loved ones 3. The lives of your extended family members You have authority over these domains, and the people affected in them will be set free. That does not mean you can go down the street and cast out demons out of everyone. You only have authority over your own household but not others. God did not intend for the devil to dominate our families. When your children are young, and the devil tries to put sickness on them, you can forbid the devil because you have authority over your domain. Spiritual authority is just like natural authority. You can make the devil desist from some of his manoeuvres in somebody else’s life, but you cannot always cast him out because you do not have authority over that “household”. For example: we can command the devil to stop blinding the mind of a specific unbeliever, but we cannot command the devil to stop influencing him from doing certain things. Standing for Baby ChristiansAs more mature Christians who understand the spiritual authority we have in Jesus’ Name, we have to help baby Christians. We use our authority to break the power of the devil over them. These baby Christians are expected to grow up spiritually and use the authority they have. However, there will come a time when we will not be able to do it for them. Your PremisesYou can always command the devil to leave your house anytime. You also have authority over a person who is on your premises. But you do not have authority over someone else’s house because it is not in your spiritual domain. If that person allows the devil to operate in his house, his spiritual domain, then the devil has the right to be there. In Your PresenceYou can exercise spiritual authority over others as long as they are in your presence, it’s for their good. You use your authority over all unseen forces. One time Kenneth E. Hagin attended a campmeeting with another pastor who had sugar diabetes. Bro. Hagin said as long as that pastor was with him, his body would not register any high sugar level. For almost the two weeks they were together, that pastor could eat anything sweet, and did not register any high blood sugar levels. Why? Because Bro. Hagin exercised his authority over that pastor’s body for his good. There was a time we used to go over to our neighbour’s house to pray at 6.30 am every morning. Before that, he warned me his father had all the idols and ancestor’s altar placed in the living room. But I told him that whenever I was in his house to pray, all the demonic powers would have to leave because I would use my authority. But when I left, they would come back into the house. Therefore I told him what to do. I said, “Use the authority you have in Jesus’ Name to break the power of the devil over your father’s life and command all the demonic powers to leave the house.” He did exactly what I instructed him, and in less than a year, his father received Jesus as his Lord and Saviour, and removed all the idols and ancestor’s altar from the house. Those Who Oppose the TruthWe also have authority over those who oppose the truth; if they keep speaking against the truth in your midst. 
Prophecy given by Kenneth E. Hagin:The Holy Spirit says, “power on earth invested in the Name of Jesus Christ and obtained by Him through His overcoming the enemy belongeth unto the Church. Therefore, exercise that authority, for it belongs to you on earth, and in this life ye shall reign by Christ Jesus.”Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

When Jesus was on earth, He gave His authority to His disciples to cast out demons.


Luke 10:19 (AMP)
19 Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you. 

The Church has been given authority in the Name of Jesus to deal with the devil. But all authority has to be exercised or released on the earth because Jesus is no longer here in person.

We have the authority now, and Satan must obey when we use our authority.
 
What can we do with our authority; the right to use Jesus’ Name?


1. TO STOP THE DEVILS INFLUENCE OVER PEOPLE 

Matthew 18:18 (KJV) Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 
 
To bind means to disallow and to loose means to allow. We have authority to bind Satan and his demonic spirits from influencing our own family members, the government, and people who come against you.
 
We can bind demonic spirits from affecting the environment around us; our workplace, schools, or any other institution.
 
In Our Lives and The Lives of Family Members
You can break the power of the devil:
 1. Over your own life
 2. The lives of your immediate family or loved ones
 3. The lives of your extended family members
 
You have authority over these domains, and the people affected in them will be set free. That does not mean you can go down the street and cast out demons out of everyone. You only have authority over your own household but not others.
 
God did not intend for the devil to dominate our families. When your children are young, and the devil tries to put sickness on them, you can forbid the devil because you have authority over your domain. 
 
Spiritual authority is just like natural authority. You can make the devil desist from some of his manoeuvres in somebody else’s life, but you cannot always cast him out because you do not have authority over that “household”. For example: we can command the devil to stop blinding the mind of a specific unbeliever, but we cannot command the devil to stop influencing him from doing certain things.
 
Standing for Baby Christians
As more mature Christians who understand the spiritual authority we have in Jesus’ Name, we have to help baby Christians. We use our authority to break the power of the devil over them. These baby Christians are expected to grow up spiritually and use the authority they have. However, there will come a time when we will not be able to do it for them. 
 
Your Premises
You can always command the devil to leave your house anytime. You also have authority over a person who is on your premises. But you do not have authority over someone else’s house because it is not in your spiritual domain. If that person allows the devil to operate in his house, his spiritual domain, then the devil has the right to be there. 
 
In Your Presence
You can exercise spiritual authority over others as long as they are in your presence, it’s for their good. You use your authority over all unseen forces. 
 
One time Kenneth E. Hagin attended a campmeeting with another pastor who had sugar diabetes. Bro. Hagin said as long as that pastor was with him, his body would not register any high sugar level. For almost the two weeks they were together, that pastor could eat anything sweet, and did not register any high blood sugar levels. Why? Because Bro. Hagin exercised his authority over that pastor’s body for his good. 
 
There was a time we used to go over to our neighbour’s house to pray at 6.30 am every morning. Before that, he warned me his father had all the idols and ancestor’s altar placed in the living room. But I told him that whenever I was in his house to pray, all the demonic powers would have to leave because I would use my authority. But when I left, they would come back into the house. Therefore I told him what to do. I said, “Use the authority you have in Jesus’ Name to break the power of the devil over your father’s life and command all the demonic powers to leave the house.” He did exactly what I instructed him, and in less than a year, his father received Jesus as his Lord and Saviour, and removed all the idols and ancestor’s altar from the house.
 
Those Who Oppose the Truth
We also have authority over those who oppose the truth; if they keep speaking against the truth in your midst. 

Prophecy given by Kenneth E. Hagin:

The Holy Spirit says, “power on earth invested in the Name of Jesus Christ and obtained by Him through His overcoming the enemy belongeth unto the Church. Therefore, exercise that authority, for it belongs to you on earth, and in this life ye shall reign by Christ Jesus.”

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

A POSITION OF AUTHORITY To be seated with Christ Jesus at the right hand of the Father is sitting at the right hand of the King - next to the King. As in ancient days the person seated at the right hand of the Emperor, usually would be the Empress. She had the Emperor's ear. Whatever the Empress whispered into the Emperor's ear carried much more weight than anyone else. The Empress had the Emperor's attention.A POSITION OF FAVOUR The one who is seated next to the King has favour with the King. That person is the favoured one. We are the favoured of the Lord Jesus and the Heavenly Father because we are His children. We have the righteousness and the Holiness of Christ Jesus, and because Jesus is the highly favoured One, therefore we are also the favoured ones in Christ. A POSITION OF CLOSE FELLLOWSHIP The Heavenly Father said He would never leave nor forsake us. We are the children of light, not of darkness because there is no darkness in us.Seated next to the Heavenly Father is where we have constant, close fellowship with Him. We should take advantage of our position and talk to our Father constantly. Expect a response because you are not seated far away from Him. He is in our spirit. It is easy to hear from the Heavenly Father because He is just seated next to us. A POSITION OF SAFETY Being seated next to the Heavenly Father is a place of safety for He watches over us. He will instruct and guide us to avoid any upcoming calamity; if we learn to listen to His Spirit. It is a safe place. Believe He watches over you, protects you, and helps you to navigate through the minefields of life. He is our shield and the hedge of protection that covers and surrounds us.Exodus 19:4 (NIV) 'You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.A POSITION OF REST Jesus rested after the finished works on earth. He has already defeated Satan and is now seated at the right hand of the Father. Jesus is not warring against Satan. Satan no longer has any dominion over us, and he is powerless over us. Since we are in Christ, we rest with Christ at the right hand of the Father.It is a position of rest, waiting for the fulfilment of the remaining of God's plan for the body of Christ. As we execute His plan on the earth, we do it with rest in our spirits. We believe His plan will succeed; therefore, we labour with rest.Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV) But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.As we do the works of the ministry and continue to live our lives here on earth, we may get weary; hence we need to wait upon the Lord. We wait by feeding on the Word of God and praying in unknown tongues to build up our spirit man. The Holy Spirit in us will strengthen our spirits and souls, and then we will be like eagles again. We will continue to run the race and not faint till we finish the course.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

A POSITION OF AUTHORITY 

To be seated with Christ Jesus at the right hand of the Father is sitting at the right hand of the King - next to the King. 

As in ancient days the person seated at the right hand of the Emperor, usually would be the Empress. She had the Emperors ear. Whatever the Empress whispered into the Emperors ear carried much more weight than anyone else. The Empress had the Emperors attention.

A POSITION OF FAVOUR 

The one who is seated next to the King has favour with the King. That person is the favoured one. 

We are the favoured of the Lord Jesus and the Heavenly Father because we are His children. We have the righteousness and the Holiness of Christ Jesus, and because Jesus is the highly favoured One, therefore we are also the favoured ones in Christ. 

A POSITION OF CLOSE FELLLOWSHIP 

The Heavenly Father said He would never leave nor forsake us. We are the children of light, not of darkness because there is no darkness in us.

Seated next to the Heavenly Father is where we have constant, close fellowship with Him. We should take advantage of our position and talk to our Father constantly. Expect a response because you are not seated far away from Him. 

He is in our spirit. It is easy to hear from the Heavenly Father because He is just seated next to us. 

A POSITION OF SAFETY 

Being seated next to the Heavenly Father is a place of safety for He watches over us. He will instruct and guide us to avoid any upcoming calamity; if we learn to listen to His Spirit. It is a safe place. Believe He watches over you, protects you, and helps you to navigate through the minefields of life. 

He is our shield and the hedge of protection that covers and surrounds us.

Exodus 19:4 (NIV) You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles wings and brought you to myself.

A POSITION OF REST 

Jesus rested after the finished works on earth. He has already defeated Satan and is now seated at the right hand of the Father. Jesus is not warring against Satan. Satan no longer has any dominion over us, and he is powerless over us. Since we are in Christ, we rest with Christ at the right hand of the Father.

It is a position of rest, waiting for the fulfilment of the remaining of Gods plan for the body of Christ. As we execute His plan on the earth, we do it with rest in our spirits. We believe His plan will succeed; therefore, we labour with rest.

Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV) But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

As we do the works of the ministry and continue to live our lives here on earth, we may get weary; hence we need to wait upon the Lord. We wait by feeding on the Word of God and praying in unknown tongues to build up our spirit man. The Holy Spirit in us will strengthen our spirits and souls, and then we will be like eagles again. We will continue to run the race and not faint till we finish the course.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

Matthew 16:16-19 (NKJV)16 Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."17 Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." Peter received the revelation from the Heavenly Father about Jesus being the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus said that upon this revelation He would build His Church and the gates of hell will not prevail against the body of Christ. In the Book of Acts, after they were baptised with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in unknown tongues, the first person to preach was Peter. Three thousand people were added to the church. This fulfilled what Jesus said in Matthew 16:16-19.Jesus went on to say to Peter in verse 19, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom." Jesus said He would build His Church and handed Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Jesus has the power and authority to build His Church, but He immediately delegated this authority to His disciples; not only just to Peter. Authority has been passed down to His disciples, and we are His disciples now to build God's Church.Jesus said, "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven." What are the keys? The authority Jesus gave us which is the right to use His Name. What are the keys for? The authority to bind whatever is on earth, and it will be bound in heaven. And whatever we loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. These keys are the spiritual authority to bind the works of the devil and to loose people and things in the devil's hand. Since Jesus has the keys, why does He not use them, and why were they handed over to Peter? Why must it be bound on earth before it is bound in heaven? What if Peter did not use the keys? Jesus is no longer on earth; therefore, He handed the authority over to the Church. Henceforth Peter and the Church have to use the authority given to them. The authority must be used on earth before it is effective in heaven. The authority to bind every work of the devil must be used on earth to release the power of God to bind the devil in heaven. If Peter did not use the keys, then they would not be used. If he did not bind on earth, then it was not bound in heaven. If it could be bound in heaven without binding it first on earth, then there is no need for Peter or anyone else to bind them on earth.Three things Jesus said to Peter in Matthew 16:18-19: 1. Upon the revelation Peter received from the Father, Jesus said He would build His Church through Peter. 2. Jesus gave Peter the authority of the kingdom of heaven. 3. Jesus told Peter to use the authority given to him on earth.In Matthew 18, Jesus mentioned it again.Matthew 18:18 (KJV) Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. For Jesus to say it twice, it must have been highly important that we use our authority to bind the devil and loose the people. We are to use the authority Jesus has given us in His Name. Else the devil will not be bound, and the lives of many will not be set free.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Matthew 16:16-19 (NKJV)
16 Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 
19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 

Peter received the revelation from the Heavenly Father about Jesus being the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus said that upon this revelation He would build His Church and the gates of hell will not prevail against the body of Christ. In the Book of Acts, after they were baptised with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in unknown tongues, the first person to preach was Peter. Three thousand people were added to the church. This fulfilled what Jesus said in Matthew 16:16-19.

Jesus went on to say to Peter in verse 19, I will give you the keys of the kingdom. Jesus said He would build His Church and handed Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Jesus has the power and authority to build His Church, but He immediately delegated this authority to His disciples; not only just to Peter. Authority has been passed down to His disciples, and we are His disciples now to build Gods Church.

Jesus said, I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. What are the keys? The authority Jesus gave us which is the right to use His Name. What are the keys for? The authority to bind whatever is on earth, and it will be bound in heaven. And whatever we loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. These keys are the spiritual authority to bind the works of the devil and to loose people and things in the devils hand. 

Since Jesus has the keys, why does He not use them, and why were they handed over to Peter? Why must it be bound on earth before it is bound in heaven? What if Peter did not use the keys? 

Jesus is no longer on earth; therefore, He handed the authority over to the Church. Henceforth Peter and the Church have to use the authority given to them. The authority must be used on earth before it is effective in heaven. The authority to bind every work of the devil must be used on earth to release the power of God to bind the devil in heaven. 

If Peter did not use the keys, then they would not be used. If he did not bind on earth, then it was not bound in heaven. If it could be bound in heaven without binding it first on earth, then there is no need for Peter or anyone else to bind them on earth.

Three things Jesus said to Peter in Matthew 16:18-19: 
1. Upon the revelation Peter received from the Father, Jesus said He would build His Church through Peter.
 2. Jesus gave Peter the authority of the kingdom of heaven.
 3. Jesus told Peter to use the authority given to him on earth.

In Matthew 18, Jesus mentioned it again.

Matthew 18:18 (KJV) Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 

For Jesus to say it twice, it must have been highly important that we use our authority to bind the devil and loose the people. We are to use the authority Jesus has given us in His Name. Else the devil will not be bound, and the lives of many will not be set free.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

3. 1 PETER 5:8-91 Peter 5:8-9 (NKJV)8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
Adversary means opponent; the devil is your opponent. He is seeking whom he may devour, that means he cannot simply devour anyone he wishes. This is the reason he is seeking those whom he can devour. Those who do not know they have authority over the devil are the ones he will devour. If he can devour everyone, then there is no need to seek. 
Peter wrote to Christians to resist the devil and be steadfast in their faith. 
1. Firstly we have authority over the devil to resist him. If we do not have, then we cannot resist him.
2. Secondly, when you resist the devil, he may persist to oppress you. For this reason, we resist him steadfastly; that means refuse to give in to the devil until he leaves and he must go. We have to resist him in faith; faith believes what we do not see. Faith is based on the Word of God, and the Word enables us to believe what we do not see. We may not see the devil leave immediately, but he must and will leave.
Every believer has the same authority as Peter or Paul to resist the devil. If we do not use our authority over the devil, we cannot resist him.
4. EPHESIANS 4:27Ephesians 4:27(AMP) Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]. 
This means that you are not to give the devil room, a foothold or an opportunity. He cannot devour you unless you give him the opportunity or foothold; unless you permit him. The devil is seeking those who permit him to devour them.
This verse infers you do have authority over him, else what it says is not true. If you do not have authority over the devil, he is able to take anything from you anytime; and you do not even have to give him a foothold, he will still take. However, we have the authority, and when we do not give the devil a foothold, he cannot come in and take what he likes; the devil cannot do what he wants with our lives.
We are to be established in this essential truth in our spirits, so that using our authority becomes natural for us. It should become like a ready tool in our hands to bind the devil, and to loose others from his power. This right to use the name of Jesus will also be essential for sending angels forth.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

3. 1 PETER 5:8-9

1 Peter 5:8-9 (NKJV)
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 
9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.


Adversary means opponent; the devil is your opponent. He is seeking whom he may devour, that means he cannot simply devour anyone he wishes. This is the reason he is seeking those whom he can devour. Those who do not know they have authority over the devil are the ones he will devour. If he can devour everyone, then there is no need to seek. 


Peter wrote to Christians to resist the devil and be steadfast in their faith. 


1. Firstly we have authority over the devil to resist him. If we do not have, then we cannot resist him.

2. Secondly, when you resist the devil, he may persist to oppress you. For this reason, we resist him steadfastly; that means refuse to give in to the devil until he leaves and he must go. We have to resist him in faith; faith believes what we do not see. Faith is based on the Word of God, and the Word enables us to believe what we do not see. We may not see the devil leave immediately, but he must and will leave.


Every believer has the same authority as Peter or Paul to resist the devil. If we do not use our authority over the devil, we cannot resist him.


4. EPHESIANS 4:27

Ephesians 4:27(AMP) Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]. 


This means that you are not to give the devil room, a foothold or an opportunity. He cannot devour you unless you give him the opportunity or foothold; unless you permit him. The devil is seeking those who permit him to devour them.


This verse infers you do have authority over him, else what it says is not true. If you do not have authority over the devil, he is able to take anything from you anytime; and you do not even have to give him a foothold, he will still take. However, we have the authority, and when we do not give the devil a foothold, he cannot come in and take what he likes; the devil cannot do what he wants with our lives.


We are to be established in this essential truth in our spirits, so that using our authority becomes natural for us. It should become like a ready tool in our hands to bind the devil, and to loose others from his power. This right to use the name of Jesus will also be essential for sending angels forth.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

Firstly, for us to have spiritual authority over the devil in Jesus' Name, Jesus had to deliver us from his power and dominion. Henceforth the devil no longer has any dominion over us. 
Colossians 1:13 (KJV) Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son …Since we are no longer under the kingdom of darkness, it means we are out of the dominion of the devil. We are now in the kingdom of Jesus Christ, His Son, where there is neither darkness nor demonic powers. We need to establish this in our spirits that we have this authority. Then using the authority Jesus has given us would become so natural. We need to study from the scriptures for our spirits to be deeply rooted in the truth. Four main scriptures prove authority is given to us by Jesus. 1. MATTHEW 28:18-20 Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV)18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. After Jesus died and rose again, He appeared to His apostles and gave them this commission. Jesus said all authority had been given to Him, and He immediately delegated it to the Church when He said, "Go". This is because the Church is on earth to carry out His authority. To release His power to destroy the works of the devil, as well as to set others free.
Jesus can only work through the Church; for He is the Head of the Church, and we are His body. Your head cannot exercise His authority anywhere except where the body is. Jesus gave His apostles the authority to preach, teach and make disciples.What kind of disciples does Jesus want? 
1. Jesus wants disciples who know He has given them spiritual authority. 
2. Jesus wants disciples who use their authority to destroy the works of the devil.2. JAMES 4:7James 4:7 (KJV) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James says we are to submit to God's Word to resist the devil (submitting to God is to submit to His Word). If believers are under the dominion and authority of the devil, they will not be able to resist the devil. You have to have the authority and the power to resist the devil. When we use our right in Jesus' Name (our authority), the power of God will be released to resist the devil.
To resist means to stand your ground, oppose, make a stand and refuse to yield to the power of the devil. When we use the Name of Jesus, there is power to oppose the forces of the devil actively. We do not resist with our might but with the power of His might.
This scripture also proves that we have authority over the devil in Jesus' name. Else we cannot resist the devil. The verse does not say the devil will flee from Jesus but you. The word "flee" has the meaning that he flees from you as in terror, to run away, to disappear, or to move away quickly.It does not matter how you feel. You resist the devil by faith, and he must flee from you. Resist sickness and disease, oppression, temptations, and depression. These are all oppressions of the devil.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Firstly, for us to have spiritual authority over the devil in Jesus Name, Jesus had to deliver us from his power and dominion. Henceforth the devil no longer has any dominion over us. 

Colossians 1:13 (KJV) Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son …


Since we are no longer under the kingdom of darkness, it means we are out of the dominion of the devil. We are now in the kingdom of Jesus Christ, His Son, where there is neither darkness nor demonic powers. We need to establish this in our spirits that we have this authority. Then using the authority Jesus has given us would become so natural. We need to study from the scriptures for our spirits to be deeply rooted in the truth. 

Four main scriptures prove authority is given to us by Jesus. 

1. MATTHEW 28:18-20 
Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV)
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 
20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen. 


After Jesus died and rose again, He appeared to His apostles and gave them this commission. Jesus said all authority had been given to Him, and He immediately delegated it to the Church when He said, Go. This is because the Church is on earth to carry out His authority. To release His power to destroy the works of the devil, as well as to set others free.

Jesus can only work through the Church; for He is the Head of the Church, and we are His body. Your head cannot exercise His authority anywhere except where the body is. Jesus gave His apostles the authority to preach, teach and make disciples.


What kind of disciples does Jesus want? 

1. Jesus wants disciples who know He has given them spiritual authority. 

2. Jesus wants disciples who use their authority to destroy the works of the devil.


2. JAMES 4:7
James 4:7 (KJV) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.


James says we are to submit to Gods Word to resist the devil (submitting to God is to submit to His Word). If believers are under the dominion and authority of the devil, they will not be able to resist the devil. You have to have the authority and the power to resist the devil. When we use our right in Jesus Name (our authority), the power of God will be released to resist the devil.


To resist means to stand your ground, oppose, make a stand and refuse to yield to the power of the devil. When we use the Name of Jesus, there is power to oppose the forces of the devil actively. We do not resist with our might but with the power of His might.

This scripture also proves that we have authority over the devil in Jesus name. Else we cannot resist the devil. The verse does not say the devil will flee from Jesus but you. The word flee has the meaning that he flees from you as in terror, to run away, to disappear, or to move away quickly.

It does not matter how you feel. You resist the devil by faith, and he must flee from you. Resist sickness and disease, oppression, temptations, and depression. These are all oppressions of the devil.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father; He is no longer on earth. But the body of Christ is on earth. It belongs to the children of men. As a child of man, the earth (where I live and my nation) belongs to me. So I have the right to allow or disallow the works of the devil. Because Jesus is not here, He is not able to exercise His authority over the devil to destroy his works. Jesus can only do it through us (His body).Psalm 115:16 (NKJV) The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's; but the earth He has given to the children of men.
Let me share with you the story of Jesus who appeared and spoke with Kenneth E. Hagin. During their conversation, a demon manifested itself to block Kenneth E. Hagin from hearing what Jesus was saying to him. The following story is taken from the book "The Believer's Authority" by Kenneth E. Hagin published by Faith Library Publications.THE DEMON JESUS COULD NOT DEAL WITH In 1952, the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to me in a vision and talked to me for about an hour and a half about the devil, demons, and demon possession. At the end of that vision, an evil spirit that looked like a little monkey or elf ran between Jesus and me and spread something like a smoke screen or dark cloud. Then this demon began jumping up and down, crying in a shrill voice, "Yakety-yak, yakety-yak, yakety-yak." I couldn't see Jesus or understand what He was saying. (Throughout this experience, Jesus was teaching me something. And if you'll be attentive, you'll find the answer here to many things that have troubled you.) I couldn't understand why Jesus allowed the demon to make such a racket. I wondered why Jesus didn't rebuke the demon so I could hear what He was saying. I waited a few moments, but Jesus didn't take any action against the demon. Jesus was still talking, but I couldn't understand a word He was saying - and I needed to, because He was giving instructions concerning the devil, demons, and how to exercise authority. I thought to myself, Doesn't the Lord know I'm not hearing what He wanted me to? I need to hear that. I'm missing it! I almost panicked. I became so desperate I cried out, "In the Name of Jesus, you foul spirit, I command you to stop!" The minute I said that, the little demon hit the floor like a sack of salt, and the black cloud disappeared. The demon lay there trembling, whimpering, and whining like a whipped pup. He wouldn't look at me. "Not only shut up, but get out of here in Jesus' Name!" I commanded. He ran off. The Lord knew exactly what was in my mind. I was thinking, Why didn't He do something about that? Why did He permit it? Jesus looked at me and said, "If you hadn't done something about that, I couldn't have." That came as a real shock to me - it astounded me. I replied, "Lord, I know I didn't hear You right! You said You wouldn't, didn't You?" He replied, "No, if you hadn't done something about that, I couldn't have." I went through this four times with Him. He was emphatic about it, saying, "No, I didn't say I would not, I said I could not." I said, "Now, dear Lord, I just can't accept that. I never heard or preached anything like that in my life!" In the vision, Kenneth E. Hagin asked the Lord Jesus to give him scriptures to back up what He had just told him, and Jesus gave him four scriptures to substantiate why He could not deal with the demons.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father; He is no longer on earth. But the body of Christ is on earth. It belongs to the children of men. As a child of man, the earth (where I live and my nation) belongs to me. So I have the right to allow or disallow the works of the devil. Because Jesus is not here, He is not able to exercise His authority over the devil to destroy his works. Jesus can only do it through us (His body).

Psalm 115:16 (NKJV) The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lords; but the earth He has given to the children of men.

Let me share with you the story of Jesus who appeared and spoke with Kenneth E. Hagin. During their conversation, a demon manifested itself to block Kenneth E. Hagin from hearing what Jesus was saying to him. The following story is taken from the book The Believers Authority by Kenneth E. Hagin published by Faith Library Publications.


THE DEMON JESUS COULD NOT DEAL WITH 

    In 1952, the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to me in a vision and talked to me for about an hour and a half about the devil, demons, and demon possession.
   
    At the end of that vision, an evil spirit that looked like a little monkey or elf ran between Jesus and me and spread something like a smoke screen or dark cloud.

    Then this demon began jumping up and down, crying in a shrill voice, Yakety-yak, yakety-yak, yakety-yak. I couldnt see Jesus or understand what He was saying. 
  
    (Throughout this experience, Jesus was teaching me something. And if youll be attentive, youll find the answer here to many things that have troubled you.)
  
    I couldnt understand why Jesus allowed the demon to make such a racket. I wondered why Jesus didnt rebuke the demon so I could hear what He was saying. I waited a few moments, but Jesus didnt take any action against the demon. Jesus was still talking, but I couldnt understand a word He was saying - and I needed to, because He was giving instructions concerning the devil, demons, and how to exercise authority.

    I thought to myself, Doesnt the Lord know Im not hearing what He wanted me to? I need to hear that. Im missing it!
 
    I almost panicked. I became so desperate I cried out, In the Name of Jesus, you foul spirit, I command you to stop!
  
    The minute I said that, the little demon hit the floor like a sack of salt, and the black cloud disappeared. The demon lay there trembling, whimpering, and whining like a whipped pup. He wouldnt look at me. Not only shut up, but get out of here in Jesus Name! I commanded. He ran off.
   
    The Lord knew exactly what was in my mind. I was thinking, Why didnt He do something about that? Why did He permit it? Jesus looked at me and said, If you hadnt done something about that, I couldnt have.
  
    That came as a real shock to me - it astounded me. I replied, Lord, I know I didnt hear You right! You said You wouldnt, didnt You?
  
    He replied, No, if you hadnt done something about that, I couldnt have.
   
    I went through this four times with Him. He was emphatic about it, saying, No, I didnt say I would not, I said I could not.
   
    I said, Now, dear Lord, I just cant accept that. I never heard or preached anything like that in my life!


 In the vision, Kenneth E. Hagin asked the Lord Jesus to give him scriptures to back up what He had just told him, and Jesus gave him four scriptures to substantiate why He could not deal with the demons.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

When we are seated with Jesus Christ at the right hand of the Father, we are sitting in a position of authority. Paul prayed for the church - that the understanding of the believers be enlightened about the power that raised Christ from the dead. Paul desired that we understand this power, as it is the power of our authority. Where is the source of this power? It comes from Heaven’s throne, where the Father is. This power flows through us because we are seated at the right hand of the Father. Ephesians 2:4-7 (NIV)4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. God, by the Holy Spirit, raised Jesus from the dead and made us alive. The source of this power that raised Jesus comes from God’s throne. From His throne also flows to us His saving grace; by grace, we are saved. How does His grace save us? We are saved by the power that flows from His grace.God saved us by His grace so that we may know, in the ages to come, the incomparable riches of His grace. The Father’s love will express His grace to us in His goodness, kindness, and compassion. When God expresses His grace, we will encounter and experience His power. The power of the Father’s love is the source of our authority. In other words, when we use the authority that is given to us in the Name of Jesus, we release the power of the Father’s love by His grace. This power is the same power that raised Christ from the dead. The power of the Father’s love flows through Jesus Christ seated at the Father’s right hand. All the power of God flows through Jesus Christ. And Jesus has given us the authority to go and do the works of the ministry in His Name, and to destroy the works of the devil. Even though we are seated with Christ, but as His body, we are still on earth. We have the authority here on earth to bind and destroy the works of the devil. If we do not use the authority given to us and release the power of the Holy Ghost, it will not be released, and the works of the devil will be rampant (you can see this in some nations). This is because the earth belongs to every son of man (believer and non-believer).Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

When we are seated with Jesus Christ at the right hand of the Father, we are sitting in a position of authority. Paul prayed for the church - that the understanding of the believers be enlightened about the power that raised Christ from the dead. Paul desired that we understand this power, as it is the power of our authority. 

Where is the source of this power? It comes from Heaven’s throne, where the Father is. This power flows through us because we are seated at the right hand of the Father. 

Ephesians 2:4-7 (NIV)
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 
5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved. 
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 
7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 

God, by the Holy Spirit, raised Jesus from the dead and made us alive. The source of this power that raised Jesus comes from God’s throne. From His throne also flows to us His saving grace; by grace, we are saved. How does His grace save us? We are saved by the power that flows from His grace.

God saved us by His grace so that we may know, in the ages to come, the incomparable riches of His grace. The Father’s love will express His grace to us in His goodness, kindness, and compassion. When God expresses His grace, we will encounter and experience His power. 

The power of the Father’s love is the source of our authority. In other words, when we use the authority that is given to us in the Name of Jesus, we release the power of the Father’s love by His grace. This power is the same power that raised Christ from the dead. 

The power of the Father’s love flows through Jesus Christ seated at the Father’s right hand. All the power of God flows through Jesus Christ. And Jesus has given us the authority to go and do the works of the ministry in His Name, and to destroy the works of the devil. 

Even though we are seated with Christ, but as His body, we are still on earth. We have the authority here on earth to bind and destroy the works of the devil. 

If we do not use the authority given to us and release the power of the Holy Ghost, it will not be released, and the works of the devil will be rampant (you can see this in some nations). This is because the earth belongs to every son of man (believer and non-believer).

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

Luke 10:19 (NKJV) Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.Serpents and scorpions represent demonic spirits. Jesus' disciples have been given authority to step on serpents and scorpions; that means they will have to come under the feet of every believer. These demonic powers submit to you because Jesus has given you the authority. All the powers of the enemy have to submit to you and cannot harm you. Authority means delegated power. There is power that comes with authority. God's power comes with our authority.To the believer who thoroughly understands that it is the power of God backing him, he can exercise his authority and face the enemy (demonic spirits) fearlessly. When Jesus gave us His Name to use against the devil, and to bind him, Jesus has in fact, given us His authority. Kenneth E. Hagin shared this in his book "THE BELIEVER'S AUTHORITY": 
Policemen who direct traffic during the rush hour just need to raise their hands, and the cars would stop. These men do not have the physical power to stop the cars if the drivers choose not to. And they do not use their strength to stop the traffic. It is because they are strong in the authority that is invested in them by the government they serve. People recognise that authority and stop their cars. KENNETH E HAGIN'S TESTIMONY: In 1942, while pastoring in East Texas, I had a test in my body. I didn't tell anyone about it except the Lord. I prayed and believed He would hear me. Then I stood my ground. In the nighttime, I would be awakened with alarming heart symptoms, and I would get up and pray. I battled that thing for about six weeks. One night I had great difficulty in getting to sleep. Finally, after praying, I drifted off, and I had a dream. I am satisfied that God has spoken to me only four times in my life through dreams, but a dream like this one was no coincidence. It was from the Lord. When I woke up, I knew immediately what it meant. (If you don't know the meaning of a dream immediately, forget it.)
 In this dream, it seems that another minister and I were walking on some kind of parade ground or ball field. There were stands on either side of us. As we were walking along talking, the man jumped and exclaimed, "Look!" 
 I turned and saw two ferocious, roaring lions. The man started running. I started running with him. Then I stopped and told him we were too far away from the stands to reach safety. We'd never escape those lions.
 I stopped dead still, turned around, and went back to meet the lions. They came toward me with their fangs bared, roaring. 
 I was trembling. I told them, "I resist you in the Name of Jesus. In Jesus' Name, you can't hurt me." I just stood there. They ran right up to me like a couple of kittens, sniffed around my ankles, and finally frolicked off, paying no attention to me. 
 Then I woke up. I knew exactly what God was saying to me. The Scripture in First Peter 5 came to me. It says, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seekng whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith…." (v. 8,9). 
 The physical battle I had been battling was won right then. Instantly the symptoms disappeared, and I was all right. I had to stand my ground. I wouldn't give in. I had won.Jesus has given us the authority to trample over every demonic power. Satan and all the demons must submit to the Name of Jesus. When we use the Name of Jesus to command them, they must obey because the power of God is behind the authority that we have in Jesus' Name.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Luke 10:19 (NKJV) Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.


Serpents and scorpions represent demonic spirits. Jesus disciples have been given authority to step on serpents and scorpions; that means they will have to come under the feet of every believer. These demonic powers submit to you because Jesus has given you the authority. All the powers of the enemy have to submit to you and cannot harm you. Authority means delegated power. There is power that comes with authority. Gods power comes with our authority.


To the believer who thoroughly understands that it is the power of God backing him, he can exercise his authority and face the enemy (demonic spirits) fearlessly. When Jesus gave us His Name to use against the devil, and to bind him, Jesus has in fact, given us His authority. 


Kenneth E. Hagin shared this in his book THE BELIEVERS AUTHORITY: 


Policemen who direct traffic during the rush hour just need to raise their hands, and the cars would stop. These men do not have the physical power to stop the cars if the drivers choose not to. And they do not use their strength to stop the traffic. It is because they are strong in the authority that is invested in them by the government they serve. People recognise that authority and stop their cars. 


KENNETH E HAGINS TESTIMONY: 

    In 1942, while pastoring in East Texas, I had a test in my body. I didnt tell anyone about it except the Lord. I prayed and believed He would hear me. Then I stood my ground. 
    In the nighttime, I would be awakened with alarming heart symptoms, and I would get up and pray. I battled that thing for about six weeks. 
    One night I had great difficulty in getting to sleep. Finally, after praying, I drifted off, and I had a dream. I am satisfied that God has spoken to me only four times in my life through dreams, but a dream like this one was no coincidence. It was from the Lord. When I woke up, I knew immediately what it meant. (If you dont know the meaning of a dream immediately, forget it.)

    In this dream, it seems that another minister and I were walking on some kind of parade ground or ball field. There were stands on either side of us. As we were walking along talking, the man jumped and exclaimed, Look! 

    I turned and saw two ferocious, roaring lions. The man started running. I started running with him. Then I stopped and told him we were too far away from the stands to reach safety. Wed never escape those lions.

    I stopped dead still, turned around, and went back to meet the lions. They came toward me with their fangs bared, roaring. 

    I was trembling. I told them, I resist you in the Name of Jesus. In Jesus Name, you cant hurt me. I just stood there. They ran right up to me like a couple of kittens, sniffed around my ankles, and finally frolicked off, paying no attention to me. 

    Then I woke up. I knew exactly what God was saying to me. The Scripture in First Peter 5 came to me. It says, Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seekng whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith…. (v. 8,9). 

    The physical battle I had been battling was won right then. Instantly the symptoms disappeared, and I was all right. I had to stand my ground. I wouldnt give in. I had won.

Jesus has given us the authority to trample over every demonic power. Satan and all the demons must submit to the Name of Jesus. When we use the Name of Jesus to command them, they must obey because the power of God is behind the authority that we have in Jesus Name.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

Luke 10:19 (NKJV) Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.Serpents and scorpions represent demonic spirits. Jesus' disciples have been given authority to step on serpents and scorpions; that means they will have to come under the feet of every believer. These demonic powers submit to you because Jesus has given you the authority. All the powers of the enemy have to submit to you and cannot harm you. Authority means delegated power. There is power that comes with authority. God's power comes with our authority.To the believer who thoroughly understands that it is the power of God backing him, he can exercise his authority and face the enemy (demonic spirits) fearlessly. When Jesus gave us His Name to use against the devil, and to bind him, Jesus has in fact, given us His authority. Kenneth E. Hagin shared this in his book "THE BELIEVER'S AUTHORITY": Policemen who direct traffic during the rush hour just need to raise their hands, and the cars would stop. These men do not have the physical power to stop the cars if the drivers choose not to. And they do not use their strength to stop the traffic. It is because they are strong in the authority that is invested in them by the government they serve. People recognise that authority and stop their cars. KENNNETH E HAGIN'S TESTIMONY: In 1942, while pastoring in East Texas, I had a test in my body. I didn't tell anyone about it except the Lord. I prayed and believed He would hear me. Then I stood my ground. In the nighttime, I would be awakened with alarming heart symptoms, and I would get up and pray. I battled that thing for about six weeks. One night I had great difficulty in getting to sleep. Finally, after praying, I drifted off, and I had a dream. I am satisfied that God has spoken to me only four times in my life through dreams, but a dream like this one was no coincidence. It was from the Lord. When I woke up, I knew immediately what it meant. (If you don't know the meaning of a dream immediately, forget it.)
 In this dream, it seems that another minister and I were walking on some kind of parade ground or ball field. There were stands on either side of us. As we were walking along talking, the man jumped and exclaimed, "Look!" 
 I turned and saw two ferocious, roaring lions. The man started running. I started running with him. Then I stopped and told him we were too far away from the stands to reach safety. We'd never escape those lions.
 I stopped dead still, turned around, and went back to meet the lions. They came toward me with their fangs bared, roaring. 
 I was trembling. I told them, "I resist you in the Name of Jesus. In Jesus' Name, you can't hurt me." I just stood there. They ran right up to me like a couple of kittens, sniffed around my ankles, and finally frolicked off, paying no attention to me. 
 Then I woke up. I knew exactly what God was saying to me. The Scripture in First Peter 5 came to me. It says, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seekng whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith…." (v. 8,9). 
 The physical battle I had been battling was won right then. Instantly the symptoms disappeared, and I was all right. I had to stand my ground. I wouldn't give in. I had won.Jesus has given us the authority to trample over every demonic power. Satan and all the demons must submit to the Name of Jesus. When we use the Name of Jesus to command them, they must obey because the power of God is behind the authority that we have in Jesus' Name.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Luke 10:19 (NKJV) Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.


Serpents and scorpions represent demonic spirits. Jesus disciples have been given authority to step on serpents and scorpions; that means they will have to come under the feet of every believer. These demonic powers submit to you because Jesus has given you the authority. All the powers of the enemy have to submit to you and cannot harm you. Authority means delegated power. There is power that comes with authority. Gods power comes with our authority.


To the believer who thoroughly understands that it is the power of God backing him, he can exercise his authority and face the enemy (demonic spirits) fearlessly. When Jesus gave us His Name to use against the devil, and to bind him, Jesus has in fact, given us His authority. 


Kenneth E. Hagin shared this in his book THE BELIEVERS AUTHORITY: 


Policemen who direct traffic during the rush hour just need to raise their hands, and the cars would stop. These men do not have the physical power to stop the cars if the drivers choose not to. And they do not use their strength to stop the traffic. It is because they are strong in the authority that is invested in them by the government they serve. People recognise that authority and stop their cars. 


KENNNETH E HAGINS TESTIMONY: 

    In 1942, while pastoring in East Texas, I had a test in my body. I didnt tell anyone about it except the Lord. I prayed and believed He would hear me. Then I stood my ground. 
   
    In the nighttime, I would be awakened with alarming heart symptoms, and I would get up and pray. I battled that thing for about six weeks. 

    One night I had great difficulty in getting to sleep. Finally, after praying, I drifted off, and I had a dream. I am satisfied that God has spoken to me only four times in my life through dreams, but a dream like this one was no coincidence. It was from the Lord. When I woke up, I knew immediately what it meant. (If you dont know the meaning of a dream immediately, forget it.)

    In this dream, it seems that another minister and I were walking on some kind of parade ground or ball field. There were stands on either side of us. As we were walking along talking, the man jumped and exclaimed, Look! 

    I turned and saw two ferocious, roaring lions. The man started running. I started running with him. Then I stopped and told him we were too far away from the stands to reach safety. Wed never escape those lions.

    I stopped dead still, turned around, and went back to meet the lions. They came toward me with their fangs bared, roaring. 

    I was trembling. I told them, I resist you in the Name of Jesus. In Jesus Name, you cant hurt me. I just stood there. They ran right up to me like a couple of kittens, sniffed around my ankles, and finally frolicked off, paying no attention to me. 

    Then I woke up. I knew exactly what God was saying to me. The Scripture in First Peter 5 came to me. It says, Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seekng whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith…. (v. 8,9). 

    The physical battle I had been battling was won right then. Instantly the symptoms disappeared, and I was all right. I had to stand my ground. I wouldnt give in. I had won.

Jesus has given us the authority to trample over every demonic power. Satan and all the demons must submit to the Name of Jesus. When we use the Name of Jesus to command them, they must obey because the power of God is behind the authority that we have in Jesus Name.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread
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