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WE HAVE SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY IN JESUS' NAME (2)Four primary scriptures prove authority is given to us by Jesus. Let us establish this fact so that we be deeply rooted in this essential truth.

3. 1 PETER 5:8-9Be 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. (NKJV)Adversary means opponent; the devil is your opponent. He is seeking whom he may devour, which means he cannot simply devour anyone he wishes. This is the reason he is seeking those 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 don't see. Faith is based on God's Word, and the Word enables us to believe what we don't 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 4:27Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]. (AMP)
This means that you are not to give the devil room, foothold or opportunity. He cannot devour you unless you give him the chance 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 don't 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 spirit 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 the power of the devil. 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

WE HAVE SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY IN JESUS NAME (2)

Four primary scriptures prove authority is given to us by Jesus. Let us establish this fact so that we be deeply rooted in this essential truth.



3. 1 PETER 5:8-9

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.  (NKJV)

Adversary means opponent; the devil is your opponent. He is seeking whom he may devour, which means he cannot simply devour anyone he wishes. This is the reason he is seeking those 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 dont see. Faith is based on Gods Word, and the Word enables us to believe what we dont 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

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


This means that you are not to give the devil room, foothold or opportunity. He cannot devour you unless you give him the chance 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 dont 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 spirit 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 the power of the devil. 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

WE HAVE SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY IN JESUS' NAME (1)Firstly, for us to have spiritual authority over the devil in Jesus' Name, Jesus had to deliver us from the power and dominion of the devil. 
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 devil’s dominion. We are now in the kingdom of Jesus Christ, His Son, where there is neither darkness nor demonic power. We need to be established in our spirits that we have this authority, then using the authority Jesus has given us should become so natural. For our spirit to be deeply rooted in the truth that we have spiritual authority over the devil, we need to study from the scriptures.
Four primary scriptures prove authority is given to us by Jesus. Let us establish this fact so that we be deeply rooted in this essential truth. 1. MATTHEW 28:18-20 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. (NKJV)
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 and release His power to destroy the works of the devil and set others free.
Jesus can only work through the Church, for He is the Head of the Church, and we are His body. The 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 4:7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (KJV)
James says submit to God's Word and 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 devil's forces 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 won't be able to 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, running away, disappearing, or moving away quickly.It doesn't 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

WE HAVE SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY IN JESUS NAME (1)

Firstly, for us to have spiritual authority over the devil in Jesus Name, Jesus had to deliver us from the power and dominion of the devil. 


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  devil’s dominion. We are now in the kingdom of Jesus Christ, His Son, where there is neither darkness nor demonic power. We need to be established in our spirits that we have this authority, then using the authority Jesus has given us should become so natural. For our spirit to be deeply rooted in the truth that we have spiritual authority over the devil, we need to study from the scriptures.


Four primary scriptures prove authority is given to us by Jesus. Let us establish this fact so that we be deeply rooted in this essential truth. 


1. MATTHEW 28:18-20 

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. (NKJV)


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 and release His power to destroy the works of the devil and set others free.


Jesus can only work through the Church, for He is the Head of the Church, and we are His body. The 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

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (KJV)


James says submit to Gods Word and 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 devils forces 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 wont be able to 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, running away, disappearing, or moving away quickly.

It doesnt 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
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