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POWER OVER ALL DEVILS

Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases (Luke 9:1).

Jesus called His disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, to cast them out and to cure diseases. Notice the word “all” as carefully chosen for us by the Holy Spirit, letting us know that we have power and authority, not over some, but ALL devils. You might say, “But some devils are very strong”; it makes no difference! If you’re born again, you have power over all devils: strong ones, weak ones, fat ones, thin ones, little ones; no matter what kind of devils they are – they’re no match for the authority Christ has given you.

While not disputing the possibility of an organized structure of devils, as the Apostle Paul explains in Ephesians 6, the words of Jesus still hold true. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Notice the order; principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world (that’s the highest in the earth realm), and then, wicked spirits or spiritual wickedness in the heavenly realms. This latter category operates and sets up their throne in the heavenly realms, where they control large dominions and rule over nations or regions. They control the affairs of men as men yield themselves to them. However, the Lord Jesus has given us power and authority over all devils, irrespective of their ranks!

It doesn’t matter the hierarchy any demon belongs in, you have power to cast him out. What a life of glory, dominion and power given to us in Christ Jesus, to live above the devil and his cohorts of darkness! The Lord Jesus said in Luke 10:19, “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.” How much better does it get?

Realize that Satan has been eternally defeated, and he’ll never rise again. Keep him where he belongs – under your feet.

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