How to overcome the devil

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Memorise: “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” ( Lk 10:19)Read: Titus 2:11-12
As a believer, you are recreated in Christ. The victory on the cross of calvary has fully absolved you of defeat. This means, you should go through life’s battles as a conqueror not a victim. Luke 10:19 says, “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”.Every believer in Christ is empowered over satanic forces.

However, it is still possible to remain under Satan’s manipulation due to lack of knowledge or refusal to exercise one’s authority. In Genesis 1:26-27, God created man to dominate. Adam lost this to Satan when he chose to live without God’s control. But through Jesus Christ, we are fully restored to dominate.

Today, God expects you to be a moving symbol of power and authority. When the Godhead resides in you, you become an embodiment of power. That is when signs and wonders will freely flow through you from the power base within you (Mark 16:17-18).

God expects you to exercise His power in your life over sin, Satan and his cohorts, situations, circumstances and challenges that confront you. Any bonafide believer who does this cannot be enslaved to enemies. How are you exercising your dominion today?

One way to exercise your dominion is on your knees. Daniel was faced with death yet he knelt down and prayed. On his knees, power was released to frustrate the plans of his enemies (Dan 6:10). If you can kneel before God, you will stand tall among men. You will rule the world. It is on your knees God expects you to rename problems or challenges confronting you. You cannot effect any change if all you do is dash in and out of God’s presence.

Spend quality time praying. Combine your prayers with fasting. Another secret of dominion is purity of life. If you fast and pray but live like the devil, you cannot release your controlling power over man, Satan and circumstances. Purity is a very powerful weapon. In Daniel 6:4 , his examiners found him faultless. God expects you to live soberly, righteously and godly in your life time.

Find out what God says about you, what those around you say about you and compare with what you say about yourself (2 Cor 13:5). Also regularly feed on God’s Word. Grow your faith. Are you ready to dominate from today?

Ask God for grace to dominate Satan, demons, the flesh, and the world.



By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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