The Bible tells us the enemy can’t destroy us, but holy moly, sometimes it sure feels like he can. I mean, do we really have authority over Satan?
How many times have you begged and pleaded for rest from the barrage of mess and chaos in your life?
Yeah, me too.
In fact, I think I lost count around the 706,767th time.
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Life is noisy, and all too often we react first, and think later.
We see the world through our very limited perspective without giving much thought, if any, to God’s view.
We hear something we don’t like, get frightened or angry, and immediately jump into action without taking a moment to breathe — a moment to pray.
The crazy thing is, if we’d just stop for a minute and check in with God, everything could change!
We often forget (or didn’t know) that God didn’t create us to go through life on our own.
In Jesus Calling, Sarah Young writes (as if Jesus is writing to us),
Let Me help you through this day. The challenges you face are far too great for you to handle alone….This awareness opens up a choice: to doggedly go it alone or to walk with Me in humble steps of dependence.
Walking in HIS authority
Here’s what’s cool when we learn to live and walk in Christ.
Jesus isn’t only waiting to help us navigate the noise, He’s given us authority over Satan.
“Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.” Luke 10:19 NLT
Yep, we too, can defeat the enemy, with the authority we have through Christ!
what does authority over satan mean
Now I don’t know about you, but truthfully, up until a few years ago, I didn’t understand this power.
I’d beg and plead with God, hoping He’d answer my prayers and protect us from the firestorm of attacks our family seemed to be imprisoned in.
But when I learned that Christ’s completed work on the cross gave me authority over Satan, everything changed!
We are no longer bound by our circumstances. We now live with joy regardless of what’s going on around us.
In fact, it’s when I finally learned that it’s possible to experience peace, even in the midst of some of the most difficult times in our life.
In the episode, Walking in the Power and Authority of God, I’m uncovering the power you’ve been given; and how to walk this out in your every day life.
what does authority OVER SATAN GIVE YOU
Friend, if you want to find the quickest way to happiness no matter what’s going on in your life, then stand confidently in who you are in Christ.
Stand confidently in the authority you’ve been given!
It’s the fastest way to take the wind out of Satan’s sails and finally break free from what feels like a life-time of pain and struggles.
This week I challenge you to step out in the power you have within you right now. Walk confidently in all you are in Christ.
Because you, my friend, are a child of God, and it’s time to start living like one!
And remember, the trials you’re experiencing are a beautiful gift that can remind you to rely on Jesus and the authority He’s given you!
If you’d like to learn more about having confidence in God, I invite you to join me for our Free 30-Day, Uncovering the Power of the Holy Spirit Scripture Challenge.
It’s an easy, yet powerful way to learn about The Spirit and how you can draw from His power in every area of your life.
Hop on over to get signed up now, and I’ll get your first verse right out to you!
Until next time…
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