Well….you don’t need to kick the devils butt…..because Jesus has already defeated Him!  He won the battle for us.  He paid the price. Praise the Lord!!  We can take authority over the enemy because we are children of the most high God and when we became born again and made Jesus our personal Lord and Savior…we received God’s Holy Spirit living inside of us.  God’s power in us is stronger than the power that’s in the world.  When we pray in Jesus name after accepting Christ as our Savior and committing ourselves to Him…we learn what the bible says about what God will do for us…and that is…we have authority over the enemy of our souls!

There are principles to follow.  We can’t just use Jesus name all willy nilly all over the place like calling a Genie out of a bottle kind of thing.  We must use wisdom and respect for the power and authority of God in our lives.  Satan is nothing to toy with either…He is a powerful adversary.  You better know what you’re doing and if you don’t…you need to blow the dust off your bible and get to studying and also pray for wisdom and discernment.  Satan is a strong enemy and we need to know and be able to use all the weapons God tells us about in His word to keep the devil from trampling over us and our family, Church, community, nation and this troubled world.

Look around…listen to the news.  These are very troubled times for everyone and it seems like these troubles will be here for a long while.  So we need to equip ourselves for the long battle.  Let’s not get caught out there.  We have authority over the enemy’s advances…but are we using it?   Do we know how?  Don’t wait for the trials to arrive….get prepared now.  If the weatherman said a big storm was coming and you didn’t go out and stock up on some food, batteries and supplies you would put you and your family in serious jeopardy.  The bible says that we’ll have many trials and all different kinds so stock up on some food…spiritual food.  Get you some supplies which are the scriptures and notes from past trials.  Get you some batteries which is some prayer time.  Now you’ll be…prepared!

I’ve given you some scripture verses to either remind you or get you started….but this is not enough.  The bible is packed with weapons you can use to take authority over our adversary.  Jesus did when He was tempted so do what our brother did.  Know God’s word!

1 Peter 5:8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Ephesians 6:10-12 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Mathew 4:4  Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.

John 14:14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Message for today: Don’t lay down and let satan walk all over you…..get up off that floor!…..know God’s word and take authority over that situation in the name of Jesus.  Pray and Trust God….Know what God’s will is and have faith. Then wait on the Lord to answer you.  Be of good courage!!

Come on…Get up off that floor!!!

I’m telling you that if you’re a child of God you have the authority over the devil’s stronghold in your life!!!

You can be victorious!!! Yes you can!!

“P.S. – This is my own philosophy….I know the devil is out there and he needs to be kept in his place.  I know what to do…how to use the word of God take authority.  I’m well aware of his presence BUT…..I’d rather spend most of my time praising God and thanking and lifting up the name of Jesus than talk about the devil.  What needs to be done pertaining to the devil I do…but most of my time is dedicated to being with my Lord and Savior and walking with God.”  I don’t spend time…devil chasing.  I know I have HIM on the run!!