ON WITH THE BATTLE
"You are my battle ax and weapons of war" (Jer. 51:20).
The scriptures declare that the Father is counting on the Believer to subdue Satan's empire (Psalm 149:5-9, Isaiah. 58:1-7, Jer. 1:10, Luke 4:18-19, Ephesians. 2:10, and 3:10, Heb. 2:7-8 and I John 3:8).
This concept of causing the Devil's forces to war against themselves, and destroy their strength and organized power is not new. It has been used by the Father and is recorded in the scriptures (Judges 7:22).
The scriptures are clear that the Believer has the authority over Satan and all his evil spirits. They are admittedly the creations of the Father (Isa. 45:7).
The scriptures verify that we have total authority vested in us by the Father thru JESUS Christ.
The Believer is in authority over "the work of God's hands" (Gen. 1:28, Psalm 8:6, Isa. 45:11, Matt. 28:18, Luke 10:19 and Rom. 8:14-23).
JESUS describes DELIVERANCE, Luke 11:21-22, in full with notes.
Here are promises by the Father that He would cause the Devil's forces to destroy themselves: Psa. 35:1-8, Psa. 37:11-15, Psa. 109:17-18 and 28-29, Isa. 41:11-12, Isa. 49:26 and Eze. 35:6.
COMMAND AND TAKE CHARGE DAILY
This is how the Believer can serve his or her Father in power in the battle planned against Satan.
"Father, I come to you in the name of the Lord JESUS Christ. I take authority over Satan and all his evil spirits from my position at the right hand of the Father, seated above "every name that is named" in the authority of the Lord JESUS Christ.
In the name of the Lord JESUS Christ, I bind the strong man over the world wide organizations such as:
Masonic Order and Bloodless Religions.
Catholic Church and False Religions.
Communist Empire and Godless Governments.
Illuminatti, Council of Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission
One World-Wide Union, Longshoreman, UAW and Teamsters.
World Council of Churches.
America, Common Market Nations, Canada and Mexico.
Any religious, political, social or other organization that has practices that are contrary to the Holy Bible.
Notice that every organization has a demonic power ruling over it. This is why we bind powers over America, etc.
CAUSING THE WAR IN HEAVEN
"In the authority of JESUS Christ, I take authority over all foul and evil spirits, authorities, princes, kings, powers, world rulers, and the highest and mightiest servants of Satan. I bind them to be powerless in the mighty name of JESUS Christ.
Father, in the authority of the Lord JESUS Christ, I pronounce the judgment written in the scriptures upon the evil and greedy conspirators in and over these world-wide organizations.
As it is written Father, I ask you to bring upon them judgment according to Psalm 1:4, Isa. 41:11-12 and Jer. 17:5-6."
THE BATTLE TODAY
Satan and his forces continue today in their steadfast opposition against the overwhelming evidence that they will surely lose the battle. Dr. Chafer declares that Satan "is the living contender against the Believer in the realms of spiritual life and activity as well as in the area of flesh and blood".
Satan and his fallen angels are sharply limited in power compared with God, for they are mere finite creatures who can do nothing outside the permissive will of God.
Robert Peterson points out that, "The master passion of Satan for worship leads him to gain worship by whatever method brings the best results. He gains the worship of millions of intelligent people through counterfeit systems of truth, persuading them that he does not exist; or that he holds no dread for the educated and informed, who either belittle his influence or dismiss it as humbug. The superstitious on the other hand, are held in bondage by fear, a fear the western world cannot understand because it defies explanation". As Mrs. George Needham observes: "The root of idolatry is demonology. All its stupidity and senseless ceremony are but addenda to the main facts. The senses are gratified, the passions unloosed the conscience deluded-but chief over all, Satan is worshipped.
The demons, and all their dupes, reject the Bible. So are Christians also dupes who reject any part of the Bible.
That morning I had preached on the triumph which is in the very name of JESUS in every area. A prophecy had followed confirming this truth. Demons frequently confirm that the Bible is true.
There can be very little doubt that the demons do have a highly organized empire of evil, Peterson writes out of direct observation as a missionary in Borneo. "I myself have heard through the lips of possessed persons two demons arguing over disputed territory. It seems that the demons are given boundaries over which they are not allowed to pass. Again I have heard demons trying to assert authority over other demons. If the one trying to usurp authority is lower in rank than the other one, there is apt to be violence. On the other hand, if the demon is high in rank, other demons must submit to his higher authority."
"With those who are immersed in idolatry, Satan gains his end through fear, but with those who, having the Bible, should be acquainted with the Devil's devices, his most effective work is that of deluding men into believing that all this talk of demonic activity is mere superstition and unscientific nonsense, so fulfilling Satan's description as the one 'who deceiveth the whole world' (Rev. 12:9)."
Michael Harper flashes the alert that, "Behind the facade of religious life there is a spiritual battle raging. There seem to be many who are not fully aware of this warfare. From time to time there is a dramatic collision between the power of the Spirit and that of Satan. Success for the Christian will depend in a large measure on recognizing the work of the Devil and knowing how to defeat and expel him from every situation". "So it is today, there is a fierce conflict and there are those who do not wish to pass this way. But we cannot avoid the battle-for if we do not fight the enemy, he will still come at us."
This conflict began long before the birth of JESUS and reached its height during His ministry. It will continue until Satan is thrown into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone.
Early in this century, Mrs. Penn-Lewis noted, "It is clear in Bible history that the manifestation of the power of God at Pentecost, and through the Apostles, meant again an aggressive attitude to the powers of darkness. Therefore, the growth and maturity of the Church of Christ at the end of the dispensation will mean the same recognition, and the same attitude toward the Satanic hosts of the Prince of the Power of the Air; with the same co-witness of the Holy Spirit to the authority of the Name of JESUS, as in the early Church. In brief, that the Church of Christ will reach its high water mark, when it knows how to 'bind the strong man' by prayer; 'command' the spirits of evil in the Name of Christ, and deliver men and women from their power."
Harper writes these encouraging words: "These wicked beings can suggest evil, but cannot coerce the will of another creature. They may spread snares and devices to ruin the children of God, but cannot compel any other being to comply with their designs, nor can they employ God's creation other than as He decrees. They have never been able to defeat God, and actually God uses them as instruments to correct the erring saints" (Luke 22:31-32, I Cor. 5:5, I Tim.
Someone has remarked that Satan is like a monkey wrench which the Lord uses to tighten up loose nuts! Be of good cheer, saints of God! Satan is severely limited and all his bluster and bluff about 'all power' is sham. Our God is still on the throne and He rules! Hallelujah!
ON WITH THE BATTLE! by J.M. Haggard, Route 6, Box 250, Muncie, Indiana 47302.
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