Never give satan a chance-Part1
Updated: Oct 9
Colossians 1: 12-13. It says: “Giving thanks unto the father which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son”.
A Christian cannot be possessed by the devil but can be oppressed depending on what he knows. So, there are those who still talk about being delivered but you have already taught us that we are delivered already and we are in God’s kingdom. A born-again Christian has been taken from the domain of darkness; so he/she is delivered already!
We are in God’s kingdom if we are born-again! Sometimes our observations can really question what we think in the Word. Notice that I said what we think, rather than what we know because, if you actually know, there would be no questions. I know that there are Christians who still go for "deliverance sessions" and there are other Christians who are conducting "deliverance" on them.
It’s the same thing when Christians get sick. Ideally, a Christian should not be sick. But there are Christians that get sick and oftentimes it’s because of ignorance or misuse of their bodies. So, when you misuse your body you’re going to get into trouble with your body but then you’ve got to do something about it, if you know the truth: “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (Scripture reference: John 8:32).
So, Christians having demonic manifestations, obviously do not know what to do about their situation; they let the demons come into them! A demon cannot force its way if you don’t let it in. Even for non-Christians, demons can’t force themselves into non-Christians, otherwise the whole world would be possessed! But they are not possessed! Demons can’t force their way!
So Christians that experience demonic manifestations let the demons get a hold of them, come into their lives. Now, had they been taught the Word and accepted the Word, all they needed to do was to say: ‘devil get out of my life in the name of Jesus Christ!’ and that would be it! But many don’t believe that that is real, so they are looking for somebody to deliver them. They are looking for some help somewhere and it’s a problem.
It (the Bible) says: “they know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But you shall die like men” (Scripture reference: Psalm 82:5-7). Why are they dying like men? Because it says: ‘they know not neither will they understand. They walk on in darkness’. Sad story! Painful!
But if you study the Word and learn the Word and live by the Word, you are not going to have problems with demons. You are going to be chasing them out, you are going to be casting out devils. He (Jesus) said: “in my name shall they cast out devils” (Scripture reference: Mark 16:17).
Let me tell you this: there is nobody who is gifted spiritually, who is gifted specially to cast out devils. No one! There is no such gift in the Bible! There is no special gift for casting out devils. Every Christian can cast out devils and, there is no Christian, no minister that has a special authority to cast out demons. There is none!
We cast out devils in the name of Jesus Christ because he gave every one of us the power of attorney to use his name to cast out devils. Every one of us can cast out devils. Don’t believe that somehow, you need some special help to cast out the devil out. If you tell it to go, it would go. Believe in your own words. That’s what you need.
The devils don’t like us telling people the truth, but this is the truth! There’s no gift in the Bible for casting out devils, so you can’t say- ‘oh I don’t have the gift of casting out devils! There’s no such gift! We all have been given the one gift that is necessary- the name of Jesus Christ.
He says “these signs shall follow them that believe…Mark 16:17", not special ministers, not special apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists, no! “These signs shall follow them that believe…” The first sign: “…in my name they shall cast out devils”. All of us who believe can cast out devils. So, let’s keep casting them out.
Ephesians chapter 4 verse 27, says: “Neither give place to the devil”. That means we have the authority. Don’t give place to the devil! And that also means that you could, that’s why he told you not to, because you could. It’s an act of your will; it’s up to you! You may let the devil come in, by your choice or by your ignorance. “My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge.......”(Hosea 4:6).
Jesus said, “the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” (Scripture reference John 14:30). See, Jesus said satan had nothing in him. We can equally say satan has nothing in us because we are already joined together with the Lord( 1 Cor. 6:17) and one spirit with Him? Don’t let satan have a place in your life through ignorance. Never let him! Give no place to the devil!
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