Luke 18 verses 17 to 20


Luke 10:17-20
Luke 10:17  And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
19  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.
The power and authority of Jesus had already cast satan out of heaven like lightning and now His Name which carries His power and authority will the same effect when we use it in faith. Dealing with Satan and seeing him flee should be a normal, matter of fact part of living by faith (nothing to get too excited about). We think – ‘why doesn’t God do something about satan (and his oppression) – but He has given you the authority to do something!
In the presence of evil, or oppression that comes against you SAY words to this effect: 
In the Name of Jesus I command you to cease in your operation against me (and my family). I bind you. I command you to be removed from me. No weapon formed against me can prosper. Your power is broken in Jesus Name.
If you are aware of words or curses spoken against you, just condemn them.
If we sense a wrong spirit or atmosphere coming against us or our family, we must deal with it.
We must exercise your authority through your words: 
Have faith in God. For verily I say to you, that whosoever shall say to this mountain, ‘Be removed, and be cast into the sea; and not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says (Mark11:23). 
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death (Rev 12:11).
As we testify what the Blood has done for us, we overcome satan. You are completely protected if you trust in the Name of Jesus (Proverbs 18:10).
In spiritual warfare, you must stand trusting in the Name and Strength of Christ alone:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (Ephesians 6:10,11). 
Satan has to work through people because his authority is only derivative. 
God gave man authority and men’s words carry power for good or evil. 
Satan can use man’s authority if he can influence a man’s words and actions. So a fiery dart may seem to come from a person but we must see the origin of the attack as spiritual.
We don’t overcome by fighting the person but by taking out the spirit that is working through that person. Strife and unforgiveness against the person actually entangles us in satan’s trap (2Tim 2:23-26). 
This is why Paul said:
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (v12). 
So first SUBMIT to God (forgive the person – they are not your real enemy) then RESIST the devil in the Name of Jesus and he will flee from you.
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee (as in terror) from you (James 4:7).


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