WALK IN HIS NAME – Pastor Chris
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils… (Mark 16:17-18).
Isn’t it amazing that the very first thing Jesus said we could do in His Name is casting out devils? It goes to show just how much Satan has been defeated; he’s not a factor at all. Someone who only gave his life to Christ moments ago can cast out devils. That’s because the Christian is superior to Satan; the Christian has the life of God and the righteousness of Christ; he’s in God’s class. Hallelujah!
Therefore, keeping Satan in check isn’t a question of how “strong” or “spiritual” you think you are; it’s about Jesus and the authority He’s given you; you walk and live in His Name. Satan has no right to run things in your life, in your home or in the lives of your loved ones; run him out! Exercise your authority in Christ over him. You can cast out demons any day, anytime and anywhere, simply by using the Name of Jesus.
When you address Satan and his cohorts of darkness in the Name of Jesus, they respond as though they were hearing directly from Jesus. So, in dealing with Satan, don’t negotiate with him; cast him out! That’s what Jesus said we should do. Someone asked, “What if the devil doesn’t go when I try to cast him out?” That’s not an option, if you’re walking in His Name.
Walking in His Name is recognising the power and authority of that Name; living with the consciousness of what that Name represents. Philippians 2:9-10 says, “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.”
You couldn’t know this and be debating whether or not the demons would respond when you want them cast out; they have no choice. The Word settles it: Your role is to cast the devil out, and the devil’s responsibility is to obey and flee!
How wonderful to be an associate of the God-kind; one with Christ, with His life and nature of righteousness in my spirit! It places me far above all principality, power, and rulers of the darkness of this world. I exercise my authority in Christ to keep them where they perpetually belong—under my feet—in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 10:8; Luke 10:18-19; Acts 16:18
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Galatians 3:15-25 & Songs of Solomon 6-8
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Timothy 4:1-8 & Jeremiah 36
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