Re: How much power does Satan have in our lives?
AMEN! Christians need only to resist the devil and he will flee.
Over all Satan only has the power you allow him to have.
There's an old story. There is a boy who is constantly getting bullied and pushed around by a bigger boy. His older brother tells him, "why don't you just stand up to him?" So the next time he got bullied, he stood up to the bully and stood his ground. Suddenly the bully became very afraid, turned pale and ran away. The little boy felt so strong and good about Himself, but he didnt realize his big brother was standing right behind him.
A preacher once said, ( I can't remember who, maybe many), "the next time the devil comes knockin' at your door, ask Jesus to answer the door."
We must resist the devil with the authority we have in Christ and through His Power. We overcome the devil by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of our testimony.
The devil hates your blood, you know he hates your blood.
So drown him in a flood...Keith Green.
Isaiah 59:19- So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
1 John 1:7- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
2 Corinthians 7:1- Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.