Binding the Strongman

Scripture: Revelation: 12:11

Introduction: When a child of God walks the spiritual path of life the devil tries to attack him. The devil is not bothered about the nonbelievers but he cannot stand a believer. Therefore he tries to attack him. Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

The devil
• He is the ruler of this world.
• He has authority.
• He has the powers of the dark.
• He has a spiritual force of evil.

So when the devil attacks you he attacks with his spiritual force of evil. Understand it is a big army against you. Therefore we got to bind the strongman to be successful in our lives.

Subject: Binding the Strongman

This morning we are going to see how we can face the devil that is coming against your life. I am going to teach you the 2-fold attack against the devil. You are going to go back victorious in Jesus’ name.

First of all we must understand we are on the winning side. There is no need to fear in this battle.
1 John 3:8 The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. Jesus defeated Satan and his forces on the cross of Calvary. We just got to exercise our faith and claim the victory that Jesus already won on the cross. The devil and his forces cannot defeat you but we have the power to defeat every forces of evil that is acting against you. Amen.

How can we bind the strongman? The key is in Revelation.

Revelation was written by John the apostle while exile in Patmos. It talks about the future of the church. Revelation chapter 12 talks about a warfare in heaven. This warfare is between God’s people (God, angels, and the church) versus the Satan and his army.
Revelation 12:7 7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.
See what happens. V8 8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.
Let us follow this warfare: Revelation 12:9-10 9The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. 10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.

See the outcome of this warfare. Revelation 12:11 11They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

The tools that will be used in this warfare can be used by us now. That is why we have this word of God. Let us see how they overcame the devil.
Revelation 12:11 11They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not