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Exercising Spiritual Authority Over The Devil

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Sermon shared by Levi Wright

December 2002
Summary: God has given all believer power over evil spirits and the Devil and we must exercise our authority.
Tags: Satan (add tag)
Audience: Believer adults
Sermon:
Evangelist Cry Teaching
Ministry
Huger, South Carolina

Dr. Levi Howard Wright, D.Min.

“EXERCISING SPIRITUAL
AUTHORITY OVER THE DEVIL”

TEXT: ST LUKE 10:17-19: "And the seventy returned again with
joy saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over
all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."

ASSOCIATED TEXT: EPHESIANS 6:12 "For we wrestle not
against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places."

Introduction

Today, I want to talk to you about “Exercising Your Spiritual
Authority Over The Devil.”

The authority of the believer is unveiled more fully in the Book of
Ephesians than any other epistle written to the churches.

We have authority over evil spirits through Jesus Christ. We need
to understand what Paul is trying to say to the church.

We need to realize that we have "Spiritual Authority" through
Jesus Christ.

Our spiritual warfare with the Devil should always be with the
consciousness that we have authority over him, because he is
already a defeated foe.

The Lord Jesus Christ defeated him for us over 2000 years……
when He Hung….Bleed ….and Died on Mount Calvary Cross.

However, the Spiritual Authority of the Born Again Believer….. is
an aspect of the Christian walk that very few believer know any thing
about.

Some believers think that Spiritual Authority over the Devil belongs to
only a few chosen people to whom God has given special power.
But, I came by to tell you today, that "Spiritual Authority" belongs to
all of the children of God.

We received the Spiritual Authority when we were Born Again
into the Family of God.

When we were made new creature in Jesus Christ, we inherit the
Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and we can use our Spiritual
Authority against the enemy which is the Devil.
The devil does not….. want Christians to learn about the this
authority.

He want to continue to defeat us in anyway that he can. That is why he
will do anything he can to keep you from learning the truth about our
Spiritual Authority.

He know that when we exercise our God given authority his heyday
will be over.

In Ephesians 1:3 it says, "Blessed be the God and Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ, who had blessed us with all spiritual blessing in
heavenly places in Christ. “

This mean that in Christ all spiritual blessing belong to
us.
Spiritual Authority belongs to us whether we realize it or not. But just
knowing this is not enough. It is knowledge that is acted upon that will
bring about results.

We must exercise our “Spiritual Authority”.

Knowing that we have power…… and not using it will not accomplish
any thing. We must exercise and use the God given Authority that
God has blessed us with.

Illustration: I read a story about a man who was found dead in a
small, shabby room that he rented for $3 a week. He had been a
familiar sight on the streets of Chicago for about twenty years, always
dressed in rags and eating out of the garbage cans.

One day neighbors became concerned, because they had not seen
his for two to three days and they
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