Summary: We can have power over the devil.
Matt: 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Mark 5:12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
REALITY OF DEMONS
James2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
2nd Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
The devil has his own evil force of angels
This is how Lucifer has influence
This is how he causes rebellion
Today his angels operate out of Hell
*They cause terror and suffering
*Demons know Gods power.
*Demons know Gods power over them
EVIL WORKS OF DEMONS
1st Samuel 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.
15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.
16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
This all started with rebellious spirit of the people.
Although it was against Gods will to have and earthly king God did tolerate it.
God would use it for his Glory.
Saul failed again failing to purge sin completely from Israel
Rebellion is a sin
Witchcraft is a sin.
Saul’s willful sin against God cost him greatly.
Sin gives temporary relief.
POWER OVER DEMONS
Matt.10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
The word power means authority
Jesus showed that unclean spirits must be cat out.
Matt: 10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Main power over the devil found in Rev .12 :
Rev. 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.