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Summary: God has given all believer power over evil spirits and the Devil and we must exercise our authority.

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 found him dead in bed.

An autopsy revealed that he had died of malnutrition, yet a money belt

found around his waist contained $23,000.

This man lived in poverty, peddling news papers for a living, yet he

had money. He could have lived in the finest hotel in town instead of in

the little rundown room.

He could have eaten the best food instead of garbage. But he did not

use what belonged to him.

We need to know what belong to us.

We need to know what Spiritual Authority that we have and we must

start exercising it.

Jesus said in St John 8:32, "And ye shall know the truth, and the

truth shall make you free."

In Hosea 4:6 God saided, "My people are destroyed for lack of

knowledge, because thou hath rejected knowledge."

Our Families and Churches are actually perishing…… because

of the lack of Spirit Wisdom and the Revelation of Knowledge.

It do not take a discerning eye today to see that many churches are in

Spiritual Trouble and Great Distress.

In the news papers we read where churches are ….. being

Vandalized and Burned to the ground.

We read about the Homosexual Movement in the church.

We read about the Legalizing of Murder through Abortion and

Baby Killing has been accepted in many churches.

We read about Adultery has been Legalized and Accepted in

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Glynda Lomax

commented on Apr 18, 2016

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