Summary: God has given all believer power over evil spirits and the Devil and we must exercise our authority.
Evangelist Cry Teaching
Huger, South Carolina
Dr. Levi Howard Wright, D.Min.
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."
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
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
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
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
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
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