Tony V. Hammack
I met a very interesting person today while out sharing the Kingdom of God with people. His name was Benjamin and we had a talk about evil, demons, and the Devil. It was an interesting talk and I want to state some things here for you that may help you.
- Matthew 16:21-23 21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. 22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” 23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
- Colossians 2:15 15 [God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross].
Even an enemy that's been disarmed will continue to fight and take territory if not challenged. Many today in the Christian Church are completely ignorant (lacking revelation knowledge) to the authority they've been deputized with to disposes the enemy. This is exactly the way the Devil wants the Church to stay. He's even convinced many that he doesn't even exist! What a brilliant ruse the enemy is playing on the people of God. I have to share with you that you are not what the Devil says you are. You are what God says you are.
- Ephesians 1:17-22 17 [For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him, 18 By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones), 19 And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, 20 Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places], 21 Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come. 22 And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church],
- Ephesians 2:6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
Rise up Church!
(see also Philippians 2:1-11; Ephesians 6:12)
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