“For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.” – Ephesians 6:12 HCSB
The success of every football game is determined by a team’s defence and attack tactics. This same tactics applies to spiritual warfare.
As it applies to defence, Jesus said in Luke 10:19: “Behold, I give you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
In other words, He is saying, “When you engage satanic forces, nothing shall harm you. Even if they throw their best shot, it will not work!”
Because of this truth, just like David, we can also say, ” He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” (Psalm 23:5)
Nothing shall by any means harm us! We are heavily defended. We have no cause to fear demoniacal forces.
As regards attack, Jesus had this to say:
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;”
Mark 16:17 NKJV
Therefore, we have authority to resist the influence of demons in our sphere of influence. (James 4:7). Jesus made this possible!
Doesn’t this incite you to break out in tongues? We have the name of Jesus for our use! We have the authority to cast out demons just like Jesus did from that man of Gadarenes! (Mark 5)
It is reported that before Jesus spoke, the demons cried out in terror. In fact, they begged Jesus to be merciful to them.
Dear believer, can you see the kind of authority you’ve got? Just like Jesus, you have every authority over demons. When you show up, they will flee in several directions.
Let this be your consciousness as you fast today. Pray with this knowledge!