You are strong in Jesus
Updated: Aug 30
Jesus sent out seventy of his disciples to go into cities and preach the gospel. They were not apostles. They were disciples who believed in what Jesus Christ was doing at the time. He sent them two by two into cites, preaching the gospel and healing the sick. They returned rejoicing, saying “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” Luke 10:17. What they did not know and understood at the time was that the divine nature of God was in Jesus and that he was in the beginning with God and he was God.
“For by him all things were created in the heavens and on the earth, visible things and invisible things, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things have been created through him and for him.” Colossians 1:16
Although Jesus took on flesh and walked the earth like a human being, he knew who he was in God. He knew where he came from, and he knew who sent him. He spoke with confidence as a Son of God. He acted in the boldness of the Spirit of God. He walked the walk of a Son of God and talked the talk.
The disciples who were sent out and came back rejoicing because they saw the power of God in action and had a taste of who they were in Jesus. They experienced the power in Jesus name. Jesus said to his disciples:
“I saw Satan having fallen like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you. Nevertheless, don’t rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10: 18-20.
Walk the walk and Talk the talk
The question you have to ask yourself is whether you really know who you are as a Christian. You may be walking as a Christian, but are you walking as the disciple of Jesus who has the power of God in them? Are you walking as a Christian who knows the power that is in the name of Jesus?
Walk the walk and talk the talk as a child of God who knows that they have the power in the name of Jesus to uproot anything that is making them feel oppressed and spiritually attacked. There are things you should not take lying down. If you are determined to get rid of it, then use the power in the name of Jesus to root out and plant peace in your life. Whatever God has not planted in your Christian journey should not sit comfortable in your life. Send it packing using the power in the Name of Jesus Christ.
The bible states: You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot” Psalm 91:13-15. Christians suffer hardship, attacks, and oppression unnecessarily because they are as yet to use the authority in the name of Jesus Christ.
It is not about attending Church services and doing good works. You have to live a life that glorifies Jesus Christ. You must walk in righteousness and live a holy life. If sin is in your life and you try to use your authority against demons you may end up hurt. No soldier goes to battle against the enemy, leaving a back door open for the enemy to enter their camp while they are fighting in the front line. The enemy will come back at them to surprise them and wound them in a manner they never expected.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” Ephesians 6:12.
Always remain covered with the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed for your sins. The blood reminds the devil of the victory Jesus has won for you and that you have overcome in Jesus. The blood reminds the devil that you are the Lord’s and he dare not touch you. “They overcame him because of the Lamb’s blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn’t love their life, even to death.” Revelation 12:11
Take cover in Jesus Christ
Paul admonishes in the bible: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” Ephesians 6:10-11.
First and foremost, there is the armour of God that you have to put on. Once you have done that you can then stand against the cunning schemes of the devil. The enemy is not what you see it is what you do not see. You are not fighting against physical flesh but against spiritual powers in the high places. The enemy uses circumstances, your environment, your loved ones, friends, people you know and do not know, and anything else he could use to manipulate you, deceive you, frustrate you, tempt you with, attack you, and oppress you.
Pray always. Develop a strong and close personal relationship with God. Feed your mind on the word of God. Sometimes the devil tries to trick you when you are asleep. Whether you are awake or asleep the name of Jesus and the knowledge of who you are in Christ Jesus must never depart from your heart and lips.
The devil disguises itself as an angel of light to gain your trust and make you relax. Therefore you see your situation in a different light, probably with a shrug of acceptance that that is what should happen to you.
You have to be alert to the Spirit of God, be prayerful, and be led by the Spirit of God to see through the deceit of the enemy. Once, you recognise the devil’s handiwork; do not hesitate in using your authority God has given you, which is the name of Jesus. Always wear the armour of God. It would make you strong in the Lord.