Power Over Satan
But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
The Lord guards us from the evil one, which means Satan cannot take us out of God’s righteous hand.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
From these verses, we can see that God protects us from the evil one and we will never be tempted beyond what we can bear. This gives us the assurance that the Father and Son are in total control. The battle we all face is we give up our sinful will and live by the Lord’s divine will.
Live in the Lord’s Power
God gives us power over Satan, and we call on the Lord’s power whenever Satan attacks. Satan never gives up, but the power of God is infinitely more powerful than Satan.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20)
Whenever Satan attacks us, we call on the Lord for his infinite divine power, and Satan will flee. What a thrill it is to have victory over Satan and to live with the power of the Lord. Christians can be the strongest people on the planet because Christ lives in us through the Holy Spirit, and we can live in victory over the evil that Satan creates in the world.
The battle we all face is our will versus God’s will. The love that the Lord reveals is shown as He guides us through life into Heavenly home; He died on the cross for our sins, and we have forgiveness when we fall short. We overcome any sinful will and we live with God’s divine power, and we are motivated by His perfect love He has for us.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)
Every human being is created in the image of God, and those who choose to live in God’s image will live the best life possible. They will know Heaven is their home. Everything in life works the best when operated according to how it was designed, and it is the same for people. The Word of God is our operational manual, which tells us how to live as God created us.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
Christ lives in us and guides our thoughts and actions, and that is what enables us to live in the image of God. This is not the way of the world because Satan tempts us to be our own god, putting our will over the Lord’s will. People who believe this lie from Satan are living in the darkness on the broad road. But those who find the narrow road are created to let God guide them through life with his divine love, power, and wisdom.
We have power over Satan by calling on Christ whenever he attacks, and the Lord will give us His divine power to make Satan flee. The problem is, Satan tempts our weakness, which means we have sinful thoughts. How can we have a desirable sinful thought and, at the same time, call on the Lord for victory?
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
We overcome Satan with this verse, and we capture every thought before Satan triggers our emotion to reinforce our sinful thought. We have to be alert so we can catch the sinful thought from Satan and immediately change the thought by using scripture and prayer because we need the Lord’s power to destroy Satan’s attack.
Depend on Christ
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
What is faith if we don’t truly depend on the Lord? We do everything as doing it for the Lord, and that drives us to do everything to the best of our ability and with the Lord’s help.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (Colossians 3:23-24)
This verse tells us that we do everything as working for the Lord; we don’t pick and choose, we do everything as doing it for the Lord. This verse will keep us on the narrow road because it leaves little room in our lives for Satan. The more we depend on Christ, the more we will read the Word and commune with Christ during our day.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)
If we are communing with the Lord and quoting scriptures that we have memorized, our good will overcome evil. Whenever Satan tempts us, we can call on the Lord and we quote scripture, just as Jesus did when He was tempted by the Devil in Matthew 4:1-11.
It’s always a good idea to have a plan, such as memorizing scriptures, reading the Bible, praying, leaving the area, calling another Christian, etc. We have to exercise a plan after we capture the thought, and we do it quickly before our emotion takes over. We train ourselves to quickly react when Satan attacks, and always call on the Lord’s power.
Once we capture the thought, we quickly change the thought and call on the Lord. We learn to fight the devil by capturing the thought, and we call on the Lord for His power to make Satan flee. We do this to make it a habit whenever Satan attacks.
Victory in Christ
We can never become a powerful spiritual warrior without going to Christ for His love and power. We call on Christ in everything we do in this life—our thoughts, our words, and our actions. We learn to be a spiritual warrior through practice and calling on the Lord for his infinite power.
For example, suppose we were walking down the street with the toughest person on Earth. It would be doubtful that we would be attacked.
Christ is with us and is more powerful than we can ever imagine. Therefore, call on Christ to destroy Satan’s attack and experience victory. Victory over Satan is more rewarding than yielding to the sinful attack.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57)
When we depend on Christ and we call on His divine power when Satan attacks, we will experience victory. The more we experience victory, the more we become powerful Spiritual warriors.
God has given his divine power through Christ to live in victory, because the Father and Christ are in total control of this world. They are waiting for everyone to have a chance to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, and then Christ will return.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37)
When we totally depend on Christ to keep us on the Narrow Road, and He gives us His divine power to kill Satan’s evil temptations, we live in victory. What a blessing it is that we call on Christ whenever Satan attacks and we are guaranteed victory in Christ.
We have to give up our sinful will which brings darkness into our soul, and live in the Light close to Christ. Remember that light takes away darkness. The closer we are to Christ, the farther away we are from this sinful world.
Heaven Is Our Home
And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen (2 Timothy 4:18)
We are delivered from Satan’s evil because we call on Christ and His divine power to overcome every evil thought that comes from Satan. The Lord has given us power over Satan because His desire is for us to live forever in Heaven.
In Heaven, Satan and his demons are gone, and we will never have a sinful, angry, or fearful thought. We will receive God’s goodness through the Spirit, and we also receive God’s goodness through our new, younger body, because God is ruler in Heaven with his perfect love.
Remember the power of Christ that He gives us to overcome any evil Satan places in our path.
Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4)
The Lord gives us the power to overcome the world, so what do we have to fear? Christ is with us and Heaven is our home.