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Power Over Satan

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Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:7

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1) The Lord takes away fear from Satan and he takes away our fear of physical death; we are free from the yoke of slavery to the world. Do not let Satan make you a slave but live with your hope in Christ.

But seek first his kingdom and hisrighteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33) If we live for Christ seeking his kingdom and his righteousness, we have his promise for our physical needs. He provides for our needs, and not for our wants. We are satisfied with our needs because as we get closer to the Lord, we lose our desire for things of the world and we seek the greater blessings from God.

Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4) Christ has overcome the world and for all those in his family he gives the power to overcome the world. We are controlled by Christ through the Holy Spirit, and we are not controlled by the world.

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28) We know Heaven is our eternal home and we know physical death opens the door to Heaven. At our last breath, we are still alive because our eternal soul separates from our physical flesh. Our soul is our thoughts, personality, and emotions which live forever. Satan is trying to steal our soul from Christ through fear.

Today, have the faith to put your hope in Christ. Remember, you have the power of God the creator of all things, and He is in control of all things. He loves you perfectly and protects you from the evil one.

Prayer: Lord, I put my hope in Christ and help me to live today guided by Christ to be a light to everyone. In Jesus’ name, Amen