The devil has no right to oppress the believer any more than he has a right to oppress Jesus at the right hand of the Father. Colossians 1:13 reveals this awesome truth: “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.” God has delivered us from the devil’s power; no longer should the believer be oppressed; you have been delivered. Ignorantly, many believers still condone the oppression of the enemy because they do not yet know what Jesus has done for them. Not only does the devil have no right to oppress us anymore, but we also now have the right to cast him out. Jesus said in Mark 16:17-18 “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” This tells us that you don’t have to allow the devil to come near you, once you sight him afar off, deal with him and put him where he belongs. This is exercising your believer’s authority in Christ in the Name of Jesus Christ.
James 4:7 says “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” The devil has no right over you anymore; you have been delivered from the authority of the devil to oppress you. Therefore, you are free from demonic harassment. But you must enforce that which Christ has done for you. You must take your place as a believer and fight the good fight of faith, from the victory that Christ has won for you. Remember that “…we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places…” (Ephesians 6:12-13). We are in a battlefield, but we fight from victory, from the victory that Jesus has won for us. So, strap around your waist the belt of truth, put on the breastplate of righteousness, let your feet be always in preparation to preach the gospel of peace and above all, take the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:14-17). Then it says, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” (Ephesians 6:18). There is no victory without battles, therefore, as victors, we appropriate that which has been done for us in the place of prayers; fervent, heartfelt, prayers with a burning desire. There is no place for lukewarmness. Remember that it is the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man that avails much (James 5:16b). Have you spotted an area where it seems the enemy is having a field day in your life, in the lives of your loved ones or around you? Get into praying, beloved. Resist the devil and he will flee as though in terror.
My Solid Front (Confession):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I have authority over the devil and all his demons; therefore, I put him to flight in prayer and the exercise of my God-given authority in Jesus’ Name!
James 5:16-18; Acts 4:24-33.