We as believers upon Christ Jesus have WAY more authority than we are using, and that’s a sad thing. Here we go around doing our “victory dances” when for the most part, most don’t even exercise authority over even the most normal circumstances in our lives. We moan and groan over the junk the devil throws at us, and never consider the fact in 1 John 4:4, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD.”

So, knowing the Greater One is in us, WHY do we let the devil push us around? Well I’ll tell you this, I don’t let him push ME around, and neither should you!

Look at what the Lord Jesus told His followers in Luke 10. This was after He sent the seventy out to preach the Kingdom, and they returned to Him with joy because even the devils were subject to them. Check it out:

16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Did you catch what Jesus said in verse 18? Satan got booted out of heaven onto the earth, then to add insult to injury, Jesus gave His followers authority over ALL the power of Satan and his angels. So why do believers fear Satan and his crew? Beats me! It sure isn’t Biblical, I’ll tell you THAT!
I know believers that have been constantly harassed by the devil for years on end, asking God for the grace to endure. They’re praying wrong! We should all be asking for the WISDOM to use our authority to OVERCOME! If you want to allow yourself to be constantly bombarded by the enemy while you duck behind your shield of faith, then that’s YOUR business, but I’m not a ducker, I’m an OVERCOMER! And God has given me enough wisdom to recognize the fact that we have ALREADY been given everything we need to put the devil and his crew under our feet.

I’ll make this short and sweet today: ask the LORD to give YOU wisdom about the authority you already have, and the COURAGE to use it. Today can be the beginning of a much better life for you, if you put this to work. A lot of people talk about warfare. Let me tell you, the war has already been won by Christ Jesus. The dust settled over 2000 years ago, and the Lord Jesus returned to heaven and handed us the victory and He told us to “Occupy till I come”. That means He gave you the same authority on earth that He wields, and to USE that authority to keep His earthly Kingdom in order, just as if He was doing it Himself. That means for all believers to MAINTAIN the victory that Christ Jesus won for us, not to let the devil rise up and take power again.

I hope this jacks you up a notch or two, and puts a gleam in your eye from today forward. Remember, Satan IS a defeated foe, so he is no threat to you if you are in Christ Jesus! And if you AREN’T? Today is your day! Make Christ Jesus the LORD and SAVIOR of your life and start your life as an OVERCOMER! And never let the devil beat you again!