Triumphing Over Satan by the Revelation of the Word
Have you ever thought that God should have left Satan with Him up there in Heaven rather than Satan being thrown down on earth where His people are?
Come along with me in this journey of revelation of another “heaven” that can incapacitate the devil and his cohorts. When God threw the devil down to the earth, He didn’t stop there: He also gave man His Word that created all things including heaven where Satan was driven away from or rendered powerless.
The revealed word of God has the ability to create an environment that will render Satan powerless. Revelation 12: 7-9, “There was war in heaven and Michael and His angels fought back. But he was not strong enough and they lost their place in heaven . The great dragon was hurled down, that serpent called the devil or Satan who leads the world astray, he was hurled down to the earth and his angels with him.
Where was Satan driven away from? Heaven is an embodiment of light. Psalms 104:2, “God wraps himself in light as with a garment”. Light is an environment of God. The Hebrew word for light is knowledge which for darkness is ignorance. Where the revelation knowledge of God’s word is, God is present and Satan is absent. Acts 9:13, “a light from heaven beamed on Saul in his way to Damascus.” Hold this scripture in mind as I take you to Psalm 119:130, “The entrance of the word gives light. From the above scriptures, we can draw the conclusion that there are two sources of light:
Heaven - light
Word (Scriptures) - light
You see that light is a common factor. Therefore we can deduce that heaven is equal to Word. Back to our question. Where was Satan driven away from? I am sure your answer is heaven. From the above equation, heaven is equal to the word. It means anywhere the revelation knowledge of God’s word is found, it reminds Satan of where he was driven away from or rendered helpless and powerless. Wow! This is heavy. Satan cannot stand it. Beloved, do you know something? Satan is not happy that you now this now because he has lost grip in your life and destiny. Let’s go back and read revelation 12:7-9. There was war in heaven, Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough and they lost their place in heaven.
The great dragon was hurled down, that serpent called devil or Satan who leads the world astray. He was hurled down to the earth and his angels with him.
He Was Not Strong
The same measure of power that is in heaven that rendered Satan not strong is wrapped up in the word. It means anywhere the revelation knowledge of God’s word is, Satan is not strong. Satan’s strength is weakened in an environment of light. Religion cannot guarantee your triumph over Satan and his cohorts. Satan is strong in an environment of darkness or ignorance. Satan and his cohorts that are called rulers of darkness, in light they are slaves. They are only rulers in the environment of darkness but slaves in an environment of light.
They Lost In Heaven
Satans and demons will always loose in an environment of light. Light driven people or believers will always triumph over Satan. Where the revelation knowledge of the Word is, Satan’s defeat is sure because Christ which is the Word of God revealed his triumph over Satan. The devil will always loose wherever the Word is revealed.
The Great Dragon Was Hurled Down
The revelation knowledge of God’s Word will set you on a high rock out of reach of Satan and his demons. Satan is always kept down where God’s Word is revealed and celebrated. In an environment of light Satan is powerless, and in an environment of darkness Satan is powerful. The issue is not whether the devil, witches and wizards are powerful but what environment are you creating: it is the environment that you create that determines the performance or strength of Satan.
The Power of Your Identity in Christ
Who fought the dragon(i.e. devil)? Michael and his angels. Where was God when the fight was going on? In heaven. Why did God not fight the dragon? Every citizen of heaven is empowered to triumph over Satan and his demons. Your citizenship is not of the earth but of the kingdom of heaven.
One day the Disciples of Christ came rejoicing and said, “Master, demons are subject to us in your name”. In other words, demons obeyed us as we called your name. In reply, Jesus said, however, the important thing or the agenda for rejoicing is not that demons obeyed you but that your names are registered as citizens of heaven. Jesus was trying to shift their focus from demons to kingdom. The demons did not obey the disciples because of what they said, but the demons obeyed them because of who they are – citizens of the kingdom. It is so unfortunate that today’s church folks focus their energy on demons leaving the power and the authority of their citizenship and the kingdom they belong untapped. What a tragedy! Demons, witches and wizards should not set the agenda for prayer and fasting but the revelation of what Christ has done and your identity in Christ should. Prayer brings to manifestation the reality of what Christ has done and the authority of your identity.
One day I was in a car driven by a policeman and when we got to a check point, the police were trying to interrogate the man and he said “esprit de corps” and they allowed him to pass. It is not what he said that made them to allow him go but who the man is. Demons, witches and wizards can only stop those who are ignorant of their identity in Christ and whose citizenship is not of heaven but of this world from making progress in life in spite of the “Holy Ghost fire consume them” prayer. As far as God is concerned, witches or wizards are never a problem to your business, life etc. God wants you for a relationship first. It is on this platform of relationship with God or personal encounter with God that triumphs over demons is guaranteed. You cannot live in immorality, prostitution, sin and yet think that seven days fast and “Holy Ghost fire” will bring you victory or you cannot be ignorant of what God has accomplished in Christ and yet think that sevens days fast and “Holy Ghost fire” will guarantee your triumph in life. Things don’t work out that way. That does not mean that fasting is not important. Sin and ignorance are the basic factors why men live below the glory God designed for them.
This may sound funny, but it is a fact: the ignorance of who you are in Christ and what God has accomplished in Christ for you has made all these “prophets” who use the phrases of the true prophets to enrich themselves by it.
Look at this again: imagine yourself walking in between the environment of a king and common man or slave and the king calls your name. Would you stop? You are going to stop because of his identity and the kingdom he called you from. What if the slave calls exactly what the king called, would you stop? The answer is no. that was what Jesus taught his disciples in Luke 10:17-20. The demons did not go because you called my name but because they recognized your identity as citizens of the kingdom of heaven. In triumphing over Satan and demons, it is not about what you say that counts, but who you are.
To have complete victory over Satan, witches and wizards is not by shouting Holy Ghost fire, blood of Jesus. Rather it is the revelation of who you are in Christ that establishes your victory. The son of sceva wanted to cast a demon out of someone. In reply, the demon said, I know Paul, I know Jesus but who are you. What the demon did to them is history – Acts 19:14-15. All that you want – victory over demons, deliverance, etc have been accomplished in Christ. It is your identity in Christ that brings it to reality what has been accomplished when declared or prayed. It is your identity in Christ that will compel Satan and his demons to obey your declaration. Prayer is not the production of sound, but he communication or declaration of the revelation of who you are in Christ.
Since what you say is empowered by who you are to enforce triumph over demons, witches and wizards, it is therefore wise and imperative for you not to focus on demons, but to focus on having more revelations of who you are in Christ. It takes meditating on the Word to enable the Holy Spirit unveil in to your spirit and mind the revelation of who you are in Christ Jesus. Your identity is what causes things around you to obey your declaration or command. Whatever issue around your life that refuses to respond to your command or declaration (prayer), as you pray or declare in this light of the authority that backs your identity in Christ, there would be a positive turn around.
Proverbs 28:1, “the righteous are as bold as a lion”. Revelation 5:5, the lion of the tribe of Judah has prevailed. Why did the Bible use lion and not any other animal to characterize the attitude of the believer: Lion is the king of the jungle. You are a king on earth. The Bible says where the word of a king is there is power. You belong to a class of lions where Christ is our master lion. It takes righteousness to enlist one into this class of lions. Can you imagine a lion in the forest running and you ask the lion the reason for running and in reply, he tells you he is running to a prayer house, because he’s being chased by lizard. Wouldn’t you say the lion has lost his sense of identity.
That you are running from one prayer house to the other because of one witch or wizard is a proof that you are ignorant of your identity in Christ – the source of the authority that backs your declaration. The strength of a lion is determined by what he eats. Lions eat flesh to remain strong. And John 1:14 says, “The word has became flesh”. It takes meditating on the Word to enable the Holy Spirit build into you the nature of the master lion, namely Christ. Revelation 5:5 says the lion of the tribe of Judah has triumphed. Every one in this class of lions is empowered to triumph in every sphere of life.
Triumphing Over Curses
At new birth, fatherhood changes. Your parents are only caretakers. God actually owns you. God is the father of new creation believers.
One blessed day, I was studying the Bible and I stumbled on a scripture in 1 Peter and I asked a question: who is your father? Your understanding or answer to this question holds your freedom.
God is your father! Does He has ancestors? It takes someone that has ancestors to generate ancestral curses. Since God is your father and does not have ancestors you are thereby free form ancestral curses. Wow! What a revelation in triumphing over curses. Believe this simple but powerful truth. Be conscious of it, meditate on it and keep declaring it.
1 Peter 1:23, “You new birth is not like your old life. You old birth came from mortal sperm: your new birth comes from God’s living word. Just think: a life conceived by God himself.”(Message Translation)
This is a guest post by Pastor Fidelis Amos, the Presiding Pastor of Revelation Chapel, Mental Empowerment Gospel Centre.