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Don Stewart :: What Authority Do Christians Have over Demons?

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Don Stewart
Demons can cause much trouble. However the Christian has authority over the demonic realm through the power of Christ.

Christ Is The Victor!

The Bible makes it clear that Satan and his forces have no authority over Christ and His.

And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject unto us in Your name (Luke 10:17).

Be Subject To Christ

Believers, therefore, need to makes themselves subject to Jesus Christ in all things.

and every proud obstacle raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to obey Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).

All of our thoughts and activities should be in subjection to Him.

Think And Pray About Heavenly Things

Our thoughts and prayers should be on the things of God.

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things (Philippians 4:6-8).

Believers should pray about everything, worry about nothing. All things should be committed to the Lord. In this way, victory can be achieved over any demonic influence that may come to the believer.


Demonic activity is real, but the Christian should not be afraid. God is greater than any demon or any thing that they can do. Furthermore, when believers put themselves into subjection to Christ and His kingdom, by thinking His thoughts, and praying for heavenly things, then the influence of demonic activity will be negated. Christians, therefore, should neither fear demons, nor go looking for them.
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