Our Authority as Believers Part 2

Authority Over All the Power of the Devil

Sunday, July 24, 2022

I.Our Authority as Believers

A.Authority Over All the Power of the Devil

1.(Luke 10:19) Foundation verse.

2.Why do we need spiritual authority?

a.(1 Pet. 5:8-9 NLT) we have an adversary – the devil.

b.(Eph. 6:10-12 AMP) your battle is a spiritual battle.

c.(John 10:10 AMP) Satan has come to steal, kill and destroy.

~(John 8:44) liar and murderer.

3.Why does Satan hate mankind?

a.(Gen. 1:26-28) God gave man unconditional, unqualified and unrestricted authority over the earth.

b.(Eze. 28:12-19 NLT) He was created by God as one of three archangels mentioned by name in the Bible: Michael (warrior), Gabriel (messenger), Lucifer (guardian).

c.(Isa. 14:12-17) Satan’s jealousy and envy of God

d.(Rom. 6:16 NLT) Satan deceived Eve in the garden and Adam forfeited his authority to Satan through disobedience to God.

~(Gen. 2:16-17; 3:1-7) Man’s fall

~(2 Cor. 4:4 NLT) Satan – the god of this world

4.Jesus had to come to earth as a man to take back the authority that was given to man.

a.(Heb. 2:14-15 NLT)

b.(1 Cor. 15:20-28 NLT)

c.(Matt. 28:18-20 NLT)

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