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Satan and Demons: Are They Really Powerless?

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"Satan has no power over you other than what you allow". Is that a true statement? I want to share my perspective as a Christian counselor and deliverance minister who has seen the power of demons working in people's lives. You need to decide what you believe so you can respond correctly

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Satan and Demons: Are They Really Powerless?

  1. 1. http://AandBCounseling.com
  2. 2. "Satan has no power over you other than what you allow." Is that a true statement?
  3. 3. Many teachers and preachers say the only power the devil wields is when we believe his lies
  4. 4. They picture him as a toothless lion who brings torment by reputation only
  5. 5. I believe they are sincere, but are also sincerely wrong
  6. 6. Billy Graham: "Never underestimate Satans power, and never underestimate his ability to deceive us and make us think he isnt to be feared. In fact, he even deceives some people into thinking he does not exist! He is not as powerful as God — but he still is a powerful spiritual force who works against God in every way he possibly can."
  7. 7. We need to distinguish between "power" and "authority".
  8. 8. Authority is the right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience.
  9. 9. Power is the ability to do something or act in a particular way.
  10. 10. The best combination is authority (the right) and power (the ability)
  11. 11. A police officer with a gun has both. A criminal with a gun has power. If the police officer loses his gun, his authority will not help him.
  12. 12. Jesus took back Satan's authority with his death and resurrection from the grave
  13. 13. He broke the power of the demonic realm by revoking Satans authority
  14. 14. He took back what the enemy had stolen and returned dominion over the earth to man
  15. 15. Satan has been identified as the prince of this world (John 12:31) and the prince of the power of the air (Ephesians 2:2)
  16. 16. Satans authority is gone but what about the power?
  17. 17. Present day reality, supported by New Testament scriptures, confirm that the power has not disappeared
  18. 18. Some doors for demonic torment we open on our own but others our inflicted upon us
  19. 19. A greater reality than permission is at work here
  20. 20. Spiritual warfare, including deliverance ministry, is for today
  21. 21. Jesus gave his disciples (including us) power and authority to drive out demons (Matthew 10:11, Luke 10:19)
  22. 22. James warns us that Satan is like a roaring, not toothless lion
  23. 23. Christ has given believers power and authority to implement the victory He won
  24. 24. Wield the weapons of warfare
  25. 25. We are to drive them out, discern them, resist them and bind them
  26. 26. Do not be a victim; get educated.
  27. 27. Gods people perish for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6)
  28. 28. Go through deliverance yourself
  29. 29. If you have an interest, get trained on how to minister to others
  30. 30. Spiritual warfare needs to be part of our daily walk.

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