This week’s podcast, “Jesus defeated the devil…BUT the devil is still just as active, causing chaos and destroying lives,” examines the power that we have as the body of Christ, and is intended to set you free from constant spiritual warfare.
According to the New Testament, Jesus has defeated the devil, disarmed him, and has been given all authority and power over ALL things (Colossians 2:13-15, Matthew 28:18, Ephesians 1:19-21, Philippians 2:8-11). And, He has given that power to us (Luke 10:19).
So, if the enemy has no legal authority and no weapons, what are we fighting against? Why do so many Christians feel like they are constantly under attack?
Lies and vain imaginations. The battle is in our minds (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).
Half of the things that we think are the devil attacking us are actually triggers in our minds – strongholds of unbelief or lies. In modern terms, it’s our neural programming. Check out Dr. Caroline Leaf or Escaping the Matrix by Gregory Boyd (just to name a couple) to begin to understand the neuroscience that shows us many of these ‘attacks’ are lies we believe at a subconscious level – programmed in us when we were young through the ‘pattern of this world.’
We perceive attacks from the enemy because we are alienated in our minds, and in our minds only! And, given that what we focus on we experience, it is time to change what we think on, what we believe. It is time to exalt the victorious resurrected Jesus of Revelation 1:12-18 who lives inside of us. We need to spend time meditating on this Jesus, and not about how the enemy is after us (Colossians 3:1-4).
It’s time to get on the offensive with the devil, claim our authority in Jesus, and live in His victory over the enemy and death and hell, because that is our inheritance!
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