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Exercise Your Authority

And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church]

— Ephesians 1:22

Exercise Your Authority

- by Joyce Meyer
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Exercise Your Authority

And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church].Ephesians 1:22

From the beginning of time, God has had good plans for our lives, but the devil disrupted His original plan when he tempted Adam and Eve to sin and they listened to him instead of obeying God. God had given Adam and Eve dominion over everything in the Garden, but when they disobeyed Him, they lost their authority and suddenly, Satan had the upper hand.

Know Your Enemy

We must never forget that Satan is a thief and a liar. He wants us to believe his lies because that will cause us to be deceived and not to live in truth. He will tell us God doesn’t love us or want the best for us.

From the beginning of time he has sought to divert the good things that are ours, and he will continue to do so if we allow him to. In other words, he will stay on our property if we don’t run him off!

You’re Not Defeated

Satan attacks us, but he does not have to defeat us. We can have dominion over his works. All we have to do is exercise the authority that belongs to us in Christ by opening our mouth in faith and saying, “No, Satan, you have no authority over me.”

In His love for us, God sent Jesus to earth to deliver us from the power and authority of the enemy. Jesus is Lord over all; He has put all things under His feet. Because we are “in Christ” as believers, the only place Satan has in our lives is under our feet!

Love God Today

As you think of Easter and of Jesus’ sacrifice for us, thank God that He has given you authority over the devil and that you have the Power of the Holy Spirit available to help you live in victory. This article is adapted from Joyce’s devotional Love Out Loud.

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