What do I mean by this? Well, there are believers who believe in Jesus, who believe in God, but they do not believe in what the word says. They do not believe in healing, in miracles, in being blessed with more than enough, with your hearts desires. How do I know? Look at how they live. Are they sick all the time, are they in pain all the time, or they going hungry, or living homeless?
Are they fighting battles constantly? For some reason there are those who just can not believe that Jesus has set them free from these things when He died on the cross. The word tells you so, but you just can not wrap your mind around the truth of the word, instead you look at the facts of the circumstances. Whose facts are they? They are not of God, they are of the enemy.
We have to learn to take authority over those facts, those circumstances and trust in Him and not them. We have to speak boldly, and with faith, with the AUTHORITY given to us by Jesus, Himself. AMEN! If we do not come against the enemy with boldness knowing who we are, and knowing what the WORD says, then we are setting ourselves up for defeat.
Acts 19 v 13-14....Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits saying; "We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches." Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.
Now here is the important part, pay close attention to the next scriptures, these people had no idea that the Authority was not theirs, but Jesus, and the devil knows who has that authority and who does not. AMEN!
Acts 19 v 15-17...And the evil spirit answered and said, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?" Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.....
If you are in Christ, then you have the authority to use His name and cast out demons. Only the children of God, joint heirs with Christ Jesus has the authority to use His name. AMEN!
Don't let the evil spirits ask who are you. Make sure they know who you are. Stand against the enemy with the authority and boldness that Jesus gave you. Let them know that YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST JESUS. AMEN!
You have to know who you are before the enemy can see who you are. You have to be a believing believer. How can you know and how can you feel confident in this authority?
STAY IN THE WORD!