Slaying Satan

Jesus_conquerThe power is in you. Do you truly believe?

 “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” ~ Matthew 17

The child of God has his spiritual ability restored through the shed blood of Jesus Christ in whom all our sins and transgressions have been imputed. Are we living as if we are conquerors or are we still in the throes of a major life and death struggle against sin?

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“The question the doubter does not ask is whether faith was really useless or simply not used…faith must be put to use, or it will become useless.”
― Os Guinness

The power to resist sin is in you; God has placed it there. Jesus is your power source!

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” ~ Luke 10:19

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See the battle and prepare for war. The peace within is what gets us through the attacks that await outside our door.

“One generation believes…The next assumes… And the third will forget and deny it.” ~ DA Carson

Thankfully, we are given the power (both the spiritual insight and desire) to put away the sins that plague us and resist the temptations thrown our way. Is your faith in exercise or is it laying dormant?

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who lives, but Christ lives in me…” Galatians 2:20

When Jesus reigns in our heart, Satan can’t touch us. Brush off the flesh wound and move forward.

“We have to be continually reminded of what we believe…It must be fed…if you examined a hundred people who had lost their faith in Christianity, I wonder how many of them would turn out to have been reasoned out of it by honest argument? Do not most people simply drift away?” ~ CS Lewis

Are you fighting the good fight of faith or trading it away for a lethal dose of practical atheism? You wouldn’t be the first.

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He (Christ) that is in you, than he (Satan) that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

The good news is that it starts now. Annihilate your envy, lusts, fears, regrets, etc. It’s time to slay your demons. Jesus owns Satan; but even more importantly, He owns you. We can know we are safe.

“If it be of grace and not of works, then we may walk into heaven with boldness.” -C.H. Spurgeon

The sins that plague us can be controlled and discarded in the here and now. We walk humbly, joyfully, and graciously by faith and with our eyes off ourselves we can lift up our brothers and sisters in need.

“For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.” ~ Mark 13:34

Stay vigilant and rest in the peace of Jesus Christ. There is no greater way to be. The time to live eternally starts now. The key of promise lies in your pocket and in your heart… use it!

“Scriptures obtain full authority among believers only when men regard them as having sprung from heaven, as if there the living words of God were heard” ~ John Calvin


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A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer who resides in NJ with his wife and five children. He holds a B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and his writings have been published at The Center for Western Journalism, The Christian Post, Intellectual Conservative and Reformed Perspective Magazine.
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