Day 14: Jesus is Seated in Authority Over the Devil

40 DAYS OF DEVOTION

 WHO IS HE?

He Is Seated in Authority Over the Devil, Demons and Darkness– “I pray that your eyes may be enlightened, that you may know the surpassing greatness of His power, toward us who believe, which the Father brought about when He raised Jesus from the dead. He seated Jesus at His right hand far above all demonic rule and authority and power and dominion. He placed all things in subjection under His feet. The manifold wisdom of God is now being made know through the church to the demonic rulers and authorities. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. The ruler of this world has been judged. Jesus disarmed the demonic rulers. He made a public display of them. He triumphed over them. Now the ruler of this world shall be cast out. The devil who deceived them will be thrown into the lake of fire, which has been prepared for the devil and his angels, where the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Eph. 1:18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 1 Jn 3:8, Jn 16:11, Jn 12:31, Rev 20:7, Mt 25:41).

WHO ARE WE?

We Share His Authority Over the Devil, Demons and Darkness “God raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may stand firm against the schemes of the diabolic one and his demonic rulers. Resist in the evil day. Take up the armor of truth, righteousness, the gospel, faith, salvation and the word of God. Pray. Bind the strong man. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Cast out demons. Overcome the accuser through the blood of the Lamb, the word of your testimony, by not loving your life even to death. In Him you are complete, for He is the head over all rule and authority. Follow Him as He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. (Eph 2:6, 6:12-18, Mt 12:29, 18:18, Js 4:7, Mt 10:8, Rev 12:11, Col 2:19, Rev 19:14, 16).

Rick Clark