Put the Devil on the Run!
Jesus is the Christ. The Greek word Christ means “the Anointed One.” And since Isaiah 10:27 tells us the yoke of the devil is destroyed by the anointing, we don’t have to run scared when the devil comes against us, our loved ones or our nation. We can put him to flight with the blood of the Lamb, the Word of our testimony and the yoke-destroying Anointing of Jesus Christ Himself!
That’s what Jesus expects us to do. He has already taken care of every kind of trouble that could ever come to the human family when He was put on the Cross, raised from the dead, and glorified at the right hand of the Father. He spoiled the principalities and powers of darkness. He triumphed over them and made an open show of them (Colossians 2:15). He stripped the devil of every last vestige of power.
Jesus has done His part. He has taken back the devil’s authority over the earth and He has given it to us. Just before He ascended to heaven He said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore…” (Matthew 28:18-19). He delegated His power and authority to us—His Church—then “after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, [he] sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool” (Hebrews 10:12-13).
He expects us to stand up in the midst of the storms of life and dominate those storms with faith-filled words. He expects us to look sickness and lack and terror in the face and say, “You get under my feet in the Name of Jesus!”
I realize you may not feel like you can do that today. You may be facing the greatest struggle of your life. It may really be hard right now. But, regardless of how you feel, if you’re a born-again child of God, you can do it because the Bible says, “Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4).
You are destined to overcome. You have that anointing—the Anointed One—residing on the inside of you if you are born again. Stir up that anointing. Stand up in the midst of the storm. Speak to it with all the power and authority that’s been given to you. If you’ll do that, you’ll dominate the storm and put the devil on the run!
Speak the Word
Jesus has taken the burden from off my shoulder and the yoke from off my neck. His anointing has destroyed the yoke. (Isaiah 10:27)
Scripture Study: Matthew 14:22-33