Answers for Each Day - June 17


Do you realize that the devil has absolutely no authority over you?         

In Colossians 1:12-13, the apostle Paul tells us,

Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.  He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.

You and I have been delivered from the power of darkness.  We are out from under the authority of the devil.

That was a happy day for me when I realized this truth. After I was saved, I was afraid of the devil because I had been so deeply involved in the occult.  I literally had a fear that hung upon me and followed me everywhere I went.  So I just prayed over and over, "God, please make me so I'm not afraid of the devil."

I started to constantly read the New Testament. As I did, I realized what Christ had done for me, and I was set free.

As I thought about this truth, I was reminded of being in elementary school.  We had this kid who terrorized a lot of other kids.  I was so afraid of him.  One day, he just pushed one of my buttons.  All of a sudden I was on top of him holding his arms down, and I was thinking, "Why in the world was I ever afraid of this kid?"  He was absolutely helpless!

Just like that bully, the devil is a defeated foe. And part of your inheritance is authority over all the power of the enemy.  It is a happy day when you realize it.

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