RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 13, 2023 (CUT THEM OFF!)
TOPIC : CUT THEM OFF!
Today’s Scripture: Matthew 4:10 NLT
10 “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.
When the Lord Jesus ministered to different people in Bible days, He cast out a lot of demons, showing us that demons are responsible for most of the afflictions that people suffer with.
And in Mark 16.1 7 He listed several signs to identify those who believe, and the very first of the signs is that they shall cast out demons. But during His forty days in the wilderness, He gave us an insight into how to deal with Satan and demons. Satan had come to tempt Him, and the first temptation was for Jesus to command stones to be made bread.
In response, Jesus, quoting from the Book of Deuteronomy, said, “… It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, 6ut 6y every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). For the second time, the Bible says, “Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down…” (Matthew 4:5-6 ).
Again, Jesus responded and said, “…it is written again, thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God” (Matthew 4:7). Then came the last temptation. At a high mountain, Satan showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment, offering them to Jesus, if He would bow down and worship him.
Jesus said, “Get out of here, Satan!” The original word in Hebrew for ”Get out of here” signifies “sink out,” or ”disappear.” That’s casting out the devil! In those three temptations, Jesus was consistent in emphasizing to Satan, “It is written…,” and after establishing that clearly, He said, “Get out of here!” That’s how to deal with Satan; you cast him out or cut him off from your home, your body, your city, nation, etc.
If it’s your child, and he or she is within the age where you’re still in control of what they do, you say, “Devil, this is my child; take your hands off my child; get out of here!” He’s got to obey, because you’re exercising your authority in Christ. You have the legal right, the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus and subdue Satan and his demons. Cut them off! Praise God!
Satan has no right to run things in my life, in my home or the lives of my loved ones; by my authority in Christ, I exercise dominion over him and his demons. I walk in power and in the glory of the Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
5-8 Jesus sent his twelve harvest hands out with this charge:
“Don’t begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don’t try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously.
18-20 Jesus said, “I know. I saw Satan fall, a bolt of lightning out of the sky. See what I’ve given you? Safe passage as you walk on snakes and scorpions, and protection from every assault of the Enemy. No one can put a hand on you. All the same, the great triumph is not in your authority over evil, but in God’s authority over you and presence with you. Not what you do for God but what God does for you—that’s the agenda for rejoicing.”
Mark 1 :25-26 MSG;
25-26 Jesus shut him up: “Quiet! Get out of him!” The afflicting spirit threw the man into spasms, protesting loudly—and got out.
Ephesians 4:27 GNB
27Don’t give the Devil a chance.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3.1-13 & Isaiah 57-58
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 5:28-32 &1 Kings 20
Rhapsody of Realities is written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Prepare yourself for more spiritual growth, more clarity and motivation, and a deeper understanding of God’s word as you read this devotional.
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