We’ve all seen or known a bully in school. Some of us have been that bully. Others have been the one bullied. Bullies tend to be physically stronger than their victims. They use their power to prey on and dominate those who are weak. Bullies tend to stand down when their victims stand up to them. There is a challenge! There is a confrontation! There is a fight! But this show of power is what stops the bully!
It is an absolute truth that power must be met with power. Power that is unchallenged always rules. Power can only be stopped by a greater power.
Your bible says that Satan has power. He has power over many people, even Christians. He’s a spiritual bully. He dominates many because they are weak and have no power to confront him. The only way to stop Satan’s power is to confront it with a greater power. There has to be a challenge! There has to be a confrontation! There has to be a fight!
God has given us His power to challenge, confront, fight, and stop Satan! God has given us power over Satan!
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
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. – Luke 24:49
When we walk in this power, all of Satan’s power is broken off of us. When we are too weak, Satan rules in our lives. Therefore, a Christian without power will be overcome by the power of Satan. They will be a defeated Christian. A church without power will be a defeated church. There is no victory over Satan without power!
Therefore we must seek to always operate in power. We must determine to be Christians with power! We must keep ourselves in the power of God so that Satan can not touch us. It is the power of God that helps us stand against, confront, overcome, and gain victory over Satan!
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. – Ephesians 6:10