Jesus has unimpeachable authority.
The Roman government tried to intimidate him. False religion tried to silence him. The Devil tried to kill him. All failed. Even “death was no match for him” (Acts 2:24 msg).
He was not kidding when he declared, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18 ). Jesus is the command center of the galaxies. He occupies the Oval Office. He called a coin out of the mouth of a fish. He stopped the waves with a word. He spoke, and a tree withered. He spoke again, and a basket became a banquet. Economy. Meteorology. Botany. Food supply. “All things have been handed over to me by my Father” (Matthew 11:27 ).
That includes Satan. The Devil was soundly defeated by Christ on the cross. Jesus outranks him in every situation. He must obey Jesus, and he knows it. Prayers offered in the name of Jesus have “divine power to demolish strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:4 niv). Demolish! Not damage or hamper but demolish.
Satan setting up a stronghold in your life? Lift up a prayer and unleash the demolition power of Jesus.
“The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, and he sustains all things by his powerful word, and so when he had accomplished cleansing for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
Hebrews 1:3 NET
“But God raised him up, having released him from the pains of death, because it was not possible for him to be held in its power.”
Acts 2:24 NET
“Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
Matthew 28:18 NET
“All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides to reveal him.”
Matthew 11:27 NET
“for the weapons of our warfare are not human weapons, but are made powerful by God for tearing down strongholds. We tear down arguments”
2 Corinthians 10:4 NET