Spiritual Facts or Fiction, Truth or Twist? (A Checklist continued...)
SATAN, PUTTY IN OUR HANDS?
"Shout, people. Tell Satan he can't touch you. Shout, 'We're coming after you, Satan! We're bringing you down.'"
Do we have power to bind this spiritual personage, authority to command him? Can we shout him down and revile him in the name of Jesus?
"I know certain Christians who feel they must bind Satan before they do anything. When they go into a room to have a meeting, they will pray to bind the powers of darkness. The New Testament gives absolutely no warrant for this type of approach. Nowhere do we read that Christians are instructed to go around binding the powers of darkness. The idea is not in the New Testament. 'SO BEWARE!'"
"...I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the holy ones. For certain persons have crept in unnoticed... these... reject authority and revile angelic majesties. But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil... did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, 'The Lord rebuke you.'"
"Boast no more so very proudly, do not let arrogance come out of your mouth..."
1 Samuel 2:3