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UPON THIS ROCKThe Bible shows the devil at a great disadvantage concerning his power over Christians. He is shown as an inferior antagonist in light of what Jesus Christ gave to His church. Satan can only take the place that he is given. The Word ofMoreUPON THIS ROCKThe Bible shows the devil at a great disadvantage concerning his power over Christians. He is shown as an inferior antagonist in light of what Jesus Christ gave to His church. Satan can only take the place that he is given. The Word of God says in (Jam. 4:7), “Submit yourselves to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.”The Scripture makes it clear that the battle is not our personal battle. We are part of the war but the battle is the Lord’s. We are led by the unconquerable One. The battle rests upon His ability and He has already won the war! (Read Jn. 14: 15-27).“Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, different nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all- but is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant but a son and if a son then an heir of God through Christ, How be it then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage,” (Gal. 4:1-9)?Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man, (I Tim. 2:5). His mission was fully accomplished. He is in full control and is exalted to the Father’s right hand. He is the Master with almighty power. Jesus came to defy the power of Satan, (Acts 26:18). He challenged the rule of Satan, (Col. 2:10)- conquered the right to dominion, (Col 2:14, 15). He set us free from the cause of sin, (I Pet. 3:18). He can set us free from the curse of sin, (I Pet. 5:10:11).God’s spiritual authority is the most astonishing power in the universe. The reign of Jesus Christ on earth with His saints is as sure as His birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension and High Priestly intercession. He has always wanted His disciples to participate with Him in spiritual warfare as is shown in the Scriptures.“And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 44 and he left them, and went away again, and prayer the third time, saying the same words. 45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners,” (Matt 26: 40-45),The powers of darkness were waging warfare against the flesh of the Lord’s disciples. Satan and every devil’s assignment were to defeat Jesus Christ’s purpose for His life. If they had only known that the killing of Jesus would turn into His victory and our redemption, they would have never crucified the Lord.Jesus was able to win the greatest spiritual battle of His life against the powers of darkness without the assistance of His followers. He was victorious through His prayer life to defeat the principalities and powers of Satan, but seemed to be heartbroken that these men were overcome by their corporeal weakness of the flesh and could not participate with his victory.