Those who are “in Christ”

“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19

When the devil comes, with various fears, with which he wants to pound us…

that’s the time to remember that God and His angels are present to surround us.

Always remember your position of authority in the Lord, Jesus Christ….

whose victory over the enemy of our souls has far more than sufficed.

The name of Jesus and His blood and the spoken Word do tower…

over all of the enemy’s principalities of darkness and evil power.

Christ’s life, death, and, as Conqueror, His triumphant resurrection

have given to all of God’s children His grace and “Victory” connection.

We declare no wicked scheme or plot of the devil’s can ultimately prevail…

when we take our seat of authority “in Christ,” knowing “Love (our God) doesn’t fail!”

God has never given to the believer any spirits of fear…

We know we’re to resist them with the Word and boldly persevere.

It could be said that those in Christ are in a kind of protective bubble…

God is their very present help, on which to depend in time of trouble.

And let the words of Psalm 91 give you a sense of calm,

as it tells of dwelling with God in His secret place–a very assuring Psalm!

P. A. Oltrogge

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.” …from Psalm 91

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand, in the heavenly places, FAR ABOVE all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:18-23 NASB

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus, in order that in the ages to come, He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:4-10 NASB

“Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:10-12

“You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.” Colossians 2:13-15 NLT

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 KJV

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

“For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:17

“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”
1 John 5:3-5

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:7-11

“Love never fails.” …from 1 Corinthians 13:8

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” 2 Corinthians 2:14

Scriptures NKJV or as noted.

For the believer in Christ Jesus,

You would be blessed by a small booklet, “The Authority of the Believer and How to Use It” by Billye Brim. Available in the “Store” at http://www.BillyeBrim.org

As an example of taking authority, you can view Billye’s son, Chip, relating that he did just that during a sudden tornado….view on You Tube, Chip Brim Tornado

Refer also, around the clock, to http://www.govictory.com

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