satan’s Authority he Had and Has
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore…
The authority to subdue the earth, over all the creatures of the earth, to use the earth, and to make kingdoms upon the earth, was given to Adam over all the earth, not complete ownership of the earth, just the authority. The earth is the Lord’s, it never belonged to Adam, it doesn’t belong to Satan.(Genesis 1:26-28) When Adam sinned, by obeying satan instead of God, he delivered the authority he had over these kingdoms to satan. (John 8:34, Romans 6:16 Luke 4:4-8) Satan’s Authority brought in diseases, poverty, strife, bitterness, pain, loss and death. He messed up everything on earth for man. Satan is called the “ruler of this world” (John 12:31), “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4), and “the prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2). In addition to satan still being noticed as a creature with a position to cause calamity in people’s lives, satan’s authority is also over the fallen angels. Still to this day satan’s authority is still being carried out throughout the earth and we still see the calamities he has caused.
Jesus Authority Overrules Satan’s Authority
According to Matthew 28:18-19 Jesus was given not just authority over the earth only, same as Adam, but also given authority over heaven.
God is a judicial God, and since it was a man who gave away his authority to Satan by sin it had to be a man who would legally take it back paying the price for the sin. And God has done this through Jesus, a God-Man known as the second Adam. God has now given final authority to Jesus in heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18-19) This authority is greater authority than the authority the first Adam had since it’s given to Jesus who is a God-Man and creator of all things, He also has authority along with ownership of all things. The rights to this authority are retained by Jesus and He has given us the use of His authority in His Name. Man, no longer has the ability to lose this authority since it is no longer given to man to lose. Not only does Jesus retain ownership of this authority, He retains ownership of those who give their lives to Him and accept Him as their savior, so judicially, even if we sin no authority is given away, our rights are not given away and we still retain the right to use Jesus’ name, stopping satan’s authority given by the first man Adam. Luke 10:19 says: 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. God has given man-kind a choice whose authority he can follow, when we choose to follow Jesus we gain the benefits and blessings of Jesus’ authority.
Sever Satan’s Authority and Use Jesus’ Authority
When you receive Jesus as your savior you are given His Name to use His Authority; the same authority that He had over the storm, evil spirits, sicknesses, diseases and even death is now ours to use. We didn’t gain this use of authority by our merits and therefore we can’t lose the use of this authority by our merits. So, when your children are sick declare the authority that has been given to you saying: “By the authority given to me in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I destroy satan’s authority and this flu virus will not come near my children. I plead the blood of Jesus over them.”
If you have a history of family illnesses take the authority that has been given to you and use it saying: “By the authority given to me in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I destroy satan’s authority in every form, manifestation and hereditary cause of this disease. By His blood, my family has been redeemed from this and every other curse.” (Galatians 3:13)
Beloved, the authority which has been restored to us is a greater authority than Adam had before he fell. The unquestionable and complete authority in heaven and on earth of Jesus is now ours to use! By God’s Grace you have been given this authority to change satan’s authority on this earth, in your life, and in the lives of others.