Text- Romans 16:20 "And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen"
From our text, the Bible clearly states that the place of the Devil is under the feet of the
believer in Christ. Luke 9:1 “Then he (Jesus) called his twelve disciples together, and
gave them power and authority over all devils…” Here, Bible clearly establishes that
we have been given the power and authority over the devil.
Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and
over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you” Jesus has
given us power over all devils and over all the power of the enemy! Unfortunately,
many Christians still have a secret regard for the devil; that regard is what they call
Bible says the serpent was more subtle (Genesis 3:1) -not more powerful. Hear
this, you can Beat the devil! Colossians 2:15 says “And having spoiled (stripped)
principalities and powers, He (Jesus) made a show of them openly (He put them to
open shame), triumphing over them in it”
Think about these scenarios- If you begin to hear some strange sounds in the middle of
the night or if you physically come across occult people, practices, materials etc. what
will you do? Would you become troubled and afraid?In Genesis 3:15, God pronounced that the seed of man shall crush the head of the
serpent and that the serpent shall only bruise his heel. Can you dare to play this game
with a friend? - Match his leg as hard as you can, use the whole of your strength! After
that, put down your head and let him match it as hard as he can- I doubt if you will live
to tell the story!
That is the same way you have been empowered to always beat the devil hands down
regardless of the assault he may bring against you.
The key however, to beat the devil hands down in all situations and at all times is
written in James 4:7- “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will
flee from you”
Other translations render it thus: Be subject therefore unto God (ASV); Be ruled by
That’s all you need! Submit yourself to God, be subject to Him and be ruled by Him…
and the God of peace shall bruise (crush) the adversary under your feet shortly
(quickly, speedily, before long).
I don’t know what you may be facing today; beloved be encouraged, stay under the
ruling hand of God. No physical condition can change your spiritual position. Remain
subject to God and keep on resisting the devil, He will flee from you!
1. I come against fear. God has not given me the spirit of fear, but of power, and
of love, and of a sound mind!
2. Evermore Lord, cause me to always triumph in Christ, and make manifest the
fragrance of your knowledge by me in every place.
3. I resist the devil today. I take my place is power and in victory.
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