Daily Devotion

June 20, 2024

Satan’s Secret Source Of Power

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10


Did you know that you are Satan’s secret source of power? Jesus said in Hebrews 2:14, “Through death He destroyed him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.” Notice the words, “He destroyed.” Jesus, through His death, destroyed the power of the devil. In Revelation 1:18, Jesus said, “I am He that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore…and have the keys of hell (and of death).”  Well, if Jesus has the keys to hell, what does the devil have the keys to? The answer is NOTHING. The devil is so defeated that he doesn’t even have the keys to his own kingdom! Jesus took his power away! So you may wonder, “If the devil has been defeated and stripped of the keys to his own kingdom, why is he so powerful today? How does he get his power?” 


The New Testament church certainly recognized its power over the enemy. The devil looked so weak in the Book of Acts. The believers would raise the dead if they encountered sickness and disease. They laid hands on the sick, and they were healed. Even their shadows drove disease and demons out of people! Thousands were added to the church daily.   


So, how did Satan stop what was happening? Did he get his power back? No! The church made decisions that empowered him. Today, we also have the opportunity to live in victory over the enemy. The only power Satan has over us is because of our own choices to disobey God or our lack of trust in Him. Don’t be the enemy’s secret source of power. He is defeated, and God is on the throne.


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