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August 20: The Rod of Authority

“…they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His Word….”Matthew 8:16

Read: Luke 10:19; Matthew 28:18; Colossians 2:8-15

Satan is an illegal occupant on the earth today. The only rights he can exercise are the ones allowed him by man. The Bible calls him, “the god of this world” because Adam committed high treason and sold out to him in the Garden of Eden. But the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ stripped him of his authority. Jesus went down to hell and beat Satan’s brains out, forcefully taking from him whatever rights he had stolen from Adam in the Garden. And the best part of the story is that Jesus transferred all that authority to us so that we can beat Satan’s brains out too and forcefully evict him from his illegal occupation. Jesus treated him like a vagabond by terrorizing him with God’s Words. We are authorized to do the same.