Are we exercising the authority that Jesus took back and gave to us?

In this website the author refers to “this evil world” in 2 Corinthians 4:4. The word is “age”, not world, as Satan is the God of this age (time outside the realm of eternity) and God is the God of eternity (the spiritual realm outside of time and this age). Satan is the prince (ruler) of the world (social order established by humans that does not recognize God as Sovereign). Richard Duke


“When Adam disobeyed God and sinned, he gave the authority the Lord gave to him to satan

Jesus is the Head of the Church, His body. He is seated at the right hand of the Father, far above the demonic forces arrayed against us. These verses tell us that we are seated with Jesus at His Father’s and our Father’s right hand. Positionally, we, as the Church, are far above the demonic forces who oppose us.

Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, v5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), v6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 

The Lord Jesus tells us in this verse that all authority is His. He took the devil’s authority away from him when He rose from the dead. Now, the Lord Jesus, gives His authority right back to us, just as Adam initially had

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  

Adam’s sin cursed the earth. The Lord Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf, for our sins and sicknesses enabled us to receive back the authority Adam gave to the devil, but the Lord Jesus took back from the devil and gave to us again. We have authority once again. (Emphasis added)

Romans 5:17 For if because of one man’s trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive [God’s] overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with Himself] reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).” (Emphasis added)

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