Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tools: We Have The Authority To Rebuke and Casting Out

Tools: We Have The Authority To Rebuke Evil and Casting Out

In my research and my experience with the occult and spiritual warfare, we as Christians have the power to rebuke. When facing Satan and his army we need to be knowledgeable of our power through the Word.

Below is one of the many tools you will need to know to better fight the battle and maintain your ground with Jesus Christ.

When we rebuke Satan it must be done through the blood of Jesus Christ that He rebukes Satan.

How do you rebuke? First you must understand what is the meaning of rebuke.

rebuked, rebuking

1. To speak severely to someone because they have done wrong; to reprimand.
Thesaurus: scold, reprimand, chide, reprove, admonish, berate, upbraid, reprehend, blame, castigate, censure, chastise

Antonym: compliment, praise.
1. A stern reprimand or reproach.
Thesaurus: reproach, condemnation, admonition, castigation, blame, censure, chastisement, tongue-lashing, dressing-down, reprimand;
Antonym: compliment, praise.

Acts 19:13-20

13th Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, "In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out."

14th Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.

15th (One day) the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?"

16th Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.

17th When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor.

18th Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.

19th A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.

20th In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.

1 Timothy 5:20

Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.

Footnote: Satan is the father of sin therefore we must rebuke him privately and publicly specially when being under attack.

Luke 17:33
So watch yourselves. "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.

Titus 1:13
This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith

Titus 2:15
These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.

Footnote: We have the authority to rebuke and specially Satan who despises us.

Luke 10:17
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."

Footnote: We have the power given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ that even demon submit to us in His name.

Mark 9:38-39
"Teacher," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us."

Footnote: Satan is the father of lies. This is the lie that Satan wants us to believe, that we should stop the rebuke of demons. What better lie can he create than to have Christians stop him through Jesus Christ’s Holy name? However, Jesus came back with the following statements

39" Do not stop him," Jesus said. "No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me

Acts 16:16-18
Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling.

17th This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved."

18th She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!" At that moment the spirit left her.

Footnote: Satan does not want us to practice these things for he will be cast, rebuked and condemned by Christian sister and brother through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ezekiel 33:8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand."

Conclusion: If we do not warn someone of their sins and evil ways and they do not ask God for forgiveness then we are partly responsible. We must rebuke all that cause us to leave our Lord Jesus Christ.

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