How much stronger our faith should be. How much more should we be encouraged through faith to take authority over all the powers of hell and the devil. We can turn our face to the wall, so to speak, pray to God, and believe God, because we are workers with Him. How do we know we are workers together? We know because the Word says so. God has made man’s cooperation necessary in the Plan of Redemption. We must cooperate with God in order to enjoy our rights in His redemptive plan. That’s the reason He said, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth” (Mark 9:23).
The Bible tells us, “the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him” (2 Chron. 16:9). He sent His Word to tell us what His plan is. He sent His Word to tell us that the Lord Jesus came and consummated that plan, arose from the dead, and then sat down at the right hand of the Father. You don’t sit down until the job is finished; that’s why He sat down. He had finished the job God sent Him to do. The Plan of Redemption is finished. Now it’s up to us to believe it; it’s up to us to cooperate with Him. That’s the reason Jesus said, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Go tell them the Good News that Jesus bore their sins. But that’s not all the Gospel: “Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses” (Matt. 8:17).
Jesus wants us to go tell people that we are free from the bondage of Satan. That’s what He said to the woman who was bent over, suffering from a spirit of infirmity: “Ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” (Luke 13:16). It was certain that Satan had bound her.
Hallelujah, I’m not in bondage to Satan! I’m not in bondage to sin! I’m not in bondage to sickness! I’m not in bondage to bad habits! I’m free! Jesus has set me free! “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
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