How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil… (Acts 10:38 ESV). What does “oppressed” mean in the verse above? It says Jesus “went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil”. An
Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” (Matt. 4:3 NKJ) When Satan came to tempt Jesus after His forty-day fast, his first bus stop was the identity of Jesus – that is, His claim of being the Son of God.
And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, (Jn. 13:2 NKJ) Have you ever wondered what happened to Judas? Was he born Judas Iscariot the betrayer? No. He became the betrayer. You may wonder how on earth he became the betrayer. The
“Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him, “for the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him.’” (Matt. 4:10 NLT.) Satan came to tempt Jesus after a forty-day fast, telling Him to bow down and worship him in order to get all the kingdoms of the world and their
“But He turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men’” (Matt. 16:23 NKJ). Jesus had just told the disciples that He was going to be killed, and Peter took Him aside and rebuked
“He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so” (Matt. 19:8 KJV). Jesus was addressing a very sensitive and important topic with the Jews, who were questioning why Moses had permitted a man to divorce his wife.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” (2 Cor. 10:4 KJV). Spiritual warfare is a reality. Satan and his demons are on a full-scale assault against humanity. They come against humanity in different ways, which we should be fully aware of. Some
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (1 Jn. 3:8 KJV) One of Satan’s most clever and succesful tactics is to keep us ignorant of his activity. It is to his advantage when we rationalize demonic activity as “natural”. Satanic operations are so intense