THE POWER OF GOD’S PRESENCE
Updated: Apr 4
He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them. God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of a unicorn. Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought! Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eats of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain. (Number 23: 21-24). God’s presence is with us, and His protection rests upon us. We are victorious over our enemies.
1. Demons cannot Harm Believers
It is of special interest to note that no curse can be placed on us and no evil magic can be done against us even witchcraft is of no effect as long as we submit to the royal rule of our God. When we walk in faith and obedience, no power of the enemy can harm us. This is a truth which is for God’s people of every age. It rests upon the principal of divine dominion. When we come under God’s authority His authority comes upon us. Then we can resist the devil and his demons in the authority of His name and by the power of His Word. They will flee from us. There are places in the world where this truth is of great importance. Many people live their whole lives in fear because of witchcraft I have seen them completely set free in Christ Jesus. When they understand that the devil was totally defeated at Calvary, they lose their fear. They quickly begin to move in their authority as royal sons and daughters in the family of God. They are not afraid to face to defeat demon powers wherever they find them. It is beautiful to see the wonders which God has done for them.
2. Demons Fear Jesus
Nowhere in scripture does it ever say that Jesus faced demonic power with fear and trembling. It was just the other way around. It was the demons who cried out in fear: And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. (Mark 1:23-24)
And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, what have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying, what is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. (Luke 8: 27-31).
It is interesting to note that the Greek word for tremble is phrisso. It means to shiver or shudder in terror and horror. It refers to the kind of fear which causes the hair on one’s skin to bristle or stand on end. No, it wasn’t Jesus who was terrified by the presence of demons. It was the demons who were struck with fear by the power and presence of the Lord. Thy knew He had come to strip Satan of his power and authority.
3. Jesus has All Powerful
After His resurrection, Jesus plainly put this truth in these words: And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Mtt.28:18-20). The word “power” in the scripture above means power to rule to take authority and have dominion. Now if Jesus has All power and authority, that means the devil has none. Through His death on the cross, Jesus dethroned the devil and took away his power of death. Jesus strongly stated this truth again to the Apostle John in his heavenly vision. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (Rev.1:17-18).
4. Jesus gave Power to Believers
Not only Jesus is power and authority but He has given that power to His disciple of all ages! And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
“Luke 10:17-19). And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (Mark 16:17). In the light of the above scriptures, it is plain that we have no reason to fear demonic forces. Their power and authority have been taken away. It is they who tremble in our presence when we stand strong in the victory of Calvary, submitted to the