If the Church has been exalted with Christ above all authorities and powers, where does that leave Satan and His Demons? It leaves them defeated, disarmed, and totally powerless, that’s where.( Hebrews 2:14 ) says that although Satan once had the power of death, he has been rendered powerless” by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is why Satan must function largely by deception. Of course, Satan can still us hurt while we are on this earth, but ultimately his real weapons have been taken away from him. All the lion has left is his roar. With the resurrection of Christ, Satan’s spiritual graveyard was robbed ( Ephesians 2: 4-6 ). The tragedy is that Satan’s lies and deceptions work so often, even with believer. Satan can get us to believing that we have no authority, that we are the helpless prisoner of our past or our present. Of course, if you were the victim of a abusive parent, a broken home, or some other tragedy, I’m not minimizing that. Those kinds of things are horrible, and they certainly leave their scars. But to allow something from your past, or even your present, to own you as a Christian means that you’re believing a lie. If you are in Jesus Christ, you have already been raised and exalted with Him. You occupy a position of tremendous authority. and you can draw on that authority to allow Christ to take charge of your life in the power of the Holy Spirit. Tune in next week for more of God’s powerful word.