LETS KEEP THE DEVIL UP IN THE AIR
Have You ever wondered how Satan got the title “God of this world”? Well, he is a thief, and he stole the title from Adam!
Adam had dominion first!
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have DOMINION…….over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and OVER ALL THE EARTH, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and SUBDUE it. (to make subservient or bring it under or make it subject to them)
Adam was formed from the dust of the earth by God and given DOMINION over all the earth (Gen. 2:7) with a mandate to SUBDUE it!
Genesis 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. ( or to work it & preserve it)
NOTE: The word DRESS here, translated “WORK”, might be defined differently from today’s definition. Remember God planted the garden, and there were no weeds, thorns, etc., to deal with! So in gardening terms…..not so much “work” by today’s standards.
Now, back to the lesson.
Genesis 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field……
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.
or…..NOW THE SNAKE WAS MORE SHREWD, CRAFTY, SLY, SENSIBLE, than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.
No wonder Satan chose the snake to embody his spirit. It had the same shrewd, sly crafty attributes as he did!
Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy BELLY shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
This reveals to us that the SERPENT was not slithering around on the ground, on his belly, until AFTER he was cursed by God. (This is yet another area where teachings, and pictures, portraying Adams transgression have been misinterpreted)
And he (the SERPENT) said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
How did the serpent know what God had said?
THIS IS WHERE IT GETS GOOD!
First, lets find out who the serpent is…..Revelation 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old SERPENT, which is the DEVIL, and SATAN, and bound him a thousand years,
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Satan is the PRINCE or RULER of the POWER…..one with the power of choice, liberty of doing as one pleases…..of the AIR….the atmospheric region.
So, SATAN is the RULER of the ATMOSPHERIC REGION that is just above the earth and has the POWER OF CHOICE TO DO AS HE PLEASES in that particular region.
REMEMBER Ephesians 2:2 states that he is…..the SPIRIT that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Satan is a SPIRIT being, a fallen angel, who DOES NOT have a BODY, which you must have to claim rightful DOMINION over the EARTH. (Gen. 1:26 Man has Dominion over all the earth)
Satan is a fallen “angel” so as an angel, he has the ability to HEAR the VOICE OF THE LORD. This is how he knew that God had SAID that they (Adam & Eve) were not to eat of the tree.
THIS IS ALSO A GREAT CONFIRMATION THAT ANGELS DO HEARKEN UNTO THE VOICE OF HIS WORD!
Psalms 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
Satan needs a BODY to operate on this EARTH! Remember, he is a “spirit” that is presently working in the children of disobedience. This is why we as “CHILDREN OF OBEDIENCE” are to not give place to the devil.
Even though Adam gave up his earthly title, and the earth was cursed, JESUS has REDEEMED us and give us power over Satan on earth! We as obedient children, who have accepted the GIFT of GRACE, have become the righteousness of God in Christ! We have DOMINION and ANOINTING (through the Holy Spirit) to call forth the promises of God on this earth, in the Sweet Here And Now!
We will overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the WORD of our testimony! OUR CONFESSION OF HIS WORD SPOKEN FROM OUR MOUTH!
IT’S TIME TO KEEP SATAN UP IN THE AIR AND OUT OF YOUR PART OF THE EARTH!
Happy in Christ!