As you well know the devil is a thief and a killer. His ministry is to spread as much misery as he can. The world is ignorant of his devices so they spend billions of dollars learning how to live with open oppression. The Jewish people were well aware of the wiles of the evil but could do nothing to stop him. The devil loves to put hell in people’s lives and then pass the blame on to some innocent bystander.
Acts 10:38 God anointed Jesus with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.
The Word oppress means to exercise dominion over. Jesus had dominion over the devil so he had no problem casting him out. Jesus did not have dominion over the devil as the Son of God, He had authority because He was born a righteous man. Any born-again believer is a righteous man and has dominion over demons. But we have two problems, most Christians have no revelation of their righteousness, nor can they discern the presence of devils. On account of such ignorance, the devil had been swiping every good thing that Christians have. If it’s good, if it’s a blessing, the devil is after it and whatever he takes means nothing to him. The devil finds pleasure in making people’s lives as miserable as possible, he is loyal to no one and he will even attacks his own subjects.
Mathew 6:20 Lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moths nor rust can corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.
Every time you choose to live by God’s Word and every time you move in love, you make deposits in your heavenly account. Making deposits in your heavenly account is the safest place in the world. God protects them and the devil has no access into Heaven. You will absolutely know when you make a deposit, nothing is there by accident.
Mathew 6:21 For where your treasure is there will your heart be also.
We can make deposits every day and so we can come to expect to have those treasures now and forever.
Mathew 7:12 Do unto others what you would want other to do to you, this is a spiritual law.
When we operate in this law, we can make withdrawals from our heavenly account. On account of the law of supernatural increase, we can withdraw more than what we put in. The devil can manipulate the laws of man but not the laws of God. No matter how intricate man’s security is, the devil will find a way to get his hands on it.
Proverbs 6:31 If a thief be caught, he must restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
If the devil steals from you, that’s not the end of it. You can use your authority to make him pay you back seven times more than what he stole. God wants us to make the devil’s last days just as unproductive as possible. If the devil can’t get anything from you, he will just move to the next guy and get back to you later. We need to make disappointing the devil a habit. He must come to know that we don’t tolerate devils. The devil is a thief but not to us, we don’t accept him as a thief. We treat him as the loser he is. No devil, no swiping.