Psalm 24:1 - The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;
Isaiah 40:22 - He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
Philippians 2:9-11 - Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Jesus has conquered Satan and sin through the cross. He has regained the authority that humans gave up through their sin.
In putting everything under him, God left nothing that is not subject to him. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to him.
Satan knows that he has lost. Yet, he still gains a measure of authority through people’s choices to sin. His goal is to take as many people with him to destruction.
The Weapons of Spiritual Warfare
Psalms 149:6 - May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands.
2 Chronicles 20:21-22 - After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:
“Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.”
As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.
John 17:23 - I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Matthew 18:20 - For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Declaration of Testimony
Revelation 12:11 - They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
Matthew 16:19 - I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Ephesians 6:18 - And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.