“Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.” Luke 9:1
Are you having a bad day? Does it seem that you cannot think? Do you feel that you cannot do the things that you have been doing with ease? It may be just a bad day, but it could be oppression from Satan. A few weeks ago we started a new prayer group. I knew that when we started to pray, Satan would attack us. The first way that he attacks us is by oppression. To be victorious we need to know the signs.
Some signs of oppression are:
Powerlessness: If you feel that you have no power to work or do anything. If you feel that your energy is gone.
Inner turmoil: Emotional turmoil or depression can be a sign of an attack from Satan. If you are normally optimistic or hopeful and for some reason you feel that things are hopeless, you may be under attack. If for some reason, you just can’t shake that feeling of fear, Satan is attacking you.
Doubt: You doubt that you are saved. You doubt that you are a child of God. Satan tells you that you are no good and have never been any good. Satan tells you that you can do nothing for God.
Evil: You feel that there is an evil presence around you.
This is only a short list of the things that Satan can oppress you with. Satan wants you to believe you do not have the power to defeat him. This is one of Satan’s many lies. If you are a child of God, you have the power over Satan and all his demons. All you have to do is pray and rebuke Satan and his demons in the name of Jesus. God wants us to live life and to live life more abundantly. If we allow Satan to oppress us, we cannot live victorious. Give God total control of your life and use His powers to defeat Satan. You do need to realize that everything that happens to you is not from Satan. You need to pray and ask God to give you discernment about your problems.