Psalm 111: (KJV)
10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.
Psalm 25: (NKJV)
12 Who is the man that fears the LORD?
Him shall He teach in the way He chooses.
13 He himself shall dwell in prosperity,
And his descendants shall inherit the earth.
14 The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him,
And He will show them His covenant.
From the beginning most of us have been taught the exact opposite regarding our Christian faith. We have been told that we serve a loving God and to be in fear of evil Satan.
Some may take issue, but I have met precious few believers who are willing to express their authority over Satan and his demons from hell. Many prefer to tip-toe around the subject and caution others to be careful of their words so they don’t rile Satan and suffer dire consequences.
The Scriptures do not teach this. On the contrary we are commanded to fear the One Who can sentence us to the second death of eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire. Everything else is Fear Not.
2 Timothy 1: (NKJV)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Revelation 2: (NKJV)
11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”’
The worst that Satan can do is send us to heaven. He can kill the body but he cannot judge or sentence us. Salvation is our choice not Satan’s. He is a deceiver and a liar and will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire.
Luke 12: (NKJV)
4 “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!
God has given all believers explicit authority over all demons (the enemy) once we are born again.
Luke 10: (NKJV)
19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather[f] rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
f. Luke 10:20 NU-Text and M-Text omit rather.
I note in here that there are no exceptions to the believer’s authority for any particular level or rank that a demon may have. All are subject to the believer’s authority. Amen!
If we fear God and God alone we will prosper in our Christian walk all the days of our lives on earth.