Amen, Brother Hippie! Save some Fruit Loops for me!
If I might add, and Ephesians is very good and teaching Scripture, btw;
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
13 “I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, with the clouds of heaven
One like a Son of Man was coming,
And He came up to the Ancient of Days
And was presented before Him.
14 “And to Him was given dominion,
Glory and a kingdom,
That all the peoples, nations and men of every language
Might serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
And His kingdom is one
Which will not be destroyed.
(This establishes Christ's authority.)
25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. 26 Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight. 27 All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
(Christ declares His authority and the right to reveal to whom He pleases.)
9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
(That He has authority over the living and the dead.)
20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,
9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(At the mention of His glorious Name all will bow ...)
19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”
(Sharing His authority with believers, saints, those sealed by the Holy Spirit ...)
4 And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach, 15 and to have authority to cast out the demons.
(I am His disciple! Aren't you?)
17 These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues;
17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” 18 And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”
I praise God my name is recorded in heaven!
Jesus taught on and on about authority over demons. He also taught about the kind that come out only by "fasting and prayer."
9 But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
Dressing daily in the armor of God with all authority given us by Christ Jesus and simply saying, "the Lord rebuke you!" And it is done for us. amen
Christ restored us through His blood. What the devil took away, He made new again. We are redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb of God and the devil hates that!
Finally, brethren, be strong in the Lord and the power of His might!
Put on the whole armor and fight the good fight!
Your servant in Christ Jesus,