Put the devil where he belongs (under your feet) any day, anytime he shows up. This power is yours and the devil knows he can do nothing about it, only to deceive you that you don't have such a power. But just as Jesus Himself said in John 8:32.
Christians have the same authority and power as Jesus has because the Bible did not only say we are seated with Him; the Bible says ‘as He is, so are we in this world’ (1 John 4:17b). So, you have all the power and authority to place the devil where he belongs.
Note that God does not tempt anyone. He only tries or test us. It's the devil who tempts. But whatever the devil can use his ability to cause in the life of a Christian, the Christian has the authority to stop, destroy and halt it. (See Ephesians 1:15-23)
God never promised us we will not go through challenges but He promised us He will always be with us and we shall not be destroyed but we will come back from the challenges refined as gold; if God does not save you, He will rescue you. (See Job 23:10)
Fact is, bad things at times happen to good people. When such things happen to you as a Christian, what you need to do is to be steadfast and focused and face the challenge squarely because God has told us we will go through them but they will not harm us. (See Isaiah 43:1-2)
The word bind in the scripture above (Matthew 16:19) means to restrict or hinder and the word loose means to allow or permit. That means whatever you restrict or disallow here on earth is restricted and disallowed in heaven and whatever you allow here on earth is allowed in heaven.
Most times you hear people saying things like; I don’t know what will happen! What will happen will happen! If it is mine, it will come to me but if it is not mine, it will not come to me! I am a nice person; I don’t hate anyone why has this sickness, poverty or a challenge happened to me? These are wrong declarations.
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