Isaiah 10:27 Put the Devil on the Run

Isaiah 10:27 – “It shall come to pass in that day that his burdens will be taken away from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing.”

Jesus is the Christ. The Greek word Christ means “the Anointed One.”   And since Isaiah 10:27 tells us the yoke of the devil is destroyed by the anointing, we don’t have to run scared when the devil comes against us, our loved ones or our nation. We can put him to flight with the blood of the Lamb, the Word of our testimony and the yoke-destroying Anointing of Jesus Christ Himself!

That’s what Jesus expects us to do. He has already taken care of every kind of trouble that could ever come to the human family when He was put on the Cross, raised from the dead, and glorified at the right hand of the Father. He spoiled the principalities and powers of darkness. He triumphed over them and made an open show of them – Colossians 2:15 ‘Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”. He stripped the devil of every last vestige of power. – every fragment – of power.

Jesus has done His part. He has taken back the devil’s authority over the earth and He has given it to us. Just before He ascended to heaven He said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Mathew 28:18-20) He delegated His power and authority to us – His Church – then “..after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool”. (Hebrews 10:12-13)

He expects us to stand up in the midst of the storms of life and dominate those storms with faith-filled words. He expects to look sickness and lack and terror in the face and say “You get under my feet in the Name of Jesus!”

I realize you may not feel like you can do that today. You may be facing the greatest struggle of your life. It may really be hard right now. But, regardless of how you feel, if you’re a born-again child of God, you can do it because the Boble says, “..for whoever is born of God overcomes the world, and the victory that overcomes the world is our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world, but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” (1John 5:4-5)

You are destined to overcome. You have that anointing – the Anointed One – residing on the inside of you if you are born again. Stir up that anointing. Stand up in the midst of the storm. Speak to it with all the power and authority that’s been given to you. If you’ll do that, you’ll dominate the storm and put the devil on the run!

Pursuit of His Presence by Kenneth & Gloria Copeland

The Blessing of Abraham – Genesis 12:1-3

Contrary to popular belief, when God spoke those words of BLESSING, He wasn’t just commanding Adam and his wife to produce babies to populate the earth. He was saying much more than that. In Hebrew the phrase be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28) means to increase and have abundance in every way. The word replenish means to fill up, to perpetually renew, supply and keep full. When God spoke those words, He endowed mankind with the divine power to increase and excel in everything good. He empowered them to fill the earth with that goodness.

Through the empowerment of THE BLESSING, God was saying to mankind: Prosper and fill this planet with My glory! Finish what I’ve started here. Fill this place up with Me, fill it up with compassion. Fill it up with love and life, faith and holiness, and everything good!

A blessing is defined as “not only saying something good about someone, but also as a declaration that empowers him or her to prosper.” Because God’s words carry creative power (as seen throughout Genesis 1), His BLESSING does more than express a positive sentiment.  It releases the power to bring that BLESSING to pass.  That’s the reason THE BLESSING God spoke over mankind in Genesis 1:28 is so significant.  God’s declaration actually empowered man to prosper.  It released the divine resources that would make THE BLESSING not only a spiritual reality but a material reality as well.  It endued God’s family on earth with all the power they would ever need to fulfill the command to, “Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth and subdue it.  Rule (have dominion) over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves on the earth. “God didn’t create Adam to e a servant of the earth, but lord over it.  So when Adam bowed his knee to God’s enemy, all his lordship and dominion over the earth went to his new, illegitimate stepfather, satan (Luke 4:6; John 8:34-36; Romans 6:16).

  • Luke 4:6 – And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this power and their glory, for it has been delivered to me. And I give it to whomever I will.”
  • John 8:34-36 – Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. Now a slave does not remain in the house forever, but a son remains forever. Therefore if the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed.”
  • Romans 6:16 – Do you not know that to whom you yield yourselves as slaves to obey, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

The idea of man’s lordship in the earth makes religious people nervous, and it upset people in Jesus’ day too. The religious people wanted to kill Him for speaking and acting as if He had dominion on the earth – for operating in THE BLESSING and authority of the first Adam. But Jesus didn’t back down. He went to the Cross to fulfill the plan of redemption, becoming the curse for us (Galatians 3:13) so mankind could be free to walk in THE BLESSING once again. When He came to earth, Jesus immediately began heading toward the cross, as the final sacrifice of the Abrahamic covenant, paying the price for Adam’s treason. He didn’t just take the curse on Himself; He became the curse for us. God never released the curse that has resulted in all the evil in the earth (Genesis 3:17). Adam did by putting THE BLESSING God gave him into the hands of satan, under whose influence and control THE BLESSING was twisted into the curse – the exact opposite of what God created it to be.

  • Galatians 3:13 – Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by being made a curse for us – as it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”

Jesus came as the second and last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45) to win man back to his original place of sonship (2 Corinthians 6:18; Hebrews 2:11), fellowship (1 John 1:3) and dominion (Luke 10:19) as God’s under-ruler in the earth. After His death and resurrection, THE BLESSING was secured forever in Him. It can never be taken from an immortal man. His death and resurrection produced another race of man that never existed before the Cross of Calvary – born again into the image of the Son, Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:18). We are now eternally BLESSED by heaven with authority in His Name and by His blood. He left no doubt about the authority He restored to man in the earth, transferring His own authority to His disciples and through their word, to us. He gave the Great Commission to them and to us, saying: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. (You) go therefore …. And …. I am with you always” (Matthew 28:18-20; see also John 17:18). And He said, “These signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will …. lay hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mark 16:17-18). He commissioned and authorized the disciples to preach the gospel worldwide, but they needed empowerment and equipping to walk in that authority. So He commanded them to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:4-5).

  • 1 Corinthians 15:45 – And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.”
  • 2 Corinthians 6:18 – I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.
  • Hebrews 2:11 – For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren.
  • 1 John 1:3 – ..that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
  • Luke 10:19 – “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.”
  • 2 Corinthians 3:18 – But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
  • Matthew 28:18-20 – Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
  • Mark 16:17-18 – “And these signs will follow those who believe; In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will aly hands on the sick and they will recover.”

The fiery power that came on the disciples at Pentecost, the outpouring of power we call the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, equipped them to fulfill the mission Jesus gave them. It empowered them to go into all the world, operating in His dominion over all the works of the devil and advancing the kingdom of God. It gave them the same kind of power Adam received when God declared over him the words of Genesis 1:28. It released to them THE BLESSING.

When you make Jesus your Savior and Lord and receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking with other tongues (Acts 2), that same power comes on you to fulfill the assignment Jesus has for your life. Notice, Mark 16:17 says these signs shall follow “those who believe.” The Baptism in the Holy Spirit was not solely for Jesus’ disciples, or merely to get the Church started, and then it all passed away. No, when Jesus said, “Go into all THE WORLD and preach the gospel” (Mark 16:15), He was directing the body of Christ – those to whom THE BLESSING had been imparted when they were born again – to go into the world with the outstanding news that Jesus is the way into THE BLESSING. They were to share that the curse which came on the earth with Adam’s sin has no more power. Jesus was made a curse for us so that THE BLESSING of Abraham might come unto the gentiles – those in darkness with no hope (Galatians 3:13-14). He said the signs of His presence would follow those who believe.

  • Galatians 3:13-14 – Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

He is our source. His Kingdom is ours in which every possible need is supplied. That has always been God’s perfect will for all men, for all time, from before the foundation of the world And He never changes (Hebrews 13:8). Jesus came praying and preaching, “Your kingdom come.” (Matthew 6:10). He is that kingdom, and the King over that domain. We are His joint heirs (Roman 8:17). He is King of kings, and we are the kings over whom He is King. Rejoice in His goodness and declare out loud, by faith: “I have a blood covenant with Almighty God. I have a heavenly Father, and He’s rich and powerful, and He is backing me as surely as He backed Abraham – as surely as He backed Jesus Himself! I am no longer under a financial or physical curse. Jesus became the curse for me. I am BLESSED with every spiritual BLESSING in heavenly places. Because I’m the righteousness of God in Christ, THE BLESSING of Abraham is mine!”

  • Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
  • Roman 8:17 – ..and if children, then heirs – heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.



Note:  This article was taken from the Kenneth Copeland Word of Faith Study Bible.

Adam Received Authority From God – Genesis 1:28-31

God creates with words.  He created Adam in His own image with words of dominion (Genesis 1:26).  In Adam, He reproduced Himself.  God gave Adam His own authority over everything on this planet and crowned him with His glory (Psalm 8:4-5).  He did not create Adam and then appoint him as His manager.  He created Adam too rule–a living, speaking spirit, like his Creator.  It is man’s nature to rule just as it is God’s nature to rule.  God’s delegated authority was conferred on man as God’s under-ruler.

That was God’s will from the beginning, and He never changes.  He used the same process by which He created Adam to create Jesus: His words (1 Corinthians 15:45).  Jesus is The WORD (John 1:1).  The WORD was made flesh, spoken into the earth by God’s words through the mouths of His prophets until the Seed was born through whom all the nations of the earth would be blessed (Genesis 22:18).  Through His words Jesus operated in dominion in the earth over storms (Mark 4:39), walked on water (Matthew 14:25-26), spoke to fig trees (Mark 11:13-14), multiplied food (Matthew 14:17-21), turned water into wine (John 2:6-11), and transcended time (John 6:21).

Jesus was raised from the dead through words of authority from the Father.  Then the first thing He did after annihilating satan and all his demons in the regions of the damned was to delegate back to man his God-given authority that Adam had yielded to satan in the Garden of Eden.  He said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18).  Authority in the earth and in heaven is a step higher than Adam was given.  But Jesus did exactly what His Father had done in the Garden of Eden.  He delegated authority.  He authorized His disciples and all believers: “(You) go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19; John 17:18).  He told them to go in His Name, and “These signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mark 16:17-18).

Man’s authority and dominion have been restored in Jesus.  He has given believers His authority (Luke 10:19), the power of attorney to use His Name (Mark 16:17-18), and the Power of His Blood (Revelation 5:9) to rule and reign on the earth (verse 10).  We have been given His armor (Ephesians 6:11), and the Father has restored us to the God-class in Christ Jesus.  We are seated together with Him in heavenly places in Jesus (Ephesians 2:6), and because of Him we can live a life of victory, fulfilling His will on the earth.  We are to use His authority to speak to mountains and mulberry trees, just as He did, moving them out of our way to accomplish God’s will in the earth.  We are to take His power – His love – to the world (Mark 16:15), healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out devils (verse 17-20), and teaching people about what Jesus did and said (Matthew 28:20).  He has ordained us to be ambassadors for Him, spreading the good news of His great love, forgiveness, and mercy (Mark 16:15)!

Note:  This article was taken from the Kenneth Copeland Word of Faith Study Bible.

God Spoke Adam Into Existence – Genesis 1:26-27

The power to create comes from God’s inner being.  His dynamic, living, self-energizing, creative force of faith is released with His words.  In Genesis 1 alone, ten times the Scriptures tell us “God said,” as He released His faith to create day and night, the firmament, dry land, plants, and trees, the stars and planets, etc.  Hebrews 11:3 says, “By faith we understand that the universe was framed by the word of God, so that things that are seen were not made out of things which are visible.”

Man was created the same way.  God formed him from the dust of the ground ‘and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being’ (Genesis 2:7).  Notice, it says, “God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26).  Just as He had spoken to create everything else, God spoke man into existence with His words, essentially saying, “Man, be our image.”  The ‘breath of life’ was contained in the words spoken into Adam.  Jesus said, “It is the Spirit who gives life.  The flesh profits nothing.  The words that I speak to you are spirit and are life” (John 6:63).  And Proverbs 4 says, “My son, attend to my words … for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their body” (verses 20,22).

Man “became’ when God’s words breathed the life resident within Him into the lifeless form of Adam’s body.  He had formed from the dust of the ground.  God’s faith-filled words instantly produced the eternal power of His own life, love, and dominion inside Adam – exactly like Himself.  Adam was created in the exact image of God: God’s son (Luke 3:38).

God made man a living, speaking spirit like Himself, filled with His own faith and covered with His glory (Hebrews 2:7).  The bible is a copy of the words God used to release His faith.  They are filled with His power, which is faith that works by love because He is love (1John 4:8).  God is a spirit (John 4:24), so Adam’s spirit was spawned from God’s own spirit.  God reproduced Himself.

God spoke again, and used His words to bring into existence THE BLESSING over mankind (Genesis 1:28).  Essentially He said, “Fruitful be!” and spoke over Adam and Eve words that gave them dominion over all His Creation.  THE BLESSING power from inside God had just been transferred.  It was the same power with which He spoke the earth and the universe into existence.  His first recorded words of creation were, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3), or “Light be!”.  Sunshine didn’t come until four days later.  So the light God spoke over His Creation was the light of His glory.  And He crowned man with that same glory (Psalm 8:5).  He transferred His creative BLESSING power onto man, giving him complete and total authority to use it to manage the earth.  That BLESSING and authority have been restored to mankind through what Jesus, the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45), did on the cross.  He annihilated the devil and took back man’s God given authority (Colossians 2:15).  Now that authority is yours in Christ Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20).

God spoke Jesus, the second and last Adam, into the earth the same way He created the universe and the first Adam: with His words.  After He found a man named Abram who would agree to partner with Him in a binding, blood covenant agreement, God spoke words into the earth that, out of the seed of His partner, One was coming who would bless all the nations of the earth (Genesis 26:4; Galatians 3:16).  God continued speaking about the coming One through the mouths of His prophets until, forth-two generations later, the WORD of God became clothed with flesh, supernaturally conceived inside the womb of a virgin girl through the power of God’s spoken Word (Matthew 1:17).  You too received words  about salvation in Jesus and were re-created in God’s own image.  You were made a new creature in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17) the same way – through believing and speaking God’s words in faith (Romans 10:9-10).  You, like Adam and Jesus, your covenant blood Brother (Hebrews 2:11), are filled and crowned with God’s glory!!

Note:  This article was taken from the Kenneth Copeland Word of Faith Study Bible.