Authority Over DemonsApril 7, 2019

MIRACLE KINGDOM #4
“Authority Over Demons”
Matthew 8:28-34 / April 7, 2019
Mike Baker – Normal Campus


DEMONS ARE… (See also Mark 5:1-20 and Luke 8:26-39)

…possessor-oppressors (“two demon-possessed men” - Legion)

…condemned wanderers (“before the time” – Revelation 12:12, 20:10)

…aware of who Jesus is (“O Son of God” – Matthew 4, Matthew 16:16)

…fiercely destructive (“so fierce…drowned”)

JESUS HAS…

…authority over the demonic (James 2:19)

o “torment”, “begged him” (see also Mark 5:13 and Luke 8:28)

o “Go” (see Matthew 4:24, 8:16)

o Our authority in Jesus (Ephesians 5:18, James 4:7, I Peter 5:9, Ephesians 6:11, Mark 9:29)

…power to miraculously transform (“what…happened to the…men”, Mark 5:15, Matthew 12:21)