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Do we rebuke Satan? No.

Scripture teaches us to resist Satan’s attacks in the strength of the Lord and even the angels do to not presume to rebuke Satan. They entrust vengeance to the Lord.

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:8-9‬ ‭(ESV‬‬)

“But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.””
‭‭Jude‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭(ESV‬)

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
‭‭James‬ ‭4:7-8‬ ‭(ESV‬‬)

“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:3-5‬ ‭(ESV‬‬)

 

Brothers and Sisters, let us resist temptation in the strength of the Lord as Jesus did while tempted by the devil, but let’s leave this unbiblical notion of sharing God’s authority behind. May our response be right and humble to evil and Satan – “The Lord rebuke you.”

 

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