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Authority of the Believer

Authority of the Believer By Andrew Wommack

In order to address this, we’re going to have to deal not only with the authority we have but the authority of Satan. He has been blown out of proportion. Christians have been led to believe we are fighting a being whose power is superior to ours, and we are just barely are able to cope with him. That’s not what the Scripture teaches at all. It does say in Ephesians 6:12, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” So Satan is a factor; he does exist. He has a hierarchy of principalities and powers that we’re dealing with, but in the verse just prior to that, it says that we have to stand against the wiles of the devil. The only power Satan really has against us is deception. He doesn’t have power to just overcome us. To read the full lesson text click here.

To complete this course, watch the video below and then work through the question and answer section.


​1.  Read Genesis 3:1. Satan does exist, but his real power exists in his ability to deceive us. What did the serpent (the devil) try to get Eve to question?

2.  Read Genesis 3:1. Why do you think Satan used deception? He could not make them disobey by force.

3.  Read Genesis 1:26, 28. Who gave man his authority?

4.  Read Psalm 8:4-8. How did God create man?

5.  Read 2 Corinthians 4:4. What does this scripture indicate happened?

6.  Read Matthew 4:8-9. Do these verses strengthen this point?

7.  Read Matthew 28:18. After Jesus’ death and resurrection, who now has all authority in heaven and in earth?

8.  Read Matthew 28:18-19. To whom has authority been delegated to, according to this verse? 

9.  Read Ephesians 1:19. The exceeding greatness of God’s power is toward whom?


​1.  God’s Word (Has God indeed said?). 

2.  He had to deceive them to give up their authority. 

3.  God. 

4.  With dominion over the works of His (God’s) hands. 

5.   That Satan took man’s authority and became the god of this world (this system, or age). 

6.  Yes. 

7.  Jesus. 

8.  The believer. 

9.  To us who believe.

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