A Powerful Force
Satan deceives believers by making them think he is more powerful than they are and that they are weak and powerless against him and his attacks. You are no match for Satan in your own strength, but through the power and authority of the Holy Spirit you have been given power over all the power of the enemy.
Satan has no power over you except what you allow him to have. Satan cannot make you sin. He can lie, deceive, and tempt you to sin; but, he has no power over your will! One of the most powerful things God has given you is your will. Unless you yield your will to Satan, he cannot have any power over you. He cannot make you lie. He cannot make you steal. He cannot make you commit adultery. He cannot make you sin against God. He cannot blot your name out of the Book of Life.
When you were born again, the power of sin was broken in your life. You have been delivered out of Satan’s dominion and control and are now under Christ’s dominion in the Kingdom of God. God has “delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:13).
Satan, as the ruler of darkness and the god of this world, has control over unbelievers and they are taken captive by him at his will (2 Timothy 2:26). He blinds their minds to the Gospel: “…the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (1 Corinthians 4:4).
But Satan does not have power over you to make you sin. You are no longer under Satan’s dominion and he has no power over you unless you yield your will to him. Paul told the Romans:
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness…even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. (Romans 6:16-19)
Your will is a strong force that Satan has no power over. One of his major strategies is to attack your will, trick you into yielding to him, and then cause you to follow after your own will instead of doing God’s will.
Make this declaration:
I am no longer under Satan’s dominion. He has no power over me. I will not yield my will to him.