Jesus defeated the devil, he put him under his feet and told the church now he’s under your feet (Matthew 28:18,19). Jesus said he had all power(authority) now you go in that authority. He put you in his place while he is at the right had of the father. But instead it seems as though the church has picked him up and dusted him off. How? By our words-that devil sure is busy, that devil is everywhere, that devil is loose. Jesus left him under your feet so how did he get loose. Jesus said “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”. So if he’s loosed it’s because the church has failed to operate in their authority. Just as Adam did in the beginning, God made man in his image and likeness and gave him dominion(authority) over all the earth (Genesis 1:26). In Psalms 8:6 the scripture says “Thou hast put all the works of thy hands under his(man’s) feet.” And when it was time for Adam to speak in his authority he said nothing (Genesis 3:6). All Adam had to do was say “Get out of here” and he would have had to go because he had authority. Isn’t that what the centurion said- I have soldiers under me: I say to this man go and he goeth, and to another come and he cometh, and to my servant do this and he doeth it. Notice all he did was speak and those that were under him obeyed. Well through the name of Jesus you are restored to where Adam was. The first Adam lost the authority over the devil and the last Adam(Jesus 1Corinthians 15:45) got the authority back. The first Adam gave the devil rule over you but the last Adam gave you rule over him. In Luke 10:17 the seventy returned with joy saying “The devils are subject to us through thy name.” Have you noticed the devil is not going to be loosed in the earth until the church is taken out of the earth. It’s like a parent and child, the parent has the authority but when the parent(authority) leaves the child acts a fool. Why? Because that which was keeping him in line is gone. So it’s up to the church to keep the devil in check. Notice Jesus is not coming back until his enemies are made his footstool (Hebrews 10:13). A footstool is something you put under your feet and your feet are a part of the body and you are the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23). So for his enemies to be made his footstool you are going to have to make them your footstool. Jesus is the head and we are the body. So while we’re here let’s keep the devil in check.