HAS TO ASK Near the conclusion of the last supper with His apprentices, Jesus said to Peter, "SATAN HAS ASKED TO SIFT ALL OF YOU AS WHEAT" [Lk 22:31 NI]. Jesus then told Peter He prayed for Him and Peter bragged he would never fall away, to which Jesus responded that Peter would deny Him three times. Subsequently, we know Peter did deny knowing Jesus. Sometimes in this interesting story, we overlook that Satan had to "ASKED". If we remember the story of Job, Satan had get God's permission [Job 1:8-12]. Satan is subordinate to God and has to ask permission. When Jesus tells us God gave Him "ALL AUTHORITY IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH" [Mt 28:18], this includes authority over Satan. So, when Jesus tells us He has given us "AUTHORITY ... TO OVERCOME ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY" [Lk 10:19 NI], believe it and know you have authority over Satan, especially when you use Jesus' "NAME"  [Mk 16:17]. Do you have power over Satan? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures