Matthew 16:23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

When Jesus discerned that Satan was attempting to stop the will of God from coming to pass through Peter, Jesus commanded Satan to get behind Him. In other words, Jesus commanded Satan to leave the conversation and situation.

We can conclude, anytime someone or something is attempting to stop the will of God from manifesting in our lives, Satan is behind it and we have the authority to remove him from the situation.

The will of God for our lives is in His Word. The will of God is for us to have abundance (Ephesians 3:20). If there is lack in our lives, we can command the demonic influences behind lack to leave. The will of God for our lives is clarity (1 Corinthians 14:33). If we’re confused and don’t know what to do, we can tell the demonic influences of confusion to get behind us.  The will of God is to receive whatever we ask for in prayer (Mark 11:24). If there’s a significant delay (not from God) to our answered prayer, we can tell Satan to remove his demonic hold over answered prayers.

We have authority over Satan, but we must discern when his influences are at work. Jesus showed us how to remove Satan from our situations so, let’s stop his influences from manifesting in the earth.