“The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; but the earth hath He given to the children of men.” (Psalms 115:16)
In that day the Lord with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea. (Isaiah 27:1)
These are two verses in the Bible that speak of the Earth being mans' domain and Heaven being Gods. Our Lord commands ALL those who believe in Him to do things, which gives us authority in these areas. Each of these things are when the enemy is invading His territory on the Earth.
1. Cast out demons (from things on this earth)
2. Speak with new tongues
3. Take up serpents
4. If they drink any deadly thing it shall not harm them
5. They will pray for the sick and they shall be healed
All these are things that are touching the earth. While writing this post, the Holy Spirit urged me to take a closer look at number three. In Strong’s Concordance the Greek word “αἴρω” for “take up” can also mean to “remove from thy place.” Serpents are often used to describe Satan and his forces. We are to remove them from their place here on Earth. How do we do that? By removing their authority in the Courts of Heaven.