John 1:4-5 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
If you know Who you serve, if you know Who redeemed you, if you know Who gave you the eternal life, if you know Who gave you authority over darkness, then you will not be overwhelmed by the darkness. It is a dust in your feet and even if it defiles you, it could be cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. We need to have this established in our heart. God said to the Evil serpent the Satan of old, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” What a remarkable prophecy and a definite word from God. Satan can only have enough permission to crawl through our feet to hinder us for those who are all in Christ Jesus. Jesus Christ gave us the dominion and authority over any darkness and it will lie at our door and we can overcome it. Our Lord said to the disciple on the Passover, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” This shows the servant hood and also the effect of defilement to a man born again in Water and Spirit. If you are in Christ Jesus filled by the Holy Spirit, then the darkness is not above you it is below you.