In Luke 10, Jesus sends seventy others, two by two into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.
He said to them go your way; "And heal the sick there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.'’ Luke 10:9
They came back thrilled and excited. This is the same experience we should have when we give out the Word of God, and when we pray for the sick and heal them. How glorious we feel also when more labourers are come into His harvest!
Luke said, "the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name." And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven." Luke 10:17-20.
Satan’s new home is this world my friend, with the other demons, but don’t worry my friend - nothing shall by any means hurt you.
What a lesson for us to remember the words of Jesus, “rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” When there is success in our ministry, always remember it’s His work, not ours.
Now, Luke 10:1 says, "the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them..."
This tells you how we’ve been appointed, and called and sent; the same way; "He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases," He has done the same for you and me who believe in His name Today. He’s given us the same power to preach the kingdom of God, to heal the sick and to cast out demons. He said, Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. What he didn’t do though, is to give us authority to trample upon anyone. He said the spirits are subject to you, but not that other believers are. But spirits, and I mean all types of spirits, whether it’s the non-physical part of a person like your emotions and character; ego, mood, attitude, temperament, feelings, demonic forces, nature spirits, ethos, principles, ethics, thoughts or ideas, they’re subject to you.
God bless you
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