The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Luke 10:17-18
Jesus sent out 72 disciples with nothing but the shirt on their back, they had to rely on the compassion and charity of strangers to provide for their basic needs. But Jesus didn’t send them out alone, they were empowered with the Holy Spirit that even demons submitted to them in the name of Jesus.
How many of us would be willing to take this challenge or leap of faith? Do you trust enough in God to provide for your needs and empower you against evil?
I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. Luke 10:19
Jesus promised them he gave them the authority to overcome all evil and nothing would harm them. It’s important we understand the power in the name of Jesus, the Name above all Names, The King of Kings, and The Lord of Lords. When you trust and understand in the Power of God, you can be strong and courageous when facing the world.
However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
We press on to the prize, and the prize is to have our names written in the book of Life. There is no greater gift than eternal life than God has given us through Jesus. So no matter what victory or blessings you may have today, nothing will compare to be a Citizen of Heaven.
Will you be like one of the 72 disciples that Jesus sent out into the world? Jesus said he was sending sheep out to the wolves, but don’t be afraid because there is Power in the name of Jesus Amen