Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. Luke 9:1-3
Notice here what Jesus gave to his disciples “Power and authority over all devils”, if you are a Born Again Christian, that includes you! Jesus gave you the power of the Holy Spirit to rebuke and defeat demons. So why do we live in fear of everything? Everything bad and evil in this world is because of Satan, so rebuke him! Remind Satan that his head was crushed at the cross with Christ!
The disciples were also given a job, preaching the gospel and healing the sick! Now you might say I can’t heal anyone, yes we don’t heal anyone God does! You can pray in faith over the sick people and let God do the work. Tell people the good news about Jesus Christ, and his eternal Kingdom to come!
And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where. Luke 9:4-6
You might say “Well nobody will listen to me preach the gospel” Jesus said “If they will not receive you , then leave” Shake the dust off your feet, meaning leave in peace. You planted the seed of the gospel, its up to them to receive it. Again, you don’t save people, God saves people! We are just the hands and feet of Christ to do His work for His kingdom
The disciples went throughout the regions , preaching the gospel and healing people, they changed the world with no money , no building, no tax exempt status, they went in the name of Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, obeying the will of God. Its our jobs to do the same!
Many people today don’t go to Church anymore because they don’t feel like its relevant. Well if people won’t go to Church, then take the Church to them, preach the gospel everywhere in Jesus name Amen!