Given Authority

“When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to Him, “Lord, even the demons obey us when we use Your name!” “Yes,” He told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning! Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.”
Luke 10:17-18 (NLT) 

authority-1235389-639x426Jesus gives us authority over the enemy, but only through His Name – His Power. “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) Satan would like nothing more than to distract or discourage us and to abolish our mission to share Christ with others. We must resist him and he will flee from us, but only in the power and name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Today, thank God for the authority He has given us over our enemy, and pray that we may gird ourselves daily with the Armor of God, so that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.




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