The third of seven (7) things that Jesus did for us on the cross.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Mankind was powerless prior to the coming of Jesus but now he has made provision for us to walk in great power. To demonstrate the great power that the body of Christ would possess, Jesus empowered and sent out 70 of his disciples in Luke 10. Upon their return, they marveled that even the devils were subject to them through the name of Jesus. In response Jesus said to them in Luke 10:19 “I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy”. The essence of what Jesus was saying to them was do not be surprised that devils are subject to you because the power that He gave to them was greater than the powers of darkness.
The major deficit in the body of Christ is a lack of understanding of the power and authority that God has invested in it. As a result, we often operate as if we are ordinary and believe that the enemy has authority over us, when it is the opposite. The 70 disciples may have harbored such thoughts prior, but their experience with the power of God revealed to them the complete opposite. It is time for us to walk in great power, the power that the early church manifested is the same power that we have today. Three things that the early church did to walk in this great power are: being filled with the Holy Spirit, abiding in God’s presence and allowing his word to dwell in them and, speaking and doing what the Spirit is speaking and doing during any time frame.
Life Application: Walk in great power by being filled with the Holy Spirit, live in His presence, stay obedient and be led by the Spirit of God.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the power that we have received through your son Jesus Christ. May we not take it for granted and operate in that same power that you have demonstrated. In Jesus name, amen.