KEY SCRIPTURE: 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”.
In our previous study we learnt that our Lord Jesus gave us authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions.
What are serpents and scorpions? These creatures symbolize Satan and his demons. In Revelation 12:9 the bible said “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan….”
In Revelation 9:10 the following is said in reference to scorpions, “…and there were stings in the tails: and their power was to hurt men five months”.
The serpents and scorpions stand for evil spirits. The Lord said we have the right to trample upon them. To trample means to stop them from menacing around. It also implies destroying their works. The Lord in that statement reveals that the enemy has some power.
What is the power of the enemy? The power of the enemy is seen in making men sick, poverty, causing accidents, influencing men to disobey God and generally bringing discomfort to mankind. Satan’s power is generalised in the scriptures as darkness. Colossians 1:13. “Who has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear son”. Again, what is the real power of darkness? The real power of darkness is the absence of light. The word of God is light and so long as the word of God dominates your life, the power of the devil is empty.
The Lord has given us His word, that tells us, “in Him (the word) was life and the life was the light of men, and the light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehended (over cometh, over power) it not”(John 11:4). The victory of the Christian is a commitment to the word. The word is light, and so long as a child of God stays with the word the power of Satan would dry up into thin air.
The Lord ended with His statement in our key scripture that, because of the authority given to us. NOTHING SHALL BY ANY MEANS HURT US.
I have been given authority by the Lord Jesus, to trample upon devils, and they would never mess up my life, as I apply God’s word to stop them.
Ephesians 3:10 “To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God”,
Genesis 1:2-3 and the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Prayer Point: By the word of His power, I command every satanic operation in and around my life to stop in Jesus name.