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 the last part of our key scripture the Lord said, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. This is an aspect of scripture that many Christians have not believed enough to experience all that it entails. Please what does the statement, nothing shall by any means hurt you, mean? Does the scripture mean exactly what it says? As we go through this study may you ask the Lord to take away every tradition and deceptions of the devil (Colossians 2:8)
Dear child of God please understand we are dealing with a very crafty devil. The bible says he is a liar and the father of it. Satan would always want to prove that God’s word is not true.
There is one principle about our heavenly Father that you have to know. God tries our hearts. He seeks that we prove our absolute confident and trust in Him. In Proverbs 17:3 the bible says “The fining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord trieth the heart”. Gold is proven in the furnace as all its impurities are burnt away by the very high temperature, so the pure gold remains. The trail of our faith also makes our faith true and pure (1st Peter 1:7). Many people give up in times of trial, and the enemy rather takes advantage and punishes them. Maintain your grounds no matter the opposition that cones against you and refuse to give up. Do as 1st Timothy 6:12 says, “Fight the good fight of faith…”
When Lazarus was sick and the Lord was called, He said, this sickness is not unto death. But Lazarus died anyway? (John 11:4, 11).
Can I ask this question? ; Had the word of the Lord failed? Many children of God would have accepted that since Lazarus had died, then it implied the word had failed. The Lord had said earlier that this sickness was not unto death. The Lord knew that His word had not failed. (Don’t also accept any condition that seems to suggest that what God said has failed). The Lord went on and raised the dead man to life, even after four days.
Satan would always put up a resistance. Staying with God’s word would constantly give us the victory.
Treading on the devil means challenging Satan with the word and acting on the word. When a Christian accepts what Satan is doing and refuses to oppose or resist the devil with the word, that Christian would be defeated.
Dear child of God, you would not be hurt by any means as you stick to the word and do what it says..
God’s word is His authority. As I stay with the word and act on it, l always win over the devil, who is forever defeated.
Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”.
Hebrews 4:2” For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word.