September 27, 2019: SOAP #3585:  Haggai 1-2; Psalm 129; Luke 10    Scripture:  Luke (NIV) 10:17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” 18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions […]

September 27, 2019: SOAP #3585:  Haggai 1-2; Psalm 129; Luke 10   

Scripture:  Luke (NIV) 10:17 The seventy-two returned withjoy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” 18He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have givenyou authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the powerof the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20 However, do not rejoice that thespirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Observation:   The'seventy-two' disciples had been given authority over sickness and instructedto tell people about the Kingdom of God. They returned to Jesus with great joy. That demons were subject to them as they went in Jesus name was nosurprise to Jesus.  He had been in heavenwith the Heavenly Father when Satan fell from his place of honor.      

Application:   Greateris He that is in me than he that is in the world!  (1John 4:4) The One in me was in heaven when Satan fell!  The One who sent me to minister in His namehas complete authority over the devil.   As I walk under the authority of That Name, Ihave authority in That Name! 

I am thankful that Jesus allows me to minister in His name with authority, butI rejoice that my name is 'written in heaven!'

Prayer:   HolySpirit, continue to reveal the truth of my relationship with Jesus.  Continue to minister through me to thosearound me. Amen

Pastor Leon
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