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Reflection: No More Excuses: Are You Walking in Power? If Not, Why?
Read, Meditate & Study: Luke 10:17-20
Jesus is having a conversation with the 72 disciples, not the 12 that He sent out. They have returned from ministering in power with signs following (miracles, healing and deliverance which include freedom and liberty for those that were bound, oppressed, possessed and the casting out of demons).
They were given this authority and power by Jesus even before the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost and was able to actually dwell within man and before Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. They were able to walk in undeniable, unstoppable power before the Holy Spirit came down.
How much more power and authority should Spirit- Filled, Born-Again Believers, who truly believe God and have the indwelling of the precious Holy Spirit and the Anointing of the Spirit within? Shouldn’t we be walking in even greater power and authority with signs following us?
We have no excuses to offer the Father for fruitlessness, defeat, lack of victory, blessing and power with signs following in any area of our lives. The Church should be Unstoppable! There should be no blockage or lack in our life but a free, unending flow of our blessing and inheritance in the Kingdom of God.
Jesus is responding to their excitement, surprise and amazement in all that they were able to do in His name. The disciples are like so many of us. Do we really believe God? Do we really take Him at His Word? Do we really believe that we have authority and power in the realms of the spirit? Do we really believe in the Supernatural Power of God?
Jesus is sharing and releasing powerful revelational truths about the authority and power of everyday believers and our power over all the power of the enemy. Satan, his demonic kingdoms and their ranks are under our feet as we operate under the unction, direction, leading and guidance of the Lord.
Remember, Jesus sent and directed them to go forth in His name. He told them exactly what to do and how to do it. They knew their realm of authority, assignment and were not operating in the flesh or doing their own thing. He has given that same General Directive and Mandate to the Modern Day Church. But, He will tell you and show you exactly what you are to do.
Jesus is also letting them know that they should be more excited and overwhelmed about the certainty of the believer’s reconciliation, redemption, coming resurrection in our glorified bodies and eternal home in heaven. He did not want them to forget the Mandate that has been given to every Sprit-Filled, equipped, empowered believer to GO but He wanted them to have the right heart, perspective, equipping, empowerment and focus.
He wanted them first and foremost to rejoice and be exceedingly glad that their name has been Recorded and Sealed forever in the Lambs Book of Life!
These are powerful scriptures to read, study and meditate on for victory, power, revelation in your heart, not your head and discernment for every area of life.
You will be unstoppable!
Luke 10:17-20 (AMP)
The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like [a flash of] lightning. Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on [a]serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you. Nevertheless do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”