PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 10:17-24
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” (Luke 10:17)
As disciples of Jesus, do we realize our authority over evil?
I believe that evil spirits are body-less voices of fear and deception.
Their only power is the lie, but they use it to great success!
James urges us to resist the evil one, and he will flee from us (James 4:7).
This is not some extreme superpower, it is just refuting the lie with truth.
When those negative voices whisper lies, we can declare the truth!
Jesus is Lord, the enemy has fallen, sin is beaten, death is overcome.
This may or may not change our immediate situation, but it will change us!
The enemy’s greatest success is when he gets into our heads with his lies.
He distracts, discourages and ultimately pushes us to despair and defeat.
I can’t keep his lies from flying over my head…
But I can keep them from building a nest in my hair!
Even “little children” (v.21) like us can experience the enemy’s submission!
Remind today’s challenges of Jesus’ victory… and evil spirits will lose their grip on you!
Lord, negative thoughts enter my mind all the time. Help me to resist them all the time, and to feel the joy of my victory in you!