“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (18) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” – Mark 16:17-18
Read: Luke 9:1-9; Luke 10:1-20
The Name of the Lord is a strong tower and a defense from the fierce attacks of the enemy. Whenever you step out to obey any instruction from God, you can count on the enemy opposing you. But understand today, beloved, that God has made every provision necessary for you to succeed. The same way God sent out the disciples in the book of Luke is how He’s sent you and me into the world to shine for Him. You represent the light of the Gospel wherever you are: on the job, in your family, in school, etc. And whenever light shows up, darkness has to bow out. But the enemy does not want you to be confident in that revelation. So he quickly comes to scare you before you get comfortable in your life’s assignment. But if you will remember the Name of Jesus and work with it (Luke 10:17), you will win! The Bible tells us that when the disciples went out on their assignment, they returned with joy and reported to the Lord that every devil was subject to them in His Name! I am here to tell you today that every devil is still subject to the Name of Jesus. There are territorial spirits, community spirits, and certain principalities given command over families and ancestral lineages. And that is why certain illnesses and destructive manifestations are common to certain groups or families of people. But I am excited to let you know that the reason Jesus came into the world was to destroy every work of the devil (I John 3:8) and He did. Glory to God! We are told in Colossians 2:15 that Jesus disgracefully conquered the devil, and pulled his teeth!! So now he still barks and roars, but he is no different from a village chicken. But Jesus didn’t leave it at that: He handed over to you and me the same authority with which He defeated him so we can do the same! Truly, Satan is fallen like lightning from Heaven. Glory to God!! So, take the Name today. Root out, pull down, bind, and humiliate every manifestation of the enemy around you. You are a winner, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.