This week we are focusing on God’s promises. It is our responsibility to know what He promised, to claim His promises, and to weave them into the tapestry of our lives.
Luke 10:19 is chock full of promises. “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”
Jesus gives us the authority, the permission, and the power to trample evil, and the promise that nothing will harm us. Evil, like a snake, slithers along silently, ready to strike. But Jesus makes a promise that empowers us to face evil head on, stare it down,and trample it. We can act with confidence because He promises that evil no longer has even an ounce of power over us, it cannot harm us.
This verse is the teflon that we need to stand strong, face challenges, and keep going. Stomp your feet, trample evil, and know that nothing will harm you because you are His!
Here are four more verses in which God has promised His authority to us to overcome evil:
“no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home” (Psalm 91:10)
“The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” (2 Timothy 4:18)
“But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.” (Isaiah 54:17)
Claim His authority to overcome evil, to face it head on and to trample it like a snake or a scorpion, and then keep walking forward. The same power that raised Jesus from the grave lives in you. You can do this- He is with you, and He has equipped you. Fear not.