“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth’ go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Matthew 28:18-19
LIGHT FOR THE NOW: All power, not some power has been given to Jesus.
Power here is the Greek word, ‘exousia’ which means authority. All power, not some power has been given to Jesus, in heaven and on earth. The Bible says in Colossians 2:15, “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly triumphing over them in it”. When Jesus died, He didn’t ascend to heaven immediately. He had been made sin for us (2 Corinthians 5:21), and had to go to hell on behalf of all men. When He got to hell, there was an actual combat between Jesus and the forces of darkness. The Bible says, “…the hostile princes and rulers He shook off from Himself and marched them naked on the streets” (Colossians 2:15 MSG). You do not march a man naked on the streets unless you have conquered him. In hell, Jesus invaded Satan’s domain, whipped him and all his demons, and came out triumphantly from the grave. When He came out, He said to his disciples, ‘All Hail’. This was a shout of victory, because He had conquered Satan for us and given us dominion over the powers of darkness.
Jesus says, “Behold, I give unto you power to thread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19). The power to rule and reign in His Name has been handed over to us. We must therefore be conscious of our authority and dominion in Christ Jesus. Jesus did not take the power He collected from Satan to heaven. He handed it over to us. We must therefore use this power to subdue territories and kingdoms. We have the power to reign and rule in His Name.
INSTRUCTION: Acknowledge that you have the power over Satan and circumstances.
PRAYER: I am born of God; therefore I overcome the world, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: A king that is in power and knows not is like a beast that perisheth.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS CHAPTER 28; EVENING: LUKE CHAPTER 15