When the seventy missionaries returned to Jesus, they were ecstatic with joy, telling him, “Lord, even the demons obeyed us when we commanded them in your name!” Jesus replied, “While you were ministering, I watched Satan topple until he fell suddenly from heaven like lightning to the ground. Now you understand that I have imparted to you all my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority. However, your real source of joy isn’t merely that these spirits submit to your authority, but that your names are written in the journals of heaven and that you belong to God’s kingdom. This is the true source of your authority.” Luke 10:18-20 TPT
Jesus imparted to us ALL his authority to trample over Satan’s kingdom. Think about that! We can trample down every demon and overcome every power Satan possesses. I don’t know about you, but that makes me so excited! Then He goes on to say that absolutely NOTHING will be able to harm us as we walk in that authority.
But the real joy comes from knowing that our names are written in the Lambs book of life and that we belong to God’s kingdom. That is the true source of our authority! Knowing who we are and whose we are. That is powerful right there!
You see, when you come to know your true identity is found in Christ Jesus, nothing can take that from you. Nothing! It’s more than saying the words, “I’m a Christian,” it’s about the benefits that come along with that title. The very DNA of God runs in you. When Satan looks at you, He sees the image of Jesus Himself.
So take your authority and use it. Don’t bury the treasure in you because you’re afraid you’ll use it wrong. No, begin speaking into the atmosphere around your home, your city and your state. Call down principalities and powers and every evil scheme of the enemy. Jesus clearly said, “Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority.”
Use your words, take your authority, build the Kingdom!