16 “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.” 17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” 18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:16-20)
Yesterday we focused on our adversary in spiritual warfare. Today, we turn our attention to the battle.
As we think about the battle, there are many questions that arise. For example, how do we succeed? Or, what are our weapons? I am sure that the lessons we have been learning from our review of the Disciplines provide many answers, but Jesus also provides a unique perspective in today’s passage.
Please carefully read the passage and answer the questions below.
- What assurances do you take from the passage?
- Jesus clearly had a high awareness of spiritual warfare, how would you assess your awareness?