Saturday, June 19 NL | BR

Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name. – Luke 10:17

Many people come across work influenced by the evil one, but they do not believe in the evil one and his demons. The Bible clearly states where evil comes from. Jesus says in John 10:10: ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’

We read in Luke 10:17-19: ‘The seventy-two returned with joy and said: ‘Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name.’ He replied: ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 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 says here that He saw Lucifer fall from heaven like lightning.

The opponent

Lucifer is satan and this means opponent. Jesus also says that the evil one has a kingdom (read Matthew 12:26); we call this kingdom the realm of darkness. From this realm, the evil one fights against the Almighty.

Lucifer was at first a mighty and beautiful archangel standing before the throne of God. He became arrogant and wanted to be like God; evil was found in him. He committed a coup and was thrown out of heaven with a third of the angels who chose his side. These angels became his evil spirits.

We are exposed to the attacks of those evil spirits because of our sin. When we break God’s laws, we will soon experience the burden of the evil one. When we disobey God, for example by being involved in occultism, we are giving the evil one permission to control our lives.

His head is crushed

However, Jesus came to break the power of the evil one. He has crushed the head of the evil one by His death and resurrection. We only need to go to God in the name of Jesus and the evil one will have to flee in Jesus’ name.

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