Nothing Will Harm You
Luke 10:19 “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”
This are the very words of Jesus speaking to all His disciples including us, and the message is simple, ‘nothing will harm you.’ There are snakes and scorpions, but nothing will harm you. You have an enemy and enemies with lots of power, but Jesus says, with all that enemy power trained on you, still nothing will harm you. Do you believe that nothing will harm you?
Apart from Jesus acknowledging that we have snakes and scorpions and enemies that seek to destroy us, He also acknowledges that we are incompetent, we lack capacity, to deal with the enemy. Therefore, Jesus says to us today, I have given you authority. I have empowered you to deal with machinations, shenanigans and attacks from the enemy. I have created capacity in you. Since Jesus is the one enabling us, He assures us that, nothing will harm you! Do you believe that nothing will harm you?
Our enemies are varied, some conduct themselves as snakes with deadly venomous bites, others are scorpions with excruciating painful bites. All enemies therefore seek to silently inflict maximum pain and demobilize us from our daily duties. Some enemies are so varied that Jesus summarises them as all enemy power. Political power, financial power, physical health power, social power, mental power…all those and many others are what the enemy has power to attack with his/her power. Jesus says, nothing will harm you. Do you believe that nothing will harm you?
The condition of safety is to remain faithful to Jesus and nothing will harm you. If anything harms you and you are in Jesus, then Jesus is to blame! If anything harms you and you are in Jesus, then we don’t question you but Jesus. When Jesus provides authority and power over the enemy, He also provides guarantee that nothing will harm us. That guarantee implies that, if anything harms us, then Jesus is to blame. Since Jesus is all powerful and cannot be defeated, nothing will harm us and He will never be blamed. Jesus, who is God the Son has guaranteed that nothing will harm you. Do you believe that nothing will harm you?
Psalms 91:7 “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” Authority from Jesus will not prevent enemy attacks, no! Authority and power from Jesus will ensure we don’t fail nor succumb to enemy power and attacks. The enemy will come fast and furious, some enemy bullets and darts will hit us, but we won’t fail, we won’t succumb. The message is not about preventing attack(s), the message is about preventing harm that is a consequence of the attack(s). Nothing will harm you. Do you believe that nothing will harm you?
Are you facing threats and attack where you stay? Where you work? Where you go to school? Where you worship? Is it a threat on you safety, finances, health, employment, success, future, happiness, relationships, etc.? Jesus says, nothing will harm you. Do you believe that nothing will harm you?
Face what is ahead of you today with confidence that nothing will harm you. Let the enemy attack, but nothing will harm you. May this confidence and reality be ours, in Jesus name. Amen! (C)firstname.lastname@example.org (do not delete any part of this post, including this. You are free to share these posts but don’t edit the authorship or content… share as it is… thank you and be blessed!)