Did you know we were given more? More than I ever knew, up until the other day when I had read one of my devotions and the following passage jumped off the page at me.
“Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.” Luke 10:19 NLT
The phrase “….over all the power of the enemy” is what caught my attention. That phrase, “….over all the power of the enemy” has repeated over and over in my head. As I wrote this post I was amazed at how much more power we were given, that is if we choose to take it. It is so great when the wattage suddenly gets bumped up a bit, don’t you think? The more I meditated on “….over all the power of the enemy” the brighter the light became. You know when you have an epiphany about something and it’s the only thing you can think about, right? Well, for me that’s how it works.
What an awesome teachable moment I had with my son, Tom. I was able to explain to him that when we get attacked by the enemy we have more power than he does; of course, our power comes from the Holy Spirit, thank God. Tom was absolutely blown away that we have more power than the enemy! I told him the enemy will never win, ever! He can’t win because we have the Holy Spirit inside of us and we have a promise from God of VICTORY! Is that not great or what, can I hear an Amen, people?! Not only do we have all the power over the enemy but we have the promises of God’s Word to stand on in order to fight and resist the enemy so he only has one choice, he must flee. Hallelujah!
As a mother, the opportunity to explain and teach my son how we don’t have to be afraid to fight the enemy was such a blessing. When I was a child I was never told about the enemy and boy I wish I had been because I certainly have no doubt now as I look back that he was and is real. Personally, I think the ones who don’t believe in the enemy are truly and deeply scared to admit he is real and lets face it he is good at deceiving people. What better way than to have them think he is not real. I’d rather equip my son now at eleven years old with the tools and knowledge of how the Holy Spirit helps us fight the enemy versus him growing up wondering what is going on in his life. Never mind not knowing what he is fighting against?
So rejoice with me and my son that we were given more power than the enemy! Amen!