The Believer's Victory

posted Aug 4, 2012, 5:03 AM by Dr Rex al Opusunju
Behold I give unto you power to tread on
Serpents and scorpions and over all the power of
The enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt
You(Luke 10:19)

Jesus has given us authority to walk on all power of the enemy! .You will notice that the word power occur twice in our text. There are two different Greek words for power in our text. The first word is "exousia" which literally means authority, right or privilege. The second word "Dunamis" is ability or strength. Our text should literally read like this:

Behold I give unto you authority, right or privilege
To walk on serpents and scorpions, and over all
The ability or strength of the enemy and nothing
Shall by any means hurt you.
(Luke 10:19)

Jesus referred to the ability or strength of Satan as NO-THING:

Behold I give unto you authority, right or privilege
To walk on...all the ability or strength of the
Enemy and nothing (which means NO-THING of
All the ability or strength of the enemy, Satan)
Shall by any means hurt you.
(Luke 10:19)

All the ability or strength of Satan are NO-THING!. This simply means that Satan's ability or strength has ZERO effect on the believer because of the authority God has given to him.

Satan is now become a nonentity or a cipher as far as the believer is concerned. He cannot possibly DO THE BELIEVER ANY HARM. Glory to God!

The word shall is a very powerful word in the English language. It is generally used to express a command or to express what seems inevitable or likely[to happen] or to express futurity or termination.

In our text, this word is used to express the inevitable!. Jesus was quite certain that none of Satan's ability or strength shall by any means hurt us. Satan cannot by any of his agencies or channels hurt the believer who understands his place of authority and walks in the light of it.

The English word "hurt" is translated from a Greek word "Adikeo". "Adikeo" is used in the Greek New testament Bible to describe the wrong or ill or insult done to a person or thing. It is also used when a privilege or right is violated or when the highest injustice is committed against a person.It is used in this sense 27 times in the Greek New Testament.

Satan cannot cause any pain nor inflict injuries on our bodies when we stand against him. It is impossible for him to deplete our soundness, strength and effectiveness by all modes of his operations against us. He cannot rob us or violate the privileges we have in Christ. Let us make up our minds to demonstrate Satan's defeat. We must refuse to be robbed nor denied of our rights in Christ!

Allow the truth of God's word to soak into your spirit. Glory to God forevermore!

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