It’s not what you know, but who you know

It’s not what you know but who you know, that gives authority to your life, words, and prayers. In Luke 10, Jesus sent out 72 disciples, giving them authority to carry out ministry. While going about and ministering in various cities, miraculous events occurred. People were healed and delivered, while the poor had the gospel preached to them. Among the miraculous events that occurred, the disciples specifically recounted that “the demons are subject to us in your Name!” In other words, Jesus’ disciples had authority over demonic powers. In this exchange, Jesus reminds them that they are not to rejoice because of the authority they have over the demons, but rather to rejoice because their names are written in heaven. Nonetheless, he precedes that reminder by telling them that He gives them His authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. These words of Jesus to that 72 disciples is an extemporaneous commission to us today, as well. We, as the followers of Jesus in the 21st century, have been given the authority of Jesus to “trample down” every demonic attack or fiery dart that is thrown our way. In the same way that grapes are trampled in a wine press, under the feet of the one trampling them, so you have been given authority to walk on the enemy’s head! Next time an attack comes your way, remind the devil of the the words of an old country song. “These boots are made for walking, and that’s what they’re gonna do! One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you!” This authority is yours, not because of what you know, but who you know! Jesus!