Dearly Beloved, I greet and bless you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Luke 10:19, “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.”
From the above verse we understand that God has given us the power to overcome serpents and scorpions. Another reference from the Bible says, You shall tread upon the Lion and adder the young lion and the dragon shall you trample under feet. “Nothing by any means shall hurt you.” God assures that He will preserve you from danger. Even when you are attacked by bitter and malignant enemies that would seek your life, God is able to protect you. The meaning of this verse is that, Jesus would preserve you from the power of Satan and all his emissaries, from all wicked and crafty men.
In Acts 28:3-6 , we read about Apostle Paul who landed in an island called Malta . Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand. When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live.” But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects. The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead; but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god. Since God was with Paul, the viper that terrified the people living there could do no harm to Paul.
Even at this time of uncertainties, do not panic or be gripped in fear . God is with us. He is in control of every thing. He will protect us and no harm can touch us. We are covered under His precious blood. Let us not succumb to negative thoughts by hearing alarming news but let us learn to be still and see the Lord work in our life. Let us be a motivator to uplift the people who are engulfed in fear . When God is with us . Who can be against us?
The Bible says, Be not afraid, of sudden fear neither of the desolation of the wicked when it comes. Because when the enemy comes in like a flood the spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. For the Lord shall be your confidence and shall keep your foot from falling. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for giving us the power to tread on serpents and scorpions. And we praise you because nothing shall by any means hurt us. Also we believe that God will protect us and preserve our lives from the power of Satan and all his hosts. Help us not to be afraid of sudden fear, but hold on to Jesus who has power to suppress all evil foes.
In Jesus name we pray.
DOING GOOD Today's Word of Blessing - April 18, 2021