Pray First and Go with Confidence

Jesus intensified His ministry by giving the twelve disciples power and authority to drive out demons and to cure diseases. Now in Luke 10:1-24, He appoints seventy-two others to send out two by two ahead of Him to every town and place where He was about to go (v. 1). Jesus then tells them to pray first and then go in confidence and gives assurance that their work will result in great outcomes because of the power of the Father.

They followed the instructions of Jesus to go out and witness. They shared God’s truths and healed the sick. All power of the enemy was lost as reported by the returning seventy-two who came back with joy saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name (v. 17).” Jesus told them of the power to overcome the enemy.

The disciples were privileged to see tremendous results and the power of the Holy Spirit at work. They were joyful that they had trusted Jesus and that their names were written down in heaven. Like the disciples, we are representatives of Christ in our world and are privileged today to see the Holy Spirit at work to produce amazing results.

This day with God, pray for your work in the harvest field. Pray for workers to help gather in the harvest. Listen for testimony and see examples of the power of the Holy Spirit at work. Share with others the joy in knowing that your name is written in heaven.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to Pray First and Go with Confidence

  1. Father Paul Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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