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.