As Jesus told the 72 He sent out in Luke 10:19, ” I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” We have been given the power to triumph over the forces of Satan, and by the mighty name of Jesus we can defeat and crush him.
These verses are so very powerful that Satan himself quoted them to Jesus in Luke 4:10-11 and Matthew 4:6. He knew that God commissions His Angels to protect and watch over His people…that they carry us in the hollow of their hands, safeguarding us from any fatal or disastrous blows from the enemy. Yes, Satan knows all about our Guardian Angels…but he can’t do anything about them, for they are under direct orders from God.
When you have established the One True God as your dwelling place, you are in a position of safety and peace. And from that secure place, you, the righteous, are protected from calamity and suffering…for no harm will befall the righteous. (Proverbs 12:21)
In this fallen world, there will be wars and rumors of wars…and many will be brought down violently at the hands of godless men. But you will only glimpse it from afar, for the evil will not come close… it will only retreat.
You need not fear the deadly contagious epidemics that threaten this world… These menacing outbreaks, that fill the news and cause panic and calamity among mankind. God is bigger than any virus…any bacteria…any pathogen that may be out to ravage us. When your trust is in the Lord, you will not be frightened by what prowls the earth.
Whether it be in darkness or light of day, the Lord is with you. His presence overshadows any panic that may befall you in the blackness of night. He watches over you during the day, deflecting the enemies’ fiery darts that may assail you. Do not fear…the Lord is with you.