Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. (Luke 10:19)
Why do we walk and contend with the things of this age that have no beneficial outcome? Do we recognize how destructive it can be when we allow people, places and things to consume our very being? If we deposit anger, hate,strife,jealousy, unforgiveness and confusion into a bank, they will be our return of investment. The real question is, when was the last time you deposited the things of this world into an actual bank? The answer would probably be never because it is impossible to do so. In the same regard, it is impossible to benefit from this way of living. It has “0” value. Also, how can we benefit from the kingdom of God and please him? When we come up against the formalities of this present time, we have to acknowledge them but reject them in the same token. They do not possess us and we cannot allow ourselves to possess them. There is a Father in heaven that has granted us permission of His divine authority, to step over circumstances and not step into them. Sometimes, given certain circumstances, the enemy is the reflection in the mirror but we cannot allow it to take over. Today, I challenge you to utilize your God given power to eliminate any cuts and abrasions that may hinder our righteous living.