This is from a new book I’m working on entitles “The Crown of Authority”:
“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” — Jesus
Laboring under a deadly misconception
An agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency knocked on the door of a farmhouse. Shortly a farmer came to the door.
“Can I help you?” he asked.
“I’m with the Drug Enforcement Agency and I have word that you may be growing marijuana on your farm. So, I’m going to take a look around.”
“Well that’s all right, young man, just help yourself but don’t go to that field on the north end of my farm…” the farmer was trying to say when the DEA agent interrupted.
Reaching in to his pocket he pulled out a badge and stuck it in the farmer’s face and shouted, “You see this! This badge gives me the right to go anywhere I want to go and you can’t stop me!”
“Well, alright young man. You go right ahead.”
About 30 minutes later as the farmer was finishing his breakfast, he heard a commotion coming from the north field. He ran over there to find the DEA agent screaming and running for his life! I huge angry 500 pound bull was right in the agent’s heels and was about catch him and introduce him to his long pointed horns.
“HELP! HELP!” he cried! The farmer leaned on the fence surrounding the north field, relishing the moment. “HELP ME, PLEASE!!!” he cried out to the famer. To which the farmer shouted to the DEA agent, “Show him your badge!”
Too many professing Christian are clueless when it comes to spiritual warfare and walking in Kingdom authority. They think that just because one day they made a decision to follow Christ, and have been born again, they have authority over of the Enemy. But do they? Many claim authority over demonic powers solely based on scripture taking out of the context of the whole Word of God. Such as Jesus words 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.” To whom Jesus was speaking? And what was the context surrounding his words?