The enemy is beneath our feet

Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your Name.” And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”  Luke 10:17-19

The seventy rejoiced at their use of Jesus’ authority against Satan and how successful they were. We need to know that the power and authority Jesus gave to them to operate in is the same power and authority we have as believers today. In Luke 10, we see our Lord Jesus sending seventy disciples out against the kingdom of darkness, as “lambs among wolves.”

Notice the exchange between the seventy and Jesus when they returned. They were overjoyed at how the demons were subject unto them. We’re told in Romans 16:20 that the God of peace will crust Satan underneath our feet. He is a defeated foe. The Bible is very consistent and ALWAYS puts the devil BENEATH YOUR FEET (Gen. 3:15, Eph. 1:22).

You are not at the mercy of the enemy’s attacks. Always remember that he has NO power and dominion over you. Remind yourself that in Christ, you are “far above all principality and power and might and dominion” (Eph. 1:21), and every lion and serpent you shall trample underfoot. We exercise our authority as believers when we go on the offensive against the enemy today. How do we do that? We use the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Our authority, our strength, and our victory are found in His Word.

Look at how the Bible describes the armor of God: “Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Eph. 6:14-17).

Do you see that the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, is the only piece of the armor that is offensive? That is why, for every round of attack the devil launched at our Lord Jesus, He fought back ONLY with the sword of the Spirit. He used the written Word of God.

When we pray the prayer of protection in Psalms 91, we are praying according to the Word of God and using the sword of the Spirit. So no matter what report is screaming at you, be it from doctors, bankers, or from the news media, take your place of authority and lay hold of scriptures for your specific situation. Remember, we fight back with the Word of God. PTL