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. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:18-20
When the seventy returned from the cities in which they ministered, Jesus rejoiced. Darkness was being driven out by the light of the world. Rather than rejoicing in the power afforded them, the disciples were to rejoice because of their partnership with God and salvation. Their names were written in heaven! Such is the case of all who give their lives to Jesus Christ.
When have I experienced the power and victory of God in ministry? Often! Do I rejoice in my salvation?
God, today I rejoice that You are driving darkness out of the world. Use me as Your little light today to share the truth of the gospel with those I meet. Would you give me Your wisdom as You move in power to bring about Your will. Thank you that my name is written in heaven.