17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 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. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. (or for so it pleased you well) 22 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
23 Then turning to the disciples he said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”
~ Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
Jesus isn't too concerned with the scary and the works of evil. He tells us we don't even have to spend much time here, because what is in front of us is much more glorious. He says in effect, 'Oh uh huh, yeah, that's right." The disciples have seen miracles and good triumph over evil. Jesus says the victory of His name is Salvation. He is the One to depend upon.
Blessed is Your Son Jesus
and blessed are those who depend on Jesus.
Bless the dear ones we love and dwell with. Cover those people You give us. We ask Your help for this Nation and the people all over the world who love and trust Jesus. We ask Your Light to spread through our lives and always. In Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †