As the disciples celebrated their success in casting out demons, Jesus reminded them that He had already achieved victory over Satan. That didn’t mean that serving God would present no hardships; persecution and even death were still possibilities. As Alistair Begg clarifies, though, nothing can ultimately harm the follows of Christ. Under God’s authority, even our death can be used for His glory and our good.
17The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”
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