That is a bold statement by Jesus is it not? What is He talking about for we all know the Apostles were killed for their faith..except perhaps John.?
Luk 10:17 Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”
Luk 10:18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
Luk 10:19 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.
Luk 10:20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
The simple answer is that Jesus was referring specifically to Demonic powers harming them.
They discovered that the demons were subject to THEM in Jesus name…Jesus links this with Satan falling out of the heavens to the earth….and He links the demons to Satan and likens his power to that of Serpents and Scorpions.
Jesus sums this up by asserting that He has given them power/authority over the Devil and over all his demons and over all his power…to trample upon his serpents and scorpions.
“For this purpose was the son of God made manifest that He might destroy the works of the Devil.” (I John 3:8b)
1Co 15:24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.
1Co 15:25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.
1Co 15:26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.
1Co 15:27 For “HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted.
1Co 15:28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
Destroying the works of the Devil is TRAMPLING ON Serpents and Scorpions. The Church — the literal body of Jesus Christ in the heavens and the earth is engaged in this task of destroying the works of the Devil. We ARE subduing the enemies of God — causing the end of all rule, all authority and all power. It is through us His children that these things are being done. But it is not by might nor by our power but by His Spirit in us.
Psa 110:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD said to my Lord,”Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
Psa 110:2 The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!
Psa 110:3 Your people shall be volunteers In the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth.
Psa 110:4 The LORD has sworn And will not relent, “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.”
Psa 110:5 The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath.
Psa 110:6 He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries.
Psa 110:7 He shall drink of the brook by the wayside; Therefore He shall lift up the head.
This is our purpose inside of Him that has OVERCOME and sat down. We also OVERCOME and sit down inside His throne in the heavenly places.
The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our God and of His Christ and He shall reign for eon unto eon!
WE are the ROD OF HIS STRENGTH.
The authority to trample upon the lies of the SERPENT SPIRIT AND TO HEAL THE POISONOUS STING OF THE SCORPIONS has been given to us.
We go forth FEARING NOTHING
For NOTHING SHALL BY ANY MEANS HURT US.
ALLLLLL AUTHORITY IN THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US INSIDE OF JESUS….AND WE SHALL REIGN WITH HIM….
Reign? Yes–over powers and principalities and rulers of the darkness of this age.
We shall set prisoners free and execute kings into the ONE DEATH OF CHRIST.
What! You mean crucify people??
Not literally — but yes!! They shall fall before the Lord Jesus asking for mercy and finding grace to help them in their time of need.
For they are trapped by the Serpent and his poisonous scorpions into doing the will of the enemy.
He has used their ambition and pride to ‘make something of themselves’ separate from Jesus inside them….and in following their chosen ambition they have become hardened enemies of God and mankind. They have become like their father the Devil – a liar and a murderer from the beginning.
But God is able to set them free if they will FALL UPON THE ROCK and be broken before Him they will find mercy and grace.
But if they resist the ROCK SHALL FALL UPON THEM and grind them to powder.
Either way God shall win them to Himself.