Probably others have seen this, but today in my reading of Luke 10, God led me to remember Revelation 9 in comparison. I wasn’t studying end times specifically, just in the Word with my quiet time. I love it when God reveals Scripture like that at most unexpected times! I wanted to share this with others, so:
He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.”
What first made me think of the passage in Revelation was actually the mention of scorpions, but Luke 10:18 in relation to Revelation 9:1 caught my eye as well.
Revelation 9:1-4 (The Fifth Trumpet):
Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
The passage in Luke 10 is an awesome promise to us as believers that WE WILL OVERCOME even the powers of the enemy, in whatever form they manifest, and that we will be protected by our Savior Jesus Christ during the end times! Definitely something to study more…
Link via BibleGateway: Luke 10:18-21/Revelation 9:1-5