Do you hear the thrill in their reports to Jesus!
Why were they so excited?
They were amazed because they saw the power of Jesus work through them to change lives of people who were oppressed and possessed and spiritually lost! As they went out in obedience to their Lord and spoke His truth in love amazing changes happened!
I ask you, what could be better than that? What could bring more excitement than seeing the power of God work through your words and your actions?
In my six decades on the planet I have found nothing more thrilling than being used by God to change lives.
Very humbly and thankfully I can look back over my life and name names of people who have been changed because God used me to touch them with His transforming power. And even more thrilling is that God know uses them to change other lives!
If you have had that experience you will know what I am talking about. If not, you will be clueless. I hope you are not clueless.
Let me further emphasize the significance of being a life-changer by focusing on Jesus' exclamation, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven....." Wow! That sounds powerful. What does that mean?
There is a long and detailed answer to this question but allow me to summarize it this way.
It means the power of His Word!
"Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name!"
One of the reasons you can have your life changed is because of the power of His Word. Once your life has been changed by His Word the power and authority of His Word begins to operate in your life to help you become a life-changer!
Jesus was thrilled to see the power of His Word spoken from the mouth of His people!
It means the power of His Will!
These disciples had been sent out according to the will of their Lord. When they went out to do God's will with the Word of God in their mouths, lives were changed!
Jesus was thrilled to see the power of His Word spoken by people according to His will!
It means the power of His World!
God's world is His spiritual kingdom. When He saw "satan fall" He saw His kingdom rise. That is the essence of spiritual warfare. Spiritual warfare is the conflict between two spiritual kingdoms - the kingdom of righteousness versus the kingdom of evil. This is the basic conflict of this world during this age.
Jesus was thrilled to see the Kingdom of God rise through the power of his Word as it was ministered by His people serving according to His will!
Thrilling stuff, isn't it!?