Luke 10:19 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New TestamentOur Lord, finding that his seventy ambassadors had managed their former commission so well, he here enlarged it, adding there unto a promise of divine protection: Behold I give you power to tread on serpents, and nothing shall hurt you; as if Christ had said, "Go forth again in this armor of power, with which I have girt you, and I warrant you sword-free and shot-free; nothing shall by any means hurt you, neither strength nor stratagem shall overcome you. Neither the power, the presence, nor protection, of God, shall be wanting to any of Christ's ministers, or members, who go forth in his strength against the spiritual enemies of their salvation."
As we have a promise of power in this text to enable us to resist the devil, so we have a promise of success elsewhere upon our resisting him: Resist the devil and he will flee from you, Jam 4:7
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Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament
William Burkitt (1650 - 1703) was a Church of England clergyman, bible expositor, and devotional writer.
Volume 1: Matthew - John, was published in 1700.
Volume 2: Acts - Revelation was published 1703.