As Christians we don’t walk and operate within the natural realm anymore. We have been translated from a kingdom of darkness to a kingdom of light (Col 1:13), and with this comes supernatural protection. This was already partly discussed in a previous post – but tonight I want to refer to some other examples.
In Luke 10:19 we are told about this special protection:
“Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.”
Paul became a physical testimony to this, when he was bitten by a snake:
“Now Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and he was laying them on the fire when a viper crawled out because of the heat and fastened itself on his hand…Then [Paul simply] shook off the small creature into the fire and suffered no evil effects. However, they were waiting, expecting him to swell up or suddenly drop dead; but when they had watched him a long time and saw nothing fatal or harmful come to him, they changed their minds and kept saying over and over that he was a god.” Acts 28:3, 5-6
We don’t have to walk around fearing the next natural disaster or evil attack to befall us. We can walk around in confidence, knowing Who it is that protects us.
“You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.” Ps 91:13