Under Your Feet: Acts 2:34-35 > “The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thy foes thy footstool.”
Even though Satan lost all his authority on this ezrth the day Jesus rose from the dead, for the past 2000 years he’s been running around as a spiritual outlaw – continuing to kill, steal from and destroy all who will let him. But, you know, he’s not going to be able to do that much longer. There’s coming a day when he’s going to be put out of business completely. There’s coming a day when the evil he’s done here on earth will be put totally underfoot by the power of God.
Most believers know that’s true. They’ve shouted and rejoiced over it – but they haven’t really understood how it’s going to happen. They haven’t realized that they are the foot that’s going to trample down the works of the devil!
Jesus is the Head of the Church. You and I are the feet. We are the ones are going to take His authority and power and stomp on sin and sickness and every other demonic thing in this earth. We are the ones God is going to use, as Acts 2:35 says, to make Jesus’ enemies His footstool.
That’s what Jesus was telling us when He said, “Go ye into all the nations, and preach the gospel to all the world and cast out the devil, we can lay hands on the sick” (Mark 16:15-18). He was saying, “Go ye and be My foot.” He was saying, “All power and authority has been given unto Me, both in heaven and in earth. Therefore, you take it and use it to put the devil under.”
But instead of obeying Him, we’ve waited around wondering when God was going to do something about this mess here on earth. We’ve sat wondering why it’s taking so long for Jesus to come back. We’re the reason it’s taking so long! Jesus is waiting on you and me. He’s waiting on us to drop our silly doctrinal differences and get busy doing what God said we would do. The Bible says that one can put a thousand to flight and two can put 10,000 to flight. Every time we get together, we increase our strength astronomically. If we’d just get together and figure out how we are, if we’d realize that we’re the feet of Jesus, we could kick Satan out of earth’s affairs with ease.
Do you want to hasten Jesus’ return? Then quit sitting around staring at the clouds! Start stomping around in the spirit. Start putting the works of the serpent under your feet and we can wrap this thing up and go home to glory real soon! Read Scripture: Genesis 3:1-14
Live Like Jesus: Philippines 2:7 – “But [Christ Jesus] made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.” The truth of this verse hasn’t really dawned on most people. They mistakenly think that Jesus was able to work wonders, to perform miracles, and to live above sin because He had divine powers that we don’t have. Thus, they have never really aspired to live like He lived.
“Oh my,” they said with great humility, “I could live like Jesus did. After all, He had an advantage. He was God!”
They don’t realize that when Jesus came to earth, He voluntarily gave up that advantage, living His life here not as God but as a man. He had no innate supernatural powers. He no ability to perform miracles until after He was appointed by the Holy Spirit as recorded in Luke 3:22. He worked wonders, not by His own power but by the power ofvthe Father saying, “The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works” (John 14:10).
And when He prayee, He prayed not as a divine One who had authority as God, but as a man who walked obediently with God. And, as Hebrews 5:7 says, His paryers were heard not because of His deity, but “because of His reverence toward God” (The Amplified Bible).
Jesus, the divine Son of God, set aside the privileges and powers of deity for a time and lived as a man on earth. Once you grasp that, it will absolutely thrill your soul! Why? Because it means that you, as a reborn child of God, filled woith the same Holy Spirit as Jesus was, have the same opportunity to live as He lived on earth. In fact, that is exactly what He intends. In John 17:18 – He said to the Father, “Just as You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world” (The Amplified Bible).
Jesus has sent you into the world to live as He lived. Through the new birth, He’s enabled you to exchange the sinful nature of Adam for the sinless nature of God. HE’S given you the ability and the command to live above sin, to live in fellowship with the Father, to preach the Gospel, to heal the sick, to raise the dead, to cast out demons and to make disciples. Once you realize that, you’ll throw off the shackles of doubt that have held you back. You’ll begin to live as Jesus meant for you to live – not as a sin-ridden son of the fallen man, but as a reborn child of the Most High God. Then those around you will actually begin to see Jesus – in you. Read Scripture 1 John 3:1-8