Tuesday, April 07 2020
THE PRAYER OF APPROPRIATION
But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. Hebrews 10:12
As the nail pierced His feet and the blood flowed out, the powers of darkness were made His footstool forever! In Genesis 3:15 God said to the devil, "He (Jesus) will bruise (crush) your head and you shall bruise His heel."
Stripped of his power and totally defeated, the devil was reduced to a common footstool for the feet of Jesus and for us who serve Him! When the disciples came back whom Jesus had sent out to minister, they rejoiced that the demons were subject to them and Jesus said to them, "Behold I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy!" That pretty well says it, we are to put the powers of darkness who have no power under our feet!
Jesus paid the ultimate price by taking our sin to the cross and totally defeating our enemies by the blood He shed from the nail in is His feet! So, is the devil speaking to you being where he doesn't belong, whispering his schemes in your ear or is he silenced being under your feet?
And you being dead in your trespasses and the un-circumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:13-15
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
PRAYER OF APPROPRIATION: Heavenly Father we receive the blood shed from the Savior's feet to cleanse us from the debt of the law of commandments and from all of our trespasses that we committed against You! Please forgive us and empower us to overcome the powers of darkness and put them under our feet! In Jesus name, Amen!