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Rejoice in the Lord

Luke 10:17–20 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.  Sometimes our joy can be misplaced. Our joy can even be on good things that shouldn’t be the focus of what makes us feel happy. The disciples of Jesus were astounded and excited about having power over the devils through the name of Jesus. While it was good that they did give glory to the name of the Lord Jesus, even He said the power to cast out devils isn’t the thing to rejoice about. Likewise, God tells us not to rejoice when our enemies stumble.  Proverbs 24:17–18 "Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, An

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