POWER COMES FROM TIME WITH HIM
"And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease." (Matthew 10:1, NKJV)
This verse of scripture gives us the account of Jesus calling His disciples, "to him" and giving them the power and authority to preach and teach the coming of the Kingdom of God. This verse is one of my favorites. It reminds and challenges me to always make it a priority to spend time with Jesus in prayer and study, for in doing so, I receive the "power and authority" to do what I have been called to do.
The power and authority over the forces of evil that would attack and attempt to destroy us, will only be given to those who spend time with Jesus. We must know that we cannot and will not have the power we so desperately need to win this spiritual fight, unless we make a conscious effort to spend time in prayer, scripture reading, study and worship.
Therefore, the question becomes, how much time do you spend with Him? Have you made your time with Him priority in your life? Do you know that only those who spend time with Him will be spiritually equipped to fight and win against the spiritual forces that attack us daily? Do not neglect your prayer and study time. Do not become so busy in your day that you do not take time to get with Jesus. Always remember, POWER COMES FROM TIME WITH HIM.