Luke 9:1 ... Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them POWER and AUTHORITY over all demons and to cure diseases.
How did Jesus give them this power over the devils and to cure diseases? These men weren't born again. They were His twelve disciples ... they believed in Him and they knew Him in a physical sense.
Jesus was annointed and He transferred some of that anointing over to them. This had never happened to them before!
Luke 9:6 ..."So they (the disciples) departed and went through the towns preaching the Gospel and healing everywhere." Preaching the Gospel is one of the anointings that Jesus had ... and He transferred it to the disciples.
Luke 10:17 ... Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your Name."
The seventy returned with joy to Jesus. They weren't born again, but they'd been given the authority to cast out demons and to heal diseases. They were filled with joy ... they were happy ... that even the devils were subject to them through His Name!
WE ought to get excited when we have victory in setting someone free! WE ought to be as excited as these seventy were! WE are anointed!
Remember that when the devil comes and whispers in your ear ... he is lying to you!
People lying in hospital beds have all been lied to! I'd like to see every hospital bed empty of its patients, because of our using the anointing that has been given to us ... because they are healed!
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler