January 14, 2024
Placed on Purpose
Luke 10:1 NIV
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.
Luke 10:1 KJV
After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
In Genesis 10:
- 70 nations listed in the Masoretic Text (Hebrew and Aramaic Old Testament)
- 72 nations listed in the LXX (Greek Old Testament)
Deuteronomy 32:7-9 NIV
Remember the days of old;
consider the generations long past.
Ask your father and he will tell you,
your elders, and they will explain to you.
When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance,
when he divided all mankind,
he (the Most High) set up boundaries for the peoples
according to the number of the sons of Israel.
For the Lord's portion is his people,
Jacob his allotted inheritance.
Acts 17:24-28 NIV
"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
God did this so that they (you!) would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'
Luke 10:2 NIV
He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."
Jesus wants you to see yourself as sent by Him into your everyday life.
Luke 10:3-4 NIV
"Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road."
Luke 10:16 NIV
"Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me."
Luke 10:17 NIV
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."
Luke 10:18 NIV
He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven."
Luke 10:19-20 NIV
"I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
I saw satan fall like lightning.
I saw darkness run for cover.
But the miracle that I just can't get over,
My name is registered in heaven.
This is my testimony from death to life.
Cause grace rewrote my story, I'll testify!
By Jesus Christ, the Righteous,
This is my testimony!
- My Testimony, Song by Elevation Worship
Acts 17:27 NIV
God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.
Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.