“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.–Luke 10:19
Since the first movie was released in 1996, The Mission Impossible films have been Paramount Pictures’ most successful ventures, grossing over 2 billion dollars at the box office worldwide. The movie keeps its audience on the edge of their seat, as the lead character, secret agent Ethan Hunt played by Tom Cruise goes on perilous missions against identified enemies, equipped with fancy gadgets and commando skills. And who doesn’t love the Mission Impossible theme song?
Believers are God’s agents, chosen as part of a His special force to carry out a mission that will require facing obstacles, perils and even risking our lives. In Luke 10, Jesus appoints and sends out 72 workers to proclaim the Kingdom of God. “ Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.” (Luke 10:3).
God commissions us to preach the Gospel, equipped with the instructions of His Word, and empowered with the full authority of the Holy Spirit. Yes, we have an adversary, the devil, who opposes us every step of the way but we do not need to fear; the call of God comes with a fully backed assurance of His provision, His protection and His presence. (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-20).