One day, Jesus called his twelve disciples together. He was about to send them into the world to minister, teach, heal, and deliver in His name. He gave them power and authority to drive out demons and to cure diseases. He instructed them to depend upon Him completely, even to the point of not taking a staff or a bag of money, or extra clothing. As they went in the power of the Lord, the sick were healed and the transforming power of the Gospel took hold in people’s lives. This illustrates an important truth for us today, which is to trust in Jesus and Him alone.
(Luke 9:1-6) 1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, 2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3 He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. 5 If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” 6 So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere.