There is a marvelous bit of verse in Luke 10 that we ought to mark in our Bibles in gold or any other way that will make it stand out. Luk_10:19 runs like this, and it is tremendous, "I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy." In my Master's Name I want to speak to every reader personally, and ask you to think of the field where you are serving, and ask you to think of the loved ones you would win for Jesus Christ. And, in His Name, I repeat His words to you: "I, Jesus, have given you authority over all the power of the enemy."
Now use your authority. Have you been doing it? Step in where He leads you.
"Every place where the sole of you foot shall tread upon that have I given you."
Let us take what the Master has won. Ask means taking; it doesn't mean pleading with God. He is far more eager than we are. It means that in the Name of Jesus Christ, the bloodstained, the sin-scarred, the Calvary-torn Jesus Christ, in His Name taking what He has won back. He gave us the right to use His Name, and we ought to appropriate and take in His Name, house after house, and square foot of ground after square foot of ground, and man after man, to take these from the enemy in Christ's great Name.
Do you remember, that in the Lord's prayer, the Master taught us to say
"deliver us from evil" — this is the old King James Version. The better reading makes that personal — not "from evil," but, as in the revisions, "from the evil one." And that word "deliver" — the word underneath our English word "deliver," is a picture word. The word "rescue" would be a perfectly accurate translation. "Rescue us from the evil one." That is what we are to do in Christ Is Name.