Don't make the mistake of believing that promises like the one from Jesus below are locked in the past, only true for the twelve men who followed him when he walked this earth. He has washed you with the water of his word, he has given to you his authoritative word, he has placed in you his Spirit. Now go. Enter your day, your tasks, your community, your world - with power and authority! - to beat back the darkness, and proclaim and usher in the kingdom of God.
One day Jesus called together his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases. Then he sent them out to tell everyone about the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
Luke 9:1-2, New Living Translation