I have given you power … that is greater than the enemy has. Luke 10:19
Many players appear on the stage of Gethsemane. Judas and his betrayal. Peter and his sword… The soldiers and their weapons. And though these are crucial, they aren't instrumental. The encounter is not between Jesus and the soldiers; it is between God and Satan. Satan dares to enter yet another garden, but God stands and Satan hasn't a prayer…
Satan falls in the presence of Christ. One word from his lips, and the finest army in the world collapsed.
Satan is silent in the proclamation of Christ. Not once did the enemy speak without Jesus' invitation. Before Christ, Satan has nothing to say.
Satan is powerless against the protection of Christ…
When Jesus says he will keep you safe, he means it. Hell will have to get through him to get to you. Jesus is able to protect you. When he says he will get you home, he will get you home.
A Gentle Thunder (Max Lucado)