Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.
2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Matthew 10:1-2
Within this initial group of disciples were two sets of brothers, a tax collector, and someone who would eventually betray Jesus. He chose them to teach them, mentor them, and send them out to change the world.
They didn’t have standing in the world.
They probably didn’t have a lot of education.
They may not have even known what they were getting themselves into. In fact, I’m sure they didn’t know.
But He chose them and gave them authority. When the Son of God gives you authority to do something, it’s probably a pretty big deal!
As sons and daughters of God, He has given us authority in the spiritual world as well.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand…Ephesians 6:11-13