When Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit, He received power to know how to wield the Word of God as a weapon against the wiles of the devil. He also received power to resist temptation; to resist transgressing against the commandments of God. That power was released when He spoke or voiced the Word of God to the devil outloud. He fled from Jesus.
We can follow His example and do the same. We do not have to cave under every temptation. The power is not in the strength of our flesh. But it is in us in the Holy Spirit, and in the word of God that the Holy Spirit leads us to speak.
Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of hosts. Zec 4:6
When Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit, He received understanding and authority to teach the Word of God.
He received power to walk through the midst of those who wanted to kill Him before the time, when the truth He taught from the Word of God was not well received by His audience.
He received power to command unclean spirits, and they obeyed Him. He did not say, “Lord, please let this demon be gone from this man.” He commanded it directly, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” Seven words. The Be quiet part is important, because they are full of lies and deceit, so shutting them up is a good thing.
When He wanted to heal Simon Peter’s mother in law, He did not ask God to heal the fever. He rebuked the fever directly, and immediately it left her.
But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.” Luk 4:43
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” Luk 4:18-19
In Isaiah the gospel that Jesus is preaching, is translated “good tidings.” That is what gospel means in Greek: good news or good tidings. The good news that Jesus was preaching, is that the kingdom of God is at hand. The good news is, that is God’s kingdom, diseases must depart in Jesus’ name. Devils must flee in Jesus’ name. The Word can be understood with accuracy in Jesus’ name. The good news is, in the kingdom of God, oppression, captivity, blindness, brokenheartedness, poverty, all has no place in Jesus’ name.
Where God is King, that is where His kingdom is. Where God is King, there is repentance of sin, and bearing fruit that befits repentance – obedience to His commands (Luk 3). We can live today where God is King! We can make Him the King of our hearts and our lives, beginning today!