Punishing the enemy

Saturday morning, I had the French children's song "Alouetta" in my head. It is a song about a lark being prepared to be cooked. The lyrics keep adding to the list of the bird's body parts that must be plucked of feathers and other things.

The Lark is symbolic of ascension or exaltation.

The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name." He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. Luke 10:17-19

In this passage, Jesus is not reflecting on how he was there back when originally Satan fell. Some people teach this, but it's not correct. They way that the Greek grammar is written, Jesus is saying that while the seventy-two were casting out demons, he pervieved or beheld Satan falling.

Imagine that if God allows you to take out a demonic entity, that God then also uses you and perhaps anyone who gets set free, to punish it.