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Jesus tells the returned missioners not to be enthusiastic over mere power

17 Later the seventy came back full of joy. “Lord,” they said, “even evil spirits obey us when we use your name!”

18-20 “Yes,” returned Jesus, “I was watching and saw Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning! It is true that I have given you the power to tread on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the enemy’s power—there is nothing at all that can do you any harm. Yet it is not your power over evil spirits which should give such joy, but the fact that your names are written in Heaven.”

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