Three Things You Need To Know About Your Authority In Christ.
You and I are living in the most interesting human history in time. It’s no time to cower in fear or even allow darkness and evil to prevail it’s a time to use the authority God has given us!
In Luke 10;19 Jesus told us, “Behold, I give you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Now, I’ve known about my authority in Christ for a while, but I just don’t always remember to use it! Has that happened to you? Sometimes I just allow things to go on that shouldn’t, instead of using the authority that Jesus gave me.
I believe that the are three things we must be aware of in order to use this authority Jesus has given us:
- We have to know what it is.
- We have to know that it belongs to us.
- We have to know how to use it.
What Authority Is
The authority that Jesus is talking about in Luke 10: 19 is not brute force power. It’s delegated power, much like a policeman possesses. When a policeman steps out in front of traffic and holds up his hand to stop it, he’s not stopping cars and trucks with his brute strength he’s stopping them with the delegated authority given to by God in Christ. You’re backed by all power of God.
That’s the authority you have in Christ. You’re not stopping the forces of darkness, sickness, fear, evil, or lack with your own strength your stopping them with the delegated authority given to you by God in Christ. Your backed by all the power of God.
How Amazing is that – God Almighty Himself is the power behind your authority! Ephesians 6:10 says, “Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might.” That means you can step out in front of the devil, hold up your hand and say no, backed by the power of God’s might.
It’s Belongs To Us
The Bible says that you are the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27). Jesus is the Head, we are the Body – and His authority is perpetuated through the Body. When Jesus rose from the dead, He transferred His authority to His Body, the church. In God’s mind, when Christ was raised, we were raised also.
Ephesians 2:6 says that God “raised us from. The dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.” Both the Head and the Body are seated there, next to God, in the place of power and authority. That means you are seated there! You are seated in the power position, and you are His heir (Romans 8:17). That means that everything that’s His – including His authority – now belongs to you.
How To Use It
The door to exercising your authority in Christ hinges on Ephesians 1:20 and 2:6, the verses say we are seated with God in Christ. I encourage you to meditate on those until you fully grasp the revelation that you are seated with Him, and you are the one He moves through.
Then when adversity arises, use your authority by speaking out what His Word says, using the Name of Jesus. For example you could say, “Sickness. I command you to leave by body in Jesus’s Name according to 1 Peter 2;24 – by His stripes I am healed!” The authority is in the name,
It’s like using the name of the president of a comply – that name can get things done. It’s the same in the spirit realm, except that the Name of Jesus is higher – carries more weight – than any other name (Philippians 2:9).
Think about that! When you use the Name of Jesus believing that you’re seated with Him at the right hand of God, you are backed by all the power in heaven! Every knee must bow to that name (Philippians 2:10).
Jesus made it very clear that His name is the key to all authority: “Whatever you ask in my name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it“ ( John 14:13-14).
In Acts 3 when Peter and John encountered a lame man at the Gate, they sat, “In the name of Jesus, rise up and walk and he did it wasn’t their own anointing or power that raised the man – it was the authority in the Name of Jesus. That same authority in the Name of Jesus. That same authority belongs to us – using the Name of Jesus is how we use it.
If everyone realized the authority we have in Christ and acted on it. we could change the world.
Maybe that’s why the world is trying to stop Christians from practicing our beliefs. We are powerful and have the authority to make the world a better place through Jesus Christ. We just need to realize it and act on it.