Our Authority On Earth

You and I are living in the most intense human history. It’s no time to cower in fear or even to allow darkness and evil to prevail – It’s a time who use the authority God has given us.

In Jesus told us, Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, Luke 10:19 Jesus told us, behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shake by any means hurt you.

I’ve known about my authority in Christ for a while- I just don’t always remember to use it. Has that happened to you? Sometimes I just allow thing to go on that shouldn’t, instead of using the authority that Jesus gave me.

I believe there 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 I policeman stepped out in front of a rapid and hold up his hand to stop it, he’s not stopping the cars and trucks with his own brute strength – he’s stopping them with the delegated authority that comes from wearing the uniform. He’s backed by the law.

That for the authority you have in Christ. You’re not stopping the fourth of darkness, sickness, fear, evil, or lack with your own strength – you’re stopping them with the delegated authority given to you by God in Christ, You’re backed by all the power of God.

It Belongs To Us

The Bible says that you are the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27). Jesus is the Head, and we are the Body – and he is authority is perpetuated through the body. When Jesus rose from the dead, he transferred his authority on earth to His Body, the Church. In God’s mind, when Christ was raised, we were raised.

Ephesians 2:6 says 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 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 Ephesians 2:6, the verses that say we are seating with God in Christ. I encourage you to meditate on those until you fully understand 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 my body in Jesus name according to 1 Peter 2:24 The authority is in the name.- by His stripes I am healed!’ The authority is in the name.

It’s like the policeman using his uniform as the authority to stop cars and trucks after an accident. It’s the same in the spirit realm, except that the name of Jesus is the highest and carries more weight than any other 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 at the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour, they said, “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 belongs to us – using the Name of Jesus is how we use it.

I remember a time when there was a serious drought season where I lived. All the churches gathered to meet and pray for rain. We stood in a circle at the local park and prayed. Every denomination. When we finish praying, as we were walking to our cars it began raining. We use our authority in Christ to bring rain.

I often wonder if the so called leaders know the power and authority believers have, and that is why they are trying to stop us from gathering and praying in Jesus Name. Maybe it’s time that all believers all around the world learn about their authority in Christ Jesus.

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