OUR GOD GIVEN AUTHORITY
As born-again believers let us examine God’s Word about our God given authority in the Name of Jesus Christ over the works of the enemy. We have only one enemy – the devil.
Ephesians 1: 17-23 shows us how, by the mighty power of God, Christ has been raised from the dead and is seated at the Right Hand of God, far above all principalities and powers and might and dominion and every name that is named not only in this world but also in that which is to come. All things have been put under His Feet and He is Head over all things to the Church that is His Body, the fullness of Him that fills all in all.
Ephesians 2: 1-10 shows us as believers in the Body of Christ our position in Christ. We who were dead in sins have been quickened together with Christ and saved us by His grace.
We have been buried with Christ and raised up together with Christ and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus to show the exceeding riches of His grace through Christ in all the ages.
This means that by faith we are seated with Christ in heavenly places at God’s Right Hand – the place of all power that has been given to Him. Since all things are put under His Feet – all things are under our feet. The feet are not attached to the Head but to the body. As the Body of Christ we are to carry out His will and fulfill His purposes on earth for the glory of God. The Head depends upon the body to do His Father’s will with the power of the Holy Spirit
Jesus Christ was manifested in the flesh and by His suffering, His death and resurrection He destroyed the works of the devil (1 John 3: 8)
Jesus Christ took the keys of death and hell from the devil (Rev. 1: 18).
Jesus Christ has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into His Kingdom. (Colossians 1: 13, 14)
The power of the enemy over us has been broken and he has no right over us except what we allow him.
We have been accepted in the Beloved and we have been given authority over all the works of the devil. (Luke 10: 19)
The devil is an eternally defeated foe and in the Name of Jesus Christ we are commanded to cast out devils, preach and teach all that Christ has taught, heal the sick and set the captives free (Mathew 29:18-20 and Mark 16: 15-20).
Christ cannot do this for He is now seated at the Father’s Right Hand bodily and He is the Head of the church. We are His Body in this world to do His Father’s will in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit cannot to this for us for He has no Body but we must do the works through the Holy spirit given to us to achieve God’s will in this world.
We are to reign in life by the grace of God and the gift of righteousness through Jesus Christ.
We are His blood covenant people and stand on redemption ground (Ephesians 1: 7)
We have authority over all evil spirits in the Name of Jesus Christ (Mark 16: 15-18)
We have been given an armor to clothe and protect ourselves (Ephesians 6: 10- 18)
We are told to submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee. (James 4: 17)
We are told to give no place to the devil (Ephesians 4: 27)
We have spiritual weapons to pull down strongholds and barriers placed by the enemy.
(2 Cor. 10: 1-6 and Ephesians 2: 10- 16)
We overcome the enemy through the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony (Rev. 12: 11)
Therefore let us exercise our God given authority and advance the purposes of God for us, for our family for our fellowship, for our territory and our Nation.
Believe God’s Word and act on it and grow in the knowledge of God and be full of Holy Ghost power.
In the Name of Jesus Christ bring to naught the works of darkness wherever he is at work.
Hear the words of our risen and glorified Christ to John, the Apostle on the Isle of Patmos,
FEAR NOT; I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST. I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE, AMEN; AND HAVE THE KEYS OF HELL AND OF DEATH. Rev. 1: 17-18
JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE AND HE IS LORD!!
Hear the Lord now, say to you-
“Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and be baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover!”
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into heaven and sat down on the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word with signs following! Mark 16: 15- 20
He wants us to GO INTO ALL THE WORLD and now we could do that through the Internet/computers touching lives in many places in the world with THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM.
Let us also be aware that there is another GOSPEL being preached that is bloodless and so it has no power to set the captives free from the enemy’s power! It is a social gospel.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son was shed to deliver us from the devil’s dominion over us! Glory to God! (Col.1: 13, 14; 1 John 3: 8; Ps.107: 2; Rev.5:9
Beloved brothers and sisters let us go in this God-given authority, through the Name of Jesus Christ and heal the sick and set the captives free from the enemy and bring them from the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of God.