Authority

Luke 10:19 Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. There is a certain call that brings Jesus to the scene. Without confirmation of authority, your task as a Christian may be much harder. Acts 19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?” Take courage and exercise the authority that you have received.

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Prophesy good things about your life.

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” If Ezekiel could speak to the mountains and they obeyed, if Joshua could speak and command the sun to stop and it obeyed, it means you can speak to your problems and see them disappear. Joshua 10:12 Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”

We have been given authority over everything under earth. If everything within us can worship the Lord, it means every part of our body can listen and hear. Ezekiel 37:4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!

Speak good things about your life, command your problems and reject them.

Knowing how to apply the power sets man and woman of God apart.

Mark 9:23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

We have been given authority but we fail because of the application. The Holy Spirit must train us to use the power.
Matthew 14:29-31 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Pray that you manifest sonship. Jesus was not testing Peter but demonstrated what causes us to fail as children of God.
John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

The earth belong to Him and all that is within it.

We have been given dominion in this earth but limiting ourselves.

Joshua 10:12 Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”

How are you exercising your dominion today?

All authority is from God.

Differentiate between MR Zuma and President Zuma. Romans 13:1-2 Submit to Government Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.

Let’s learn from King David when he resisted a thought from a friend that he must attack Saul who was in authority. 1 Samuel 26:8-9 Then Abishai said to David, “God has delivered your enemy into your hand this day. Now therefore, please, let me strike him at once with the spear, right to the earth; and I will not have to strike him a second time!” But David said to Abishai, “Do not destroy him; for who can stretch out his hand against the LORD’s anointed, and be guiltless?”

Was Saul a good leader? Yet God appointed him to lead.

There is no success in anything you do without authority.

Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.Jesus in His status, received anointing to carry out his assignment. Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. The authority you received, is for you to do good for others.Matthew 10:1 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.

Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

Understand the authority of the one you are following.

Matthew 8:7-9 Jesus said, “I will come and heal him.” But the officer said, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it.”

What is your mountain today that keep you awake at night? Allow His authority to rule over it, hand it to Him. When you are tired of your situation, he’ll come through for you. Matthew 8:25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”