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For the week of July 16, 2018 Use Your Authority

If you’ve ever felt that life was knocking you around like a ping pong ball, the helplessness and frustration accompanying that mindset were almost unbearable. Because of what Jesus did, however, we don’t have to meekly settle for anything less than what God wants for us. As Christians, we’ve been given the ability to get results, and we’re authorized to shut down Satan when he throws adversity at us. We have the power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing can hurt us.

We’re able to tap into this amazing power when we realize the level of authority we have, and we’re willing to use it. The key here is using our authority, not just tolerating things. Jesus gave His disciples power to cast out unclean spirits and heal all manner of sickness and disease, and that authority also extends to us by faith. We have power over demonic influences and anything that contradicts the Word of God.

We have the right to peace, joy, good health, prosperity, victory, financial stability, and many other good things. To receive them, we must first seek the kingdom of God, and all those things will be added to us. Seeking the kingdom involves seeking out the laws that govern the kingdom; enforcing those laws brings the promises to pass. Studying the Word reveals the specifics of what we can expect.

God wants to bless us, and obeying heaven’s spiritual laws positions us for the blessings. We can choose to either put up with situations, or stand on our authority and take control. God has set before us life and death, blessing and curses, and He tells us to choose life.

We can have a life filled with an abundance of good things. Jesus died to give us all those good things, even when we think we don’t deserve them. Such is the nature of grace for believers.

Prayer:

Lord, Your Son saw fit to give us all the power and authority You gave Him. He did this so that we could have the same victorious life He has. Thank You for giving us the faith to stand in our supernatural authority. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scriptures:

  • Luke 10:18-20
  • Matthew 10:1
  • Matthew 6:33
  • Deuteronomy 30:15, 19
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