By Al Collins
Most Christians have no idea that they have authority. The ones that do know that they have authority, have little idea of the expanse of their authority. In other words, they believe that they have limitations.
False doctrines and the devil make you believe that you have no authority. Most Christians think that the best they can do is to pray and ask God to fix something. And if He doesn’t, then it must be His will.
OK, quick study. God created mankind to have dominion (authority) over the Earth… “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image… let them have dominion… over all the earth” Genesis 1:26 (NKJV).
Then Adam and Eve and their descendants, lost this authority to satan through disobedience (sin) Genesis 3.
Then Jesus came. Jesus did not inherit sin (as He was conceived by the Holy Spirit Matthew 1:18) and so, He had all power and authority in His possession when He came to earth.
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Matthew 28:18
When Jesus died to willingly become our sacrifice for sin and death, He took back the power and authority from the devil over God’s people.
“… that through death He might destroy him who had the power (and authority) of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Hebrews 2: 14-15
The Holy Spirit “… raised Him (Jesus) from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion…” Ephesians 1: 20-21
So right now, Jesus is seated (positioned) as Father’s right hand (most honored position) in Heaven, “far above all principality and power and might and dominion…”, meaning with greater power and authority than all things on Earth (physical realm) and in the spirit realm.
So, where do we come in?
Jesus came and took back the authority from satan and gave it back to God’s people (those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior), not all mankind.
After Jesus’ resurrection, God’s Word tells us that satan still has power and authority on Earth.
Satan is called “the god [or ruler] of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). The Bible says in 1 John 5:19, “… the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one…” Ephesians 2:2 speaks of the evil “course of this world.”
We can certainly see this through all the evil that still takes place on Earth since Jesus left.
Those who repent and accept Jesus as their Savior move into a different spot.
What did you receive, when you received Jesus?
- You went from spiritual destruction (death) when you physically die to spiritual eternity in Heaven!
““Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” John 5: 24
- You are now a saint and part of God’s family!
“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” Ephesians 2:19
- You are a king and royal priest of God!
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood…”
1 Peter 2:9
“And have made us kings and priests to our God…” Revelation 5:10
- You are right now seated (have power and authority) in Heaven!
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” Ephesians 2:4-6
Where are the principalities and powers and rulers of darkness (including satan)? They are far below your feet!
But, if you don’t exercise your authority, how will you stop the enemy? For instance, If the judges, courts and cops on Earth don’t/won’t exercise their authority against criminals, what will happen? Same goes for Christians who don’t/won’t exercise their authority.
Right now, you are a saint, royal priest, ruler, citizen of heaven and in the family of God, with power and authority in the heavens (spirit realm) and Earth (physical realm)!
God is in you right now!
“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16
Take hold of your power and authority to rule and reign now, not only over your own life, but as God directs you, under His perfect will.
Jesus came here, taught us how to operate as a ruler (under Father’s will) …
“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” John 6:38
and then gave us the power and authority to do the same that He did… and greater!
““Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And 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.”
I was spending time with Father and He said, “This world has been corrupted by the enemy. Take up your sword against him and bring him down. He cannot withstand you, as you are gods with My power and authority (See Exodus 7:1; Psalm 82:6; John 10:34). You have armies with you. The Holy Spirit is with you. Bring down the hosts of the enemy. You are authorized to do so in My Son’s name. You cannot fail nor be defeated. Walk with Him (Jesus). Meet Him on the battlefield’s as He will direct you as He did with Joshua. Take down the principalities and powers of the enemy as they are weak against your hand. Walk forward in your ministry as there is much to do. The time is short. My Son is coming soon to relieve the world of satan and his tricks and death. A new world is coming. You are both (Rhoda and I) a part of this new world. You are part of My Kingdom now. Walk in this nobility that you received. Have no cares about no one nor anything. Have no concerns on your minds. I am your Father. No harm is coming to you. Enjoy the kingdom that you walk in. Embrace your position.”
Don’t let some false doctrine of man or demons cheat you out of your inheritance and destiny.
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you Father’s will, then act. Do your part and God will do His part!
Martin Raurela15 March 2017
Wow! Thanks Al for the teaching.
Bablofil16 March 2017
Thanks, great article.
Siegfried and Elizabeth Kiessling20 April 2017
Good truths. Thank you.
EBAKo NTOH MANYI Epse. TAMBE3 May 2017
Thank you Man of God.What a privilege we have as sons and daughters of the Almighty God.