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Thursday, November 19, 2009


Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
Luke 9:1

How do we define authority when used in the context of scripture? Is spiritual authority the same as that used in the world? Throughout the New Testament the term is used over 30 times to reference the point of God’s authority given to man through the Lord Jesus the Christ. Scripture indicates that word was “made flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14) the authority given to us by our Lord Jesus the Christ rest in the word of God present and available to us today. The book that adorns the coffee table or the rear console of the back seat of the car is our authority. It is the instrument God uses to manifest his glory.

Christians the power and authority that was transferred to the disciples in Luke 9:1 has the same substance today in each one of us disciplined in the faith of Jesus Christ. Each of us in our uniqueness has the foundation for that transfer of authority and power to manifest in every area of our lives. Notice the scripture makes clear that it is over” all devils” (Luke9:1). Those issues in our finances, behavior, relationships, faith, self control and the likes of are the devils he gave us authority over. Fathers when you become the priest and prophet over your home you take authority over the atmosphere that lives in it. Mothers when you speak love, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness in your children then and only then will they have authority over the places they frequent and the company they keep. To often we become insecure in our efforts because of our dependence on those God has placed in authority over us. Remember there is a transfer from them to you. When we believe then the power that accompanies that authority will manifest unto the glory of God. In order for us to alleviate sickness, diseases, poverty, crime, racism, oppression, hatred, and the likes of we have to become disciplined in the faith of the cross of Christ and understand it place in our lives. Without Him crucified it is to non effect (1Corinthinans 1:17).

As I close I leave this jewel to the thought of the power of words. The root of the term authority is author. It is defined as “an originator or creator, as of a theory or plan.” Its Latin origins define the term from the Latin auctor, "authorizer, responsible agent, originator, or maker." Until we incorporate this in the discipline of what we believe that Jesus Christ is the originator of our lives, then the revival we all are expecting will manifest to the glory of God. Amen.

Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
1Corinthians 15:24
His authority is written into the hearts of each of us. Only when
we believe can it be manifested into His glory.