The Authority of The Believer
John 1:1 says, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God." Many people debate and argue about the soverignty of God versus the free will or authority of man. Understanding mans free will or authority begins with the foundational understanding that the Word of God is the only truth and it is the authority for our lives. When we reject the Word of God which is not only the "Bible" but Jesus Christ himself, we are rejecting truth and excerising our free will.
As believers when we base our lives upon the Word of God, both the Bible and Jesus Christ, is when we have authority as believers. So what is the authority we are given? Luke 10:19 says "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." We have been given ALL authority over the enemy. The enemy is person, place or thing that is against God. When we are living lives in obedience to the Word of God we have authority in the name of Jesus Christ to speak to any enemy and command the situation to change!
The power of life and death is in our mouth. We must exercise our authority as believers and when we do God will back up His Word and come into every situtation. Take time right now and speak to the enemies in the Name of Jesus Christ! Watch how God comes into your situation!
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