Use Your Authority in 2018
Genesis 2:15 God took the Man and set him down in the Garden of Eden to work the ground and keep it in order.
Romans 5:18 (NLT) 18 Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone.
Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV) 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 GO ye therefore, and teach all nations, [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
· Jesus gave us His authority when He said “GO”
Mark 16:15-20 (NKJV) 15 And He said to them,“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Ephesians 2:5-10 (NKJV) 5 even when we were dead In trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we shouldwalkin them.
Exactly where is the seat?
Ephesians 1:20-23 (mes) God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. 23 which is His body, the fullness of him.
I Peter 2:9-10 (MSG) 9-10 But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work,chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day the difference he made in you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.
· We have His authority
Matthew 17:14-21(KJV) 14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Isaiah 58:6 (NKJV) 6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
James 4:7-8 (AMPC) 7 (Submit to God) or be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.8 Come close to God and He will come close to you. [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [realize that you have been disloyal] wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts [of your spiritual adultery].