March 3, 2014 Posted by admin in Books, Power

Embrace Your Spiritual Authority

Embrace Your Spiritual Authority

Today's blog is an excerpt from Revelation Unplugged.

Luke 10:17-20(KJV) – And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 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. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

The Word of God is the foundation of your life so it has to be the foundation of your ministry. These words from Jesus are very encouraging for even the most “battle-weary” soldier of The Cross. You don’t have to wonder about your ability to face challenges because the same power available to the seventy ministers can be yours by faith. God is not a respecter of persons so He would not enable some of His ministers to do the task and leave the rest helpless.

2 Corinthians 5:17(KJV) - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

The first thing the seventy ministers did when they returned to Jesus was testify. With gladness, they informed Him of the authority they clearly exhibited through the use of His name. For instance, the devils were under their control and they had to tell Jesus about it. However, Jesus was not surprised because He was there when the devil was kicked out of heaven for disrespecting God. He understood how powerless Satan was compared to Him. Any man operating in His name has that same power over serpents, scorpions and over all the power of the enemy.

These serpents and scorpions can be spiritual or physical because wherever the power of the enemy exists, the name of Jesus is greater. However, even though we agree that the seventy ministers were invincible according to Jesus, what about us? Is it possible for us to be oblivious to the hurtful attacks of the enemy?

John 14:12-18(KJV) - Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

The Holy Ghost provides access to the power that Jesus operated in. He was sent to earth when Jesus left. Therefore, everything the seventy ministers could do in the name of Jesus we can also do in the name of Jesus. They had Jesus physically present but we have the Holy Ghost spiritually present. There is nothing that they could do that we cannot do. I know it may be hard to believe but you have to make a choice. You either believe the words of Jesus or you do not.

He said that we can do more than He did and I believe it because He said it. I don’t care how impossible it sounds to call people back to life from the dead, but I believe that I can do it because I have the Holy Ghost. I don’t care how impossible it sounds to cause food to multiply but if Jesus did it I can do it. I can heal the sick in the name of Jesus. I can call money out of the mouth of a fish in the name of Jesus. Nothing is impossible to me because I believe in Jesus. What about you?

John 14:26(KJV) - But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Acts 1:8(KJV) - But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

The power of the Holy Ghost is the power that Jesus operated in. Any man in Christ is a new creature. According to Ephesians 1:13-14, he receives the Holy Spirit within him as soon as he receives the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as his salvation from the curse of sin and death. Therefore, as a minister, you can walk with boldness. However, this does not come when the Holy Spirit is just within you. It only comes when He is upon you. That is a different level of power. The Holy Spirit within you breaks the curse of sin and death over your life and allows you to enter heaven. However, the Holy Spirit upon you allows you to operate in power and dominion on the earth as defined by God in Genesis 1:26-28.

Galatians 5:25(KJV) - If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

You have to yield your will to the Holy Spirit for Him to be on you. Until you give what is in your heart expression through your body, you may get to go to heaven but you will be ineffective for the Kingdom of God on the earth. When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, He gains control of your life. When that takes place, your ministry goes into a new dimension.

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