Don’t be ashamed of the Gospel…it is the “power of God” to each and every Believer! This power gives us authority over all satanic power: every type of oppression, sickness, disease, poverty, lack, mental instability, family disturbances, and so on!
Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.—Luke 10:19 (Amp)
Look at what it says; “…over all the power that the enemy [possesses];” When Adam sinned, he gave his authority over this world to satan, but Jesus took that authority back forever—never to be lost again—and gave it to the Believer so we can rule and reign in this life as kings!
For if because of one man’s trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive [God’s] overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with Himself] reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).—Romans 5:17 (Amp)
Death reigned over this world and mankind within it because of Adam’s sin. Just take a glimpse at the Garden of Eden prior to the fall of mankind; there was no death, sickness, or lack, before sin and that was the way God intended it to be forever. However, Adam bought into the lie of satan who had already lost his place, (that’s for another time). Due to Adam’s disobedience, mankind and the earth fell under the curse of death.
Have you ever wondered why the people of old lived so long? They did not know how to die! Man was never intended to die. Although the curse was in the earth, it took time for the whole earth to experience the full effect of it. Now the curse is on auto-pilot; death and disease is running rampant, poverty and lack is everywhere, natural disasters abound, people have lost their minds, (literally and figuratively)…BUT GOD did not leave us without hope!
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.—Romans 5:8 (KJV)
Only a loving God would return such a gift after it was literally handed-over to an enemy. Once He got it back, He could have kept it to Himself but He didn’t. However, God did not leave it to chance for man to do the right thing. This time He showed His love in a way that it would stand for all eternity. Knowing the debt of sin had to be paid, God allowed Jesus to sacrifice His life so we could live in the way He intended us to from the beginning—in full authority. God did not require us to get ourselves together first; He paid the debt ahead of time and wiped the slate clean, once and for all!
This is why we can, through faith, enjoy the benefits of being His sons without fear, guilt and shame! We have been grafted into the family of God and we belong there! Like the prodigal son, once we turn our mind and heart towards the Father, we will find ourselves in full fellowship and positioning of sonship and enjoy all the benefits of such.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.—Matthew 16:19 (Amplified)
God has given us the authority to act on His behalf in this earth. He has given us the “keys to the kingdom of heaven” and the authority to use His authority here on earth. Keys represent authority. Anyone who has the keys to anything is understood to have the authority or right to go in or out or use it as his authority dictates. Well, our Father declared that this authority will allow us to bind and loose with heaven’s support.
In other words, whatever has been stated out of line with God’s Will, we have the authority to declare it to be out-of-order or unlawful here on earth and the other way around as well. We discover the Will of God in His Word. Sickness, disease, poverty, and lack, is unlawful in God’s eyes because He did not intend us to ever experience it.
Therefore, declare it to be so in your life as well! You can do it—if you have received the free grace of salvation. Do not allow the enemy to steal anything else from you any longer. Take authority over your health, your finances, your marriage, your family, your community, and so on! We have been given the authority and God intends us to use it daily until our lives are a reflection of heaven on earth!
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