“Do You Use Your Authority?”

God has given us authority.

Eph 6:10-13- Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers…..therefore put on every piece of
God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.

Sometimes we deal in situations where we arent wrestling against people, but against evil spirits. Not everytime, but there are times when this happens.

-We must choose to be on God’s side.

1. There are no free agents in God’s army.

Josh 5:13-14- Joshua asked the Angel of God if He was for them or against them. The Angel said “neither”..

God was asked a multiple choice question in this verse as to whose side He was on. God answered neither because He refused to affiliate with any human side. He was saying that HE WAS the side.

2. There is no neutrality. Matt 12:30- anyone who isn’t with Me is against me.

Rev 3:15-16- because you are neither hot nor cold, I will spew you from My mouth.

3. There is no duality- you can’t play both sides.

John 10:10- satan comes to kill, steal, and destroy. JESUS comes to give us an abundant life.

Col 2:13-15- we weee dead,l in sin, then God made us alive in Christ. ….in this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authority. He shamed them publicly by His victory on the cross.

Matt 16:17-18- Upon this rock, I will be build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.

So why is satan stealing from us? Because we allow it. When we get tired enough of it, then we will take a stand. How do we walk in authority?

-Submit to God’s authority.

JAMES 4:6-8 – resist the devil and he will flee.

-Recieve God’s grace.

Rev 12:10-11- they overcame by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of their testimony.

-Put Your faith in God’s power

John 16:23- whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

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