"All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on earth." Matthew 28:18
In our fellowship the other night a friend preached and brought up a question about authority. He asked one of our men if his boss gave him the authority to hire and fire would he have to go back and ask him again when the time came to carry out what he was already given authority to do? He said, "No!" So it is with our God given authority to act upon His word, we don't have to ask, it has been given!
Power of attorney gives us the authority to act in the name of Jesus and use the authority that He has given us. All authority in Heaven and earth has been given to the Lord Jesus Christ, and in turn, He has given that same authority to us. The body of the Lord Jesus Christ has been given everything that pertains to life and godliness. Pertaining to life, all our needs are provided, sickness and disease healed, deliverance from the bondage of sin and strongholds broken by the anointing are also given to us! Pertaining to godliness, we have the divine nature and character of God, the gifts of His Spirit and the revelation of His word. We have been made complete in Him!
Jesus gave us the authority over all the powers of darkness, the divine weapons of spiritual warfare and the discerning of spirits to use in our battle with the enemy. No weapon formed against the church of the Lord Jesus Christ will prosper and even the gates of Hell shall not prevail against us!
"And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in Heaven." Matthew 16:19
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin