Living Under Kingdom Authority (1 of 40) by Ernest Easley

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Living Under Kingdom Authority (1 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Luke 7.1-10

When it comes to your spiritual life, would you say that you find yourself more often on the defense or on the offense? You may feel like the cat who had his tail stepped on so many times that when anyone came into the room, he would just turn around, stick out his tail, and wait for it to be stepped on.

Like that cat you may have programmed yourself for defeat.

Learn this today: God didn't save you simply to survive, but to thrive! That's what we read in 1 John 5.4-5, 'For whatever is born of God (anybody here born of God?) OVERCOMES THE WORLD. And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?'

When you were born again, you were born to win! Listen to those words again from John: 'For whatever is born of God overcomes the world ' 'Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.' God saved us to become overcomers, not to be over come!

Still not convinced? Then listen to Romans 8.37, ' we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS through Him who loved us.' The Greek word that's translated here, 'MORE THAN CONQUERORS' (upernikomen): 'Super Nike, Super Victors.' This word was used to describe a lopsided victory, a rout!

With your salvation comes Kingdom Authority that equips you for victory over the world, over the flesh and over the devil. We are now 'more than conquerors.' 'For whatever is born of God OVERCOMES the world.'

So then why are so many believers losing the battle against unholy things? Why are so many saints suffering defeat to ungodly things?

We have an enemy that is warring against our welfare and happiness. An enemy who 'walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.' (1 Peter 5.8). He is seeking to destroy you and those you love.

Ephesians 6.12, 'For we ...


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