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How to Deal with a Church Scandal - Pt. II (16 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 5
The more I learn about Living Under Kingdom Authority, the more I want to Live Under Kingdom Authority! Under His authority is where the power is! Power over all the power of the enemy!
Under His authority is where the victory is: Victory over the strongholds that keep us living in defeat to unholy things. You need to put it down big and bold: Jesus has given you, ''the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.'' (Luke 10.19) It's time to experience it! It's time to exercise it!
And if that's not enough good news, there is even better better news in the next verse, verse 20 where we hear Jesus say, ''Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.''
And I pray that you not only have power over the spirits, under His authority; but that you have the promise of heaven which tells me that it's possible to have a little bit of heaven here on earth.
As we continue our series of messages under the heading Living Under Kingdom Authority, turn with me to 1 Corinthians 5 as we pick up where we left off last time together where we discovered the church at Corinth had a real stink on their hands!
They remind me of the woman, a mother of eight, who came home from a neighbor's house one Saturday afternoon. As she walked into the house, she saw five of her youngest children huddled together, concentrating with intense interest on something.
As she slipped near them trying to discover what they were all looking at, she couldn't believe her eyes. Smack dab in the middle of the circle were several baby skunks. She screamed at the top of her voice, ''Children run!'' Each kid grabbed a skunk and ran!
Well, the church at Corinth had a sink on their hands and it involv ...
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