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Love, Liberty and Life - Pt. I (23 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 8
We are back in our study of 1 Corinthians today under the heading:
LIVING UNDER KINGDOM AUTHORITY
as we see what living under Kingdom Authority looks like knowing that we've been given authority over all the power of the enemy for living in victory.
That means you need not live any longer in defeat to ungodly things.
That means you need not live any longer in bondage to unholy things! Kingdom Authority is given to every saint, but not every saint is given to Kingdom Authority. Remember this principle: before you can be over, you must first be under.
To have authority OVER the Spirits and over all the power of the enemy, we must first be UNDER Kingdom Authority. And God is teaching us these days through the book of 1 Corinthians, what living UNDER Kingdom Authority looks like so that we can experience daily victory over the World, the Flesh and the Devil; a moment by moment victory that is ours in Christ.
Now before we begin reading in chapter 8, let me remind you that back in chapter 7.1 we read, ''Now concerning the things which you wrote me:'' Paul was living in Ephesus at the time and having started the church in Corinth, many of the church members still looked to him for spiritual guidance. So, they wrote him a letter, a letter that has since been lost, asking him some specific questions about living under Kingdom Authority.
In Chapter 7 he answers their questions about the married life and the single life and how both of them are gifts from God.
That brings us to chapter 8 where we find the Apostle Paul answering another question that dealt with an issue dividing the fellowship: should they eat meat that had been sacrificed to idols?
When our children were growing up, like in most homes, mealtime was often times a challenge. Among our three children, we had the Sleeper, the Helper and the Entertainer. I'll let ...
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