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Sanctified! (3 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 1.1-9
As you are turning to the New Testament book of 1 Corinthians, listen to what God tells us 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.'
Jesus came into your life making you an overcomer not for you to be over come! And listen to what Jesus has to say to you today from Luke 10.19, 'Behold, I give you AUTHORITY to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.'
It's not a self-imposed or self-generated authority, it's a God-given authority that's been given to you! As a child of God, He has given you AUTHORITY to do what? 'to trample on serpents and scorpions ..' The Bible describes our enemy as 'a lion seeking whom he may devour,' and here as a 'serpent' or snake and a 'scorpion.'
I don't like spiders or snakes or scorpions. I have encountered them all over the years. I've been stung by scorpions and scared by snakes and together they poison and sting and that's what our enemy does: He poisons the minds of men and imparts the sting of death.
Now look up here: as a child of God, you now have 'AUTHORITY to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.' Your authority not only tramples, it trumps the power of the enemy!
Now let me ask you a question: did the members of the church at Corinth have Kingdom Authority 'over all the power of the enemy?' Yes! Then why were so many of them suffering defeat to ungodly things? For the same reason we do: they were no longer living under Kingdom Authority.
-They were no longer under the Word of God.
-They were no longer loving and living and obeying the Wo ...
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