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The Power of Kingdom Authority (2 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
God saved you to win! We read in 1 John 5.4-5, “For whatever is 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.”
You were saved to be an overcomer! You were saved to be “more than conquerors.” In Luke 10.19 we hear Jesus say, “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.”
That same Kingdom Authority now belongs to us! Along with our relationship with Christ, you and I have been given AUTHORITY “over ALL the power of the enemy, and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you.” Do you know what AUTHORITY means? It means the legal right to act. The centurion from Luke 7 understood AUTHORITY. He understood that he had to be first under authority in order for him to have authority.
Did Jesus have authority? Yes. He had authority for the same reason the centurion had authority. He was under the authority of the Father and the Father, in turn, committed Himself to Jesus. Jesus was over because He was totally under the Father and had been given authority.
A 275 lb defensive tackle is intimidating on the football field or off the football field. But do you know what? A little man in a stripped shirt half his size can blow a whistle and order him off the field. The striped shirt signals his authority, and the football player must recognize it and obey it, or he isn’t allowed in the game.
Jesus has given you a striped shirt and a whistle. You have Kingdom Authority over the power of our enemy and it’s time you and I start blowing our whistles!
It’s time we start living under Kingdom Authority giving us the much-needed authority over the world, the flesh and the devil. And the book we’re goi ...
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