by Ernest Easley

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How to Think Like God - Pt. I (8 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 2.6-16

Now from the book of 1 Corinthians , we’re learning these days about …

Living Under Kingdom Authority.

Don’t think for a second that being under authority is a bad thing; it’s a good thing! It is a great thing! In fact, it is a godly thing! Jesus himself was under authority! And because He was under authority, He had authority. Remember this, before you can have authority you must first be under authority.

Being under authority GIVES YOU authority! Do you have that down? Then listen to the words that Jesus has for you today in Luke 10.19, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” As we live under His authority, we have authority “over all the power of the enemy.” As we live out from under His authority, we forfeit our God-given authority “over all the power of the enemy.” And that’s where many of the members were living at the church at Corinth leaving them living in defeat to ungodly things.

And I’ll tell you something else: that’s where many members of our fellowship are living today: out from under His authority, living in defeat to ungodly things.

Rather than having the spirits subject to us, we’re living subject to the spirits! Rather than being “more than conquerors,” we’re being “less than conquerors,” being less, living less than God saved us to be!

It’s impossible to live “godly in Christ Jesus,” while living out from under Kingdom Authority. No wonder the Christian life is such a struggle for you! No wonder you give into temptation so easily. No wonder you have to drag yourself here on Sundays to worship. No wonder you continue living in defeat to ungodly things! Where is the victory? Where is the joy? Where is strength needed for pulling down strongholds? I’ll tell you were it ...

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