by Ernest Easley

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Growing Older, But Not Growing Up - Pt. I (10 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 3.1-15

We are learning these days from the book of 1 Corinthians what it means to live under Kingdom Authority. For under Kingdom Authority we are “more than conquerors.” Out from under Kingdom Authority we are “less than conquerors.” It’s when we are under Kingdom Authority that every demonic and destructive spirit is beneath us. It’s when we are out from under Kingdom Authority that we are subject every demonic and destructive spirit.

Listen again to what Jesus has given us according to Luke 10.19, “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.”

And yet, we succumb to strongholds that hold us in bondage and we live in defeat to ungodly things. I sometime wonder when God looks upon us living defeated lives rather than victorious lives, what He sees and thinks.

There was a 54 year old woman who had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience. Seeing God she asked, “Is my time up?” God said, “No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8 days to live.”

Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face-lift and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and change her hair color and brighten her teeth. Since she had so much time to live, she figured she might as well make the most of it.

After her last operation, she was released from the hospital and while crossing the street on the way home, she as killed by an ambulance. Arriving in front of God, she said, “I thought You said I had another 43 years? Why didn’t you pull me from the out of the path of the ambulance?” God replied, “I didn’t recognize you.”

When God looks upon your life today, what do you He sees and thinks? Does He recognize you as being one of His childre ...

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