Has Man Lost His Authority Or Is Yet To?
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion (authority) over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”
Does God really mean what He said? Is it for real? That we have that dominion over everything? I mean the power to rule? If the answer is yes, then what is the authority of the believer?
Not only were we given the power to rule everything but we were also made in the image and likeness of God. What this means is, we are not just reproduction of God but we are also the reflection of God.
To understand the kingdom of God, we must understand the nature of authority, how it works and how it correlates or interacts between heaven and earth. With this knowledge, you will come to know the authority of the believer.
Just like it’s said, blood is the life of every living thing. So is authority the heart of every kingdom. And every Kingdom without power is like a slave on horseback, while princes go on foot like slaves.
A kingdom without a ruler and authority only keeps perishing.
Declare With Boldness Knowing There Is A Power Backing You
Now, what is authority? Authority I believe is the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience. Or to also prohibit the actions of others. And this is exactly the authority of the believer. Think of it this way, as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. So until we mature and take hold of the authority given to us, we cannot enjoy what is rightfully ours.
Note that, each and everything made by God was as a result of the authority he had and his knowledge about it. He didn’t have to think twice to know whether indeed there will be light when he said “let there be light”.
With this knowledge, I ask what we are using our authority for. Are we just sitting on it or are making effective use of it?
If we do not know the authority of the believer, we will not come to understand the reason why evil abound in this age. Evil forces are active in our lives because we have subconsciously given them that authority. They are able to have their ways because they know we lack the knowledge of who we are and what we have. So until we know and take charge, they of course will take due advantage of our ignorance.
Our given authority is to be used in all aspect being it spiritual or physical. Authority when used right is just so lovely and can’t be challenged to the end.
Using The Authority And Power Knowing You Have It
A traffic director knowing the authority he has just has to lift his hand for a coming vehicle to stop. The driver of that vehicle also knowing the authority given to the traffic director knows when to stop and where to stop. In the case where the driver fails to stop, the traffic director goes not after him but what he does is to just write down the car number and hand it over to the one who gave him that authority.
So is it with us Christians, God and evil forces. When we raise our red card and command the demons, they have no choice but to obey. Because if they don’t, they have to face the “authority” and master who is God.
To live a worry free life as a Christian, know your authority in Christ Jesus by constantly studying the word, which is our constitution. Pray more in the spirit and with the spirit. Not forgetting to also worship the Majesty. For a man of worship carries the presence of God and a man of prayer is a man of war.
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