“I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus ” – Philemon 1:4-6
LIGHT FOR NOW: Knowing and understanding the believer’s authority is vital as a believer.
The concept of the believer’s authority is a vital concept/fact of the gospel. Understanding your authority as a believer is very critical because in knowing and understanding your authority in Christ comes the ability to maximize or utilize the authority. An authority that is available but not known is like an authority that is not available at all. Truth is if many believers know and understand the extent of their authority, they won’t live their lives under the mercy of the devil; they won’t live their lives under the mercy of circumstances around them. Many believers today are living in defeat in their Christian walk here on earth based on this lack of understanding of their authority in Christ. When circumstances of life hit most believers today or when things don’t go the way they ought to go, you see them quake and shake and equally stay awake in doubt and worries. Most people don’t even understand the power of God on their inside. And most people who know about the power of God on their inside have a mental approach to this knowledge, they don’t have a working knowledge of this; that is, they are not living in the power of God.
How can a believer in authority be intimidated by sickness and diseases? How can a believer in authority be intimidated by circumstances of life? How can a believer in authority live as though he were not in authority at all? How can a believer who is the trophy of Christ’s victory or the proof of Christ’s victory accept defeat as his reality? How can a believer in authority run to a native doctor to see for him what his problem in life is? How can a believer in authority be intimidated by gods, idols, sorceries or diabolic things? How can a man who is in charge live as though he is not in charge? How can a man in dominion live as though were not in dominion? You won’t understand all the above rhetoric questions until you understand the extent of your authority and the weight of your authority. This is the reason for this month’s devotional; we want to show you who you are; the authority you occupy so that you can enforce this and live in victory in the earth… Glory!!!
INSTRUCTION: Stay with the study.
CONFESSION: Father, I receive understanding as the study begins to unfold, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Authority that is available but not known is like an authority that is not available at all even though available.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 3; EVENING: JOHN CHAPTER 4