“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” – Mark 16:15-18

LIGHT FOR NOW: The believer’s authority is not a label, neither is it an ornament, it is a necessity. Your authority is available because you will need it.

The believer needs to realize and walk in the authority in the name. The believer must not treat lightly the authority given him in Christ. The name of Jesus is the believer’s authority. This name is absolute in dominion, supreme in authority, nothing is above that name. A believer going for deliverance doesn’t believe in the name, a man that is accosted with the appearance of demonic activities does not believe in the name. Even the man, David with the foreshadowing of the name wrought great miracles (1Samuel 17), how much more the man who is born again. Also, the disciples demonstrated authority in His name as a power of attorney. Thus, Luke 10:19 says “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you”. The believer today now has that authority; that authority is his position and possession in Christ. The believer has the right to use the name to heal the sick, cast out devils. The believer has the right to use the name to:

  • Do the works of Jesus (John 14:11).
  • Ask – to demand something to be done.
  • Pray in the name (John 16:23).

In Acts 3 where we have the account of the lame man at the beautiful gate who received his healing as Peter and John ministered to him. What they did was to simply acknowledge the authority in the name (Acts 3:12-16). The Acts of the Apostles were things done by men that knew the name of Jesus. We have the right to use the name for signs and wonders. The believer’s authority is not just available, it is necessary. Hence, you must know and use the believer’s authority. You must exercise your dominion. We have authority over all the works of the devil. Authority is often given because of responsibility and we have that responsibility. The believer’s authority is for the work of ministry and must be used. Glory!

INSTRUCTION: Make use of your authority.

CONFESSION: I use the name of Jesus; I demonstrate authority in the name. I do the works of Jesus, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: The authority of the believer is necessary beyond just being available.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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