God Given Authority

“Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 18:18).

Jesus taught his disciples and left for us an example, regarding the power and authority that we have on earth. We possess power over principalities and powers. We need to use this God given authority to place everything contrary to the will and purpose of God into subjection under our feet. We have been sent into the world to establish the kingdom of God and to have dominion. There are angels assigned to assist us in our work and there are also demons, principalities and powers working to frustrate the plan that God has assigned us to.

We cannot accept being frustrated, beat down, held up, prosecuted and worn out by the enemy. The alternative is to identify the spirits working to frustrate the plan of God in our lives. We then arise in our God given authority, bind every contrary spirit and release the power of God to operate. Remaining immature and ignorant of the devices of the enemy is not an option. The Devil will work through people who make themselves available, including people who are believers. Our battle is not with people as we do not wrestle against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12).

What is at war against us are the principalities, powers and spirits operating within the world. We ask the Holy Spirit to help us identify the spirits operating against us and then we take authority. The enemy can employ agents to operate in the spirit of envy and jealousy, for example. This can at times cause someone to start operating in a negative way towards us, which can cause us unnecessary stress. We arise and come against every spirit of envy and jealousy and release the peace of God over that person. In that way, we resist the devil and take away his permission to operate and to continue to frustrate our purpose.

Make sure that you wear your full armour to cover and protect yourself. “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭11‬). When we go the the enemy’s camp, we have to ensure that we do not have any open doors to allow him access to us. In this week recognise the power that you have been given and use your God given power and authority. With God on our side, we will win this battle and claim victory through Jesus Christ.


31 thoughts on “God Given Authority

  1. And if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he is jealous and suspicious of his wife who has defiled herself–or if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he is jealous and suspicious of his wife though she has not defiled herself– (Num 5:14) Indeed, these are unclean spirits, even between and betwixt husbands and wives that have been activated by satan to divide, conquer, and to ultimately destroy the bonds of marriage.

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      1. Isn’t it?? Even more so, there was a process to determine whether or not she (the wife) was guilty of her husband’s accusation, or if the spirit of suspicion had unjustifiably come upon her husband.

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      2. Amen‼️And that’s what was suppose to happen, prior to her ever drinking the bitter waters (if she was actually guilty)…then her husband could divorce her without paying a dowry.

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      3. That’s also interesting, because there was also the law that she would be stoned for her adultery along with the man who was with her. Either way, if she was guilty she was going down. If she was smart she would drag him down too!

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      4. That puzzled me too…why her fate (and also the other man’s) fate was not stoning?? It seems that because her husband did not catch her in the act, nor could he prove that she had defiled herself with another man, but yet the the spirit of jealousy and suspicion was upon him…this was the procedure to either substantiate or disprove his suspicions (after the fact/act)

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  2. What a word you have for us today Anneta. Was listening to a podcast earlier today that spoke on something similar. To remember that we are at spiritual war and we are not to be ignorant but to stand firm and resist the devil.
    ‘Remaining immature and ignorant of the devices of the enemy is not an option. ‘ yes! so very true.
    Blessings 💙

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