Understanding The Believer's Authority



As Believers, we have the right to do the will of God on earth; we have the authority to fulfill the Father's mind, because we have the life in Him and the enablement to hearken to His plans and purpose. However, believer's authority is the result of our belief in God/Christ i.e. the prerequisite to spiritual authority is the reception of God’s life in you. As long as you’ve received the life of Christ, and received the indwelling of the Holy Ghost you have the enablement to enjoy the authority within. The great example of the person who exercised the accurate Spiritual authority is our role model, Jesus….because of the life of God and the Holy Spirit within, HE accurately manifested the will of the Father without a slack.

As  new creatures, we've been put in the position of power and authority, the power released by God through Jesus Christ. You have full access to the power of God because you’re in Him through Christ Jesus. As a believer, you've been given the authority to fulfill the will of the Father…you've gotten the go-ahead to bind and loose, you've gotten the command to manifest the perfect example of God, above all, you've got the full support of the Father. The last verse of the book of Matthew 28 made us understand that the Father is with us as long as you fulfill the requirement which, His Will…This article will express some facts about Believer’s Authority, why you need to manifest the Authority, and How to manifest the believer's authority,

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in Heaven and Earth. 19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost: 20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the World.

Since all power has been given to Him, as long as you live Him you've entered the position of manifesting the power in Him.

v  Understanding The Believers Authority: Fact

·      Our Authority is Guaranteed and secured by God

After Jesus successfully secured authority over Satan, sin, and principalities by dying on the Cross and resurrecting, He then freely gave this power and authority to all who believed/still believe in Him. He said in Matthew 28:18 that all power is given unto Him in Heaven and on Earth…which simply means no other power and authority above His… According to the Expositors Study Bible commentary, the power is not given to Him as Son of God; for, as God nothing can be added to Him or taken from Him; it is rather a power, which He has merited by His incarnation and His death at Calvary on the Cross as recorded in Phil 2:8-10; this authority extends not only over men so that He governs and protects the Church, dispose human events, controls hearts and opinions; but the forces of Heaven also are at his command; the Holy Spirit is bestowed by Him, and the Angels are in His employ as ministering to the member of His Body… As Jesus secured this power, He also guaranteed the power in His followers as declared in verse 19 of Matthew 28.

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in Heaven and Earth. 19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost: 20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the World.

Phil 2:8-10 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name which above every name: 10, That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. [KJV]

·   Believer’s Authority: God’s Will not Superiority Over Others

I’ll love to express this, that, “the Believer’s authority is made manifest in God, and not a chance to rule over other people, sect or other believers… It is meant to do the will of the Father even while on Earth..As we know, the Will of God is always right, Godly, and for people's growth, not envy, jealousy, maltreatment of others, or superiority over others…It is undoubtedly understood that God gave us authority and also guaranteed it, but for one purpose which is the Edification of His Body i.e. the authority is meant for the development and the growth of the body of Christ, not for humans personal or selfish interest.

·   The authority only manifests in a believing heart, a life without Doubt

Before any man could manifest the authority given to Him by God, HE must understand God by believing solely in Him. You cannot manifest the power of the person unknown to you, you cannot manifest the power you don’t have faith in…the power only manifests in a heart that believes. A believer with a doubting heart and mind cannot manifest the authority…It only manifests in a life full of faith…Mark 11:23

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

The mountain as used in the above text by Jesus signifies Mountain of difficulties, troubles, challenges, etc. God is a miracle-working God and He promises to do so in the lives of His children.

·      The Authority is not for self-will but the Father’s Will

The authority that has been given to us by the Father is to carry out His will not our self-will, and it’d be of great importance to explain one of the Father’s will we are to carry out as His follower. Out of the many Will we are to fulfill is the Preaching of the Gospel. According to Mark 16:15-18, the authority is given to us to preach the gospel, that’s one of the most important commands the Father gave us to work on which thereafter would lead to the deliverance of people from captivity(demons), and also to the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit 

Mark 16:15-18, And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17. And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18. 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 recover.

And these signs shall them, who? They who believe…these signs will follow only those who believe, not the unbeliever.

·      Believer’s Authority: Pathway to Spiritual Freedom

As believers, we have the authority to stand against Satan and his plans.

·      Authority comes when there is Faith

Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, because of unbelief; for verily I said unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Why you need to manifest the Believer's authority

Briefly, I’ll like to list out the reasons you need to manifest the Believer’s authority….

·   Because It is instituted by God.


 Eph.1.18-23 - The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,19 - And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 - Which he wrought in Christ when he raised him from the dead and set him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 - Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:22 - And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church


·   It's a sign that you believe Mark.16.17-18


Mark.16.17-18- And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 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.

 ·   Because it is a mean of freedom from spiritual warfare 2cor 10:3-5

 

2Cor.10.3-5 - For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4- For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)  5 - Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 - And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

 

·   We've been given power and authority Luke 9:1, Mark 6:7, Luke 10;18-19

Luke.9.1 - Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

 

 

Luke.10.18-19 - And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 - 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.

 ·         We've received, so we must give out  Matt 10:8

 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

 ·         Because of the Presence of the Holy Spirit to carry out the Father’s Will. Acts 1:8 Luke 4:18

 

Acts.1.8 - But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

 

Luke.4.18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 - To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

   Because we have His Name. Luke 10:17

Luke.10.17 - And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

 

 

How To Manifest The Believer’s Authority

Without dreaming of flying to the sky, I'll enlist some things that can help you to manifest your authority in God...

  •  Understanding Who you are in Him (Son)
  •   Know you have been given the Authority
  •  Be Intentional and have Faith
  • Believing and living in the Spirit
  •  Fasting And Praying
  •  Speaking the mind of God through the Holy Spirit you've believed in.

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