Learn to Exercise Spiritual Authority
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.- Luke 10:19
How will you call yourself a child of God, yet, work like an elephant but eat like an ant? How can you struggle through life yet, have nothing worthwhile to show for it?
In Exodus 14 when the Israelites cried to Moses, Moses prayed to God but interestingly, God told Moses not to pray but to act. God told Moses to do what he could do based on the authority that had been given to him. The same rod that Moses had which was used to mystify Pharaoh in Egypt is enough to part the Red Sea. Do not ask God to do what He has already given you power to do. The reason for failure in the life of many is that they keep waiting for God to do what they ought to do. Apart from praying to God, you must also do your part. Believers have the authority to command, but many are not using their authority. Many believers are not commanding, rather, they are only praying to God as if God is responsible for their woes. God has given you a mandate on earth to rule and reign; He has given you dominion, so use your right in Christ.
Prayer is good but Do not pray when you should use spiritual authority. When there is a fire outbreak, I'm sure nobody will kneel down to pray but will look for a way to quench the fire. There is time to pray and there be a time to rise up to quench the fire of the enemy. Many are praying to God to do something about their enemies when God has already given them the authority. Do you know that even the devil understands authority? Use your authority in the name of the One that authorized you and the devil will obey you. Rise up after a bad dream and take authority over every demonic operation. Do not allow the enemy to have his way; let God be real in your life and God will be glorified in your life.
The beauty of the authority of believers lies in the fact that our authority is not limited to the devil alone; it is also applicable to all spheres of life. So, begin to use it today instead of praying. As a believer, you are supposed to take authority over the demon responsible, not praying to God.
There is no other name given to man that conquers the devil other than the name of Jesus. When God gave Adam the authority to name animals, Adam didn't go back to God to ask if he gave the appropriate name to any of the animals.
Believing the lies of the devil is tantamount to giving him a chance. Whatever you believe, whether wrong or right, works because there is a power in your belief. Believing the wrong things is called the stronghold of the enemy. Stronghold starts from your imagination; if you are able to deal with it there, then you can succeed. So, do not believe wrong things.
It is true God speaks to us in dreams, but it is not all dreams that come from God; there are demons that appear like angels of light. When you have a dream that negates the word of God, it cannot be from God because God can never violate His word under any circumstance. Therefore, do not promote your dream above the word of God. Do not allow confusion around your life; stand against every satanic messenger parading themselves as angels of light and Do not believe in error (read II Corinthians. 11:14). Do not give room for the angel of the devil to come to you as angel of light to deceive you.
Prayer: Jesus has imparted to me all authority to trample over Satan and his kingdom, I will exercise that authority and trample upon every demon and overcome every attack of Satan against me. I boldly declare that absolutely nothing will be able to harm me because I walk in my God’s given authority in JESUS NAME.
Further Reading: James 4:7, Philippians 2:9-11
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Numbers 21:1-22:20; Luke 1:26-56; Psalm 57:1-11; Proverbs 11:9-11