We bring you today’s message from Pastor Creflo Dollar, which is titled “The Authority of the Believer (Episode 2).”
Pastor Dollar tells us that we all already have God’s power in us; we’ve established that. We’ve got God’s power in us, but for what purpose? The purpose is to use it; we don’t have to ask him to heal the sick or cast out demons for us; we have the power to use it. In Ephesians 1:19-20, it says, “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us who believe according to the working of his mighty power, which is wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power?”
When we walk in authority, the devil sees the blood of Jesus on our lives, and our authority is greater than that of Adam and Eve. God gave Adam and Eve authority over all the earth, but those of us who are born again have authority in three realms: the earth, heaven, and hell.We don’t have to go to Heaven and ignore our authority because God will question us about why we didn’t use the power he gave us on Earth.
The power that raised Jesus from the dead is dwelling in us, and that is strong. In Jame 4:7, it says, “Submit yourselves there to God; resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
The word “resist” means to actively fight against; it is our responsibility to resist the devil, not that of God. We can’t go to God and ask him to get the devil off our backs; we have to fight against the devil with the help of the Holy Spirit. We keep running to God for him to do what he has given us authority to do for ourselves; we can ask him for help and strength, but he’s not the one to do it for us. If we don’t resist the devil, he will not leave us alone. It is the power of God, but we are given the authority to use it. For you to be a victor, you have to take responsibility for fighting the good fight. Jesus came for us to live lives of abundance, which we can only do by making use of the power he gave us.
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