Authority and Dominion Pt 8

“Key’s of the Kingdom Pt 2”

Rom 5:17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

Matt. 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:
and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

GW19 Whatever you imprison, god will imprison. And whatever you set free, god will set free.”

TO BIND MEANS TO IMPRISON, TO LOCK UP

TO LOOSE MEANS: TO RELEASE FROM BONDS, TO SET FREE, TO DO AWAY WITH

Matt. 18:18 Verily I say unto you, whatsoever you (who?) shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree (where?) on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my father which is in heaven.
JESUS IS REVEALING THE KEY’S TO THE KINGDOM

JOHN WESLY IS THE ONE WHO SAID, “IT SEEMS THAT GOD IS LIMITED TO OUR PRAYER LIFE, THAT HE CAN DO NOTHING FOR HUMANITY UNLESS SOMEBODY ASKS HIM TO”

NLT 18 I tell you this: whatever you prohibit on earth is prohibited in heaven, and whatever you allow on earth is allowed in heaven.

GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY IS NOT THREATENED BY OUR INVOLVEMENT

MATT. 18:18 Verily i say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven

BELIEVERS ARE SPIRITUAL POLICEMEN ON EARTH!

THE UNIFORM TO WEAR (ARMOR OF GOD EPH 6)

IT’S GOD’S WILL THAT WE RULE AND REIGN AND HE’S NOT GOING TO DO IT FOR US.

Mark 3:22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, he hath beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, how can satan cast out satan?
24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand

25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

26 And if satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

DIVISION DESTROYS
27 No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind(KEYS) the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

Authority and Dominion Pt 7.2

“Key’s of the Kingdom”

Rom 5:17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

2 Cor 12:8 Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. 9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

THROUGH HIS GRACE YOU CAN REIGN IN ANY SITUATION

Matt. 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:

A KINGDOM IS A REALM OR AREA OF INFLUENCE WHERE THE KING RULES

WHEREVER THE KING IS RULING AND REIGNING THE KINGS WILL IS DONE

VS 19 “I’ll give you the key’s of the kingdom” and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

GW19 Whatever you imprison, god will imprison. And whatever you set free, god will set free.”

TO BIND MEANS TO IMPRISON, TO LOCK UP

JUST BECAUSE GOD KNOWS SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN DOESN’T MEAN IT’S HIS WILL OR THAT IT PLEASES HIM

GOD ALLOWS FROM HEAVEN WHAT MAN ALLOWS ON THE EARTH

“THE KEY’S TO RULING AND REIGNING ARE IMPORTANT”

WHATEVER “YOU” BIND ON THE EARTH WILL BE BOUND IN HEAVEN
WHATEVER “YOU” LOOSE ON THE EARTH WILL BE LOOSED IN HEAVEN

Luke 13:11 and, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12 and when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 and he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified god.

16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?

TO LOOSE MEANS: TO RELEASE FROM BONDS, TO SET FREE, TO DO AWAY WITH

Matt. 18:18 Verily I say unto you, whatsoever you (who?) shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 again i say unto you, that if two of you shall agree (where?) on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my father which is in heaven.

JOHN WESLY, “IT SEEMS THAT GOD IS LIMITED TO OUR PRAYER LIFE, THAT HE CAN DO NOTHING FOR HUMANITY UNLESS SOMEBODY ASKS HIM TO”

YOU CAN LIMIT GOD IN YOUR LIFE BY UNBELIEF & REFUSEL TO OBEY

NLT 18 i tell you this: whatever you prohibit on earth is prohibited in heaven, and whatever you allow on earth is allowed in heaven.

THE HEAVENS DO RULE BUT IT IS NOT COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT FROM US.

Authority and Dominon Pt. 7

Ruling and Reigning

REIGNING IS OUR DESTINY

Rom. 5:17 for if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

AMP Much more surely will those who receive [God’s] overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with himself] reign as kings in life through the one man Jesus Christ (THE MESSIAH, THE ANOINTED ONE).

Col. 2:10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; 11 and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; 12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Rev. 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

PAUL WAS PRAYING FOR THE CHURCH AT EPHESUS TO GET THIS REVELATION

Eph. 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 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 own 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,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Phillips Trans: that you may receive that inner illumination of the spirit which will make you realize how great is the hope to which he is calling you – the magnificence and splendor of the inheritance promised to Christians – and how tremendous is the power available to us who believe in God. That power is the same divine energy which was demonstrated in Christ when he raised him from the dead and gave him the place of highest honor in Heaven – a place that is infinitely superior to any command, authority, power or control, and which carries with it a name far beyond any name that could ever be used in this world or the world to come.

HE’S THE HEAD, WE ARE THE BODY

Eph. 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus
WE ARE SEATED IN A POSITION OF AUTHORITY IN CHRIST

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power (authority) to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

AUTHORITY MEANS: THE RIGHT OR POWER TO ENFORCE RULES OR GIVE ORDERS

Authority and Dominion Pt 6

Ruling and Reigning

REIGNING IS OUR DESTINY

Rom. 5:17 for if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

AMP Much more surely will those who receive [God’s] overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with himself] reign as kings in life through the one man Jesus Christ (THE MESSIAH, THE ANOINTED ONE).

REV 22:5 AND THEY SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER.

Rev. 22:1 and he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal proceeding out of the throne of God and of the lamb 2 in the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 and there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: 4 and they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. 5 and there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

Rev. 5:9 and they sung a new song, saying, thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Col. 2:10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; 11 and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; 12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Rev. 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

PAUL WAS PRAYING FOR THE CHURCH AT EPHESUS TO GET THIS REVELATION

Eph. 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 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 own 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,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Phillips Trans: that you may receive that inner illumination of the spirit which will make you realize how great is the hope to which he is calling you – the magnificence and splendor of the inheritance promised to Christians – and how tremendous is the power available to us who believe in God. That power is the same divine energy which was demonstrated in Christ when he raised him from the dead and gave him the place of highest honor in Heaven – a place that is infinitely superior to any command, authority, power or control, and which carries with it a name far beyond any name that could ever be used in this world or the world to come.

HE’S THE HEAD, WE ARE THE BODY

Eph. 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus
WE ARE SEATED IN A POSITION OF AUTHORITY IN CHRIST

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power (authority) to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

AUTHORITY MEANS: THE RIGHT OR POWER TO ENFORCE RULES OR GIVE ORDERS

Authority and Dominion Pt 5

“Kingdom stuff Pt 2”

Ps 8:3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; 4 What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? 5 Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! 6 You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,

Eph 1:22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

THE KINGDOM AT PRESENT IS AN UNSEEN REALM AND IT’S DEMONSTRATED IN AUTHORITY

THERE’S A CULTURE OF THE KINGDOM AND REIGNING AND RULING IS THE CULTURE OF THE KINGDOM

DOMINION MEANS: TO GOVERN, MANAGE, CONTROL…

Jesus is the example and came declaring the kingdom at hand

IN ALL 4 GOSPELS ANY TIME JESUS INITIATES THE CONVERSTATION HE TALKS ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

John 3 (Nicademus) 3 “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
5 …unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

YOU CAN’T OPERATE IN THE KINGDOM TILL YOU ACCEPT THE KING

SALVATION IS THE DOORWAY TO KINGDOM

Matt 24:14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Col 1:13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Matt 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

FAITH IS THE CURRENCY OF THE KINGDOM
JESUS DEMONSTRATED IT… SPOKE TO ELEMENTS…

Matt 11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.

Matt 6 “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth!

KEY’S OF THE KINGDOM – Matt 16 & 18 (Key’s)

PAULS EPISTLES – “CULTURE OF THE KINGDOM”

THERE IS A WAY TO CONDUCT YOURSELF IN KINGDOM

1 Cor 6:9-10, Gal 5 “DO THIS AND YOU EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM KINGDOM

Rom 14:17 – CHARACTERISTICS OF THE KINGDOM – RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY IN THE HOLY GHOST

HOLY SPIRIT IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE KINGDOM

Acts 1:3 “SPOKE TO THEM CONCERNING KINGDOM

Acts 8:12 “KINGDOM”

Acts 30:25 “PREACHING THE KINGDOM”

Acts 28:31 “PREACHING THE KINGDOM”

Authority and Dominion Pt 4

“Kingdom stuff”

2 Cor 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

TO UNDERSTAND AUTHORITY, IT’S VITAL TO GAIN SOME UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD

IS 45:18 GOD MADE THE EARTH TO BE INHABITED

Ps 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.

Ps 115:15 May you be blessed of the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth. The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.

Gen 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

DOMINION MEANS: TO GOVERN, MANAGE, CONTROL…

MAN WAS DESIGNED TO RULE AND REIGN… HAVE DOMINION

GEN 3 THE SERPENT COMES IN… (Temptation)

ROMANS 5:12 SAY’S, THROUGH ONE MANS TRANSGRESSION SIN ENTERED THE EARTH.

Matt 4:8 Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.”

NOTICE HE DIDN’T SHOW HIM ALL THE RELIGIONS…

2 COR 4:4 – HE BLINDS…

HIS DECEPTION AS GOD OF THIS AGE IS TO MAKE PEOPLE THINK, “IT’S ALL ABOUT RELIGION INSTEAD OF A KINGDOM.

THE MOMENT YOU TRY TO PUT CHRISTIANITY UP AGAINST ANOTHER RELIGION IS THE MOMENT YOU MAKE A MISTAKE.

CHRISTIANITY IS NOT ABOUT A RELIGION IT’S ABOUT A HOLY NATION, A KINGDOM

Luke 10 Jesus said, “I saw satan fall from heaven like lightning”

Is 14 “LUCIFER SAY’S, I’M GOING TO LIFT MY THRONE ABOVE GOD”.
KINGS SIT ON THRONES

ADAM DIDN’T FALL FROM HEAVEN, HE FELL FROM DOMINION

IF WE PUT THIS IN RIGHT PERSPECTIVE…
GOD IS NOT ABOUT RELIGION BUT (THE LORD OF GLORY)

Ps 24:8 Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.

A KINGDOM IS A GOVERNMENT THAT INFLUENCES IT’S CITIZENS WITH THE KINGS PERSONAL PURPOSES, WILL AND INTENT.

THIS ALL STARTED IN GEN 12
GOD TOLD ABRAHAM, “I’LL MAKE YOU A GREAT NATION”

THEN JACOB GETS A NAME CHANGE TO ISRAEL

GOD TOLD SAMUEL (8:7) “THEY’VE REJECTED ME AS KING”

Ps 47:2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared, A great King over all the earth.

Eccl 9:8 “Where the word of a king is there is power”

Isa 9:6 “The Government rest on His shoulders”…
7 there will be no end to the increase of his government or peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom.

DANIELS KINGDOMS Dan 2… Ex. Vs 35 EXPANDING (Filling earth)…
44 In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.

FAITH IS THE CURRENCY OF THE KINGDOM.

HEALING IS THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM OF THE KINGDOM

JESUS SAYS, “THE KINGDOM IS AT HAND”
IT’S PART OF HIS MESSAGE, HIS ASSIGNMENT… (PARABLES)

IN ALL 4 GOSPELS ANY TIME JESUS INITIATES THE CONVERSTATION HE TALKS ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

John 3 (Nicademus) 3 “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
5 …unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

NO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. YOU CAN’T SMUGGLE ANYONE IN.

YOU HAVE TO BE BORN AGAIN… A CITIZEN OF THE HEAVEN

JESUS MADE THE WAY…
Col 1:13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Authority and Dominion Pt 3

“Use it”

AUTHORITY IS THE RIGHT TO INFLUENCE

I. YOU OF YOURSELF POSSESS NO AUTHORITY.

JESUS DID NOT OPERATE ON HIS OWN AUTHORITY… IT WAS DELEGATED…

WHEN JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD HE HAD SO MUCH POWER HE DELEGATED IT TO HIS BODY… (Matt 28… ALL AUTHORITY)

II. IN ORDER TO HAVE AUTHORITY YOU MUST BE UNDER THE ONE WHO GAVE YOU THAT AUTHORITY.

THE DEVIL KNOWS WHERE THERE IS NO RELATIONSHIP THERE IS NO AUTHORITY.

WHEN WE ARE DISOBEDIENT TO THE WORD OF GOD WE BREAK FELLOWSHIP…

III. IF JESUS DOES NOT HAVE AUTHORITY OVER IT, YOU DON’T EITHER.

IF JESUS DIDN’T CONQUER IT THEN YOU DON’T HAVE AUTHORITY OVER IT.

Eph 2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

JESUS HAS AUTHORITY OVER EVERYTHING HE CONQUERED.

A. HE CONCQURED THE DEVIL.

James 4:7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Eph 4:27 and do not give the devil an opportunity.

Eph 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

1 Pet 5:8-9 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith

B. HE CONQURED SICKNESS AND DISEASE.

WE HAVE AUTHORITY IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

C. JESUS CONQURED POVERTY.

IV. AUTHORITY IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT THE COMMAND

IF YOU’RE NOT COMMANDING THINGS TO HAPPEN YOUR AUTHORITY IS WORTHLESS…

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL THINGS TO GO… TO COME…

IN CHRIST WE WE’RE LOOSED FROM BONDAGE AND WE HAVE BEEN RESTORED TO RELATIONSHIP AND DOMINION.

Authority and Dominion Pt 2

“Obedience”

I. YOU OF YOURSELF POSSESS NO AUTHORITY.

II. IN ORDER TO HAVE AUTHORITY YOU MUST BE UNDER THE ONE WHO GAVE YOU THAT AUTHORITY.

THE DEVIL CANNOT STEAL YOUR AUTHORITY…

THE ONLY WAY TO RESTORE AUTHORITY IS TO RESTORE RELATIONSHIP – Ex. Prodigal son.

THE DEVIL KNOWS WHERE THERE IS NO RELATIONSHIP THERE IS NO AUTHORITY.

WHEN WE ARE DISOBEDIENT TO THE WORD OF GOD WE BREAK FELLOWSHIP…

Rom 5:19 For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.

IF YOU DISOBEY GOD YOU SACRIFICE ONE THING AND THAT IS AUTHORITY…

AUTHORITY IN THE HOME IS THE RESULT OF OBEDIENCE

THE FIRST THING THAT GOD TALKS TO NEW BELIEVERS ABOUT IS NOT AUTHORITY. IT’S OBEDIENCE.

THE MAIN PURPOSE FOR FAITH IS OBEDIENCE.

THE MOMENT YOU STOP BEING OBEDIENT TO THE AUTHORITIES OVER YOU, YOU LOSE AUTHORITY OVER THOSE UNDERNEATH YOU.

GOD CANNOT PROMOTE YOU BEYOND YOUR LAST ACT OF DISOBEDIENCE.

Ex. JESUS SAID, I ALWAYS DO THAT WHICH PLEASES THE FATHER.

Heb 5:8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.

YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO USE AUTHORITY OVER YOUR FINANCES WHEN YOU ARE WALKING IN OBEDIENCE.

III. IF JESUS DOES NOT HAVE AUTHORITY OVER IT, YOU DON’T EITHER.

THE ONLY THINGS YOU HAVE AUTHORITY OVER IS WHAT JESUS CONQUERED THROUGH HIS DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION.

Eph 2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

IF JESUS IS NOT SEATED ABOVE IT THEN YOU DON’T HAVE ANY AUTHORITY OVER IT…

Authority and Obedience 1

“Where it comes from and how to maintain it”

AUTHORITY IS THE RIGHT TO INFLUENCE

YOU OF YOURSELF POSSESS NO AUTHORITY.

Ex. JESUS EVEN DECLARED HE HAD NO AUTHORITY OF HIS OWN.

Phil 2:6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

John 5:19 Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.

30 I can do nothing on My own initiative.

THERE ARE PLACES IN THE BIBLE WHERE PEOPLE RECOGNIZED IF YOU HAD AUTHORITY IT WAS GIVEN TO YOU BY SOMEONE ELSE

John 19:10 So Pilate said to Him, “You do not speak to me? Do You not know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?” 11 Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”

Mark 11:27 They came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to Him, 28 and began saying to Him, “By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?”

IF THE AUTHORITY YOU HAVE AS A BELIEVER HAS BEEN GIVEN TO YOU, THEN THE LIMITATIONS OF THAT AUTHORITY ARE NOT YOURS TO SET.

Matt 9:8 But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

THE AUTHORITY THAT JESUS OPERATED IN WAS GIVEN TO HIM.

Rom 13:1 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

II. IN ORDER TO HAVE AUTHORITY YOU MUST BE UNDER THE ONE WHO GAVE YOU THAT AUTHORITY.

YOUR AUTHORITY (EFFECTIVENESS OF) DEPENDS ENTIRELY UPON THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ONE WHO GAVE YOU THE AUTHORITY

Luke 7:8 For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”

YOUR AUTHORITY DEPENDS UPON THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ONE WHO GAVE YOU AUTHORITY.

JESUS SAID, “I always do that which pleases the father”…

PEOPLE ARE SACRIFICING THEIR AUTHORITY ON THE ALTAR OF DISOBEDIENCE…

Ex. LUCIFER HAD AUTHORITY AT ONE TIME (FROM GOD).

THE MOMENT YOU BREAK FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD YOU AUTOMATICALLY FORFIET YOUR AUTHORITY.

Luke 4: SATAN COMES TO JESUS AND TEMPTS HIM WITH ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD… 5 And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over (SURRENDERED) to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.

Ex. ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN – GEN 2;15 “Cultivate and keep” (GUARD)

Ch 3 LUCIFER COMES IN… AND HE RECOGNIZES, THEY HAVE AUTHORITY…

“Go ahead and eat”… “Hath God said”… “You won’t die”… “You will actually be like God and better off”

SIN NEVER CAUSES YOU TO BE MORE OF A PERSON. SIN CAUSES YOU TO BE LESS OF A PERSON THAN GOD INTENDED YOU TO BE.

NOW GOD HAS AN AUTHORITYLESS MAN LIVING ON EARTH.

The only way to restore authority is to restore relationship