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…