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.