Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Hebrews 4:14 The Message Bible says, Let’s not let it slip through our fingers.
Adam lost two very vital possessions when He partook of the forbidden fruit:
He lost the garden.
He lost the tree of life.
Through our redemption in Christ, we got both back!
In Mark 4:26-28 Jesus gave the parable of the sower. In the parable Jesus compared the heart of man, our born again spirit, to the soil (garden) in which the incorruptible seed of God’s Word is to be sown.
Our hearts takes the place of the garden that Adam lost in the fall.
Proverbs 4:23-24 AMP
(23) Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.
Luke 6:45 (KJV) 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Proverbs 15:4 KJV A wholesome tongue isa tree of life: but perverseness therein isa breach in the spirit.
Proverbs 12:13 KJV
(13) The wicked is snared by the transgression of hislips (to speak contrary to the Word): but the just shall come out of trouble.
Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, thatI have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
How do I choose life and blessing? Two verses…
1) Proverbs 18:21Death and life arein the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
(GNB)What you say can preserve life or destroy it; so you must accept the consequences of your words.
2) James 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing.
Psalms 141:3 KJV Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
(CEV) Help me to guard my words whenever I say something.
Proverbs 7:1-5 (KJV) My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. 2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. 3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
Psalms 45:1 KJV … My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Proverbs 7:3-5 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. 4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: 5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
2 Corinthians 4:13 KJV We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
Romans 8:28, 31-37 (KJV) And we know that all thingswork together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
31 What shall we then say tothese things?If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is (is it) God that justifieth (AMP- acquits us?).
Notice these are all questions. Much like a cross examination in court.
God said to me, “you’ve got to ask your trouble ‘leading questions’.
In a court room Leading Questionsare asked to make a point rather than to get an answer.
Paul goes on to list more leading/ rhetorical questions to ask the accuser or false witness, the devil and the flesh:
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is (is it) Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
(AMPC) 34 Who is there to condemn [us]? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as He intercedes for us?
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these thingswe are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Areas where we can exercise our spiritual authority
Use Your Authority for Protection and to drive out sickness
“No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.” –Psalm 91:10 (NKJV)
3. Use Your Authority to Cast Out Demons
“They will cast out demons in my name.” –Mark 16:17
4. Use Your Authority to calm a storm
“Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.” –Mark 4:39 (NKJV)
5. Use Your Authority for Finances
“He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.” –Colossians 2:15