YOUR AUTHORITY IN CHRIST (Matt. 18:18-20)
Jesus said, ‘All authority is given to Me by My Father’ and He gave the same authority to His disciples and asked them to exercise it in His Name. So the disciples of Jesus have His authority with them to bind and loose the powers of darkness.
NECESSITY OF UNITY FOR THIS AUTHORITY :
The execution of this power is based on the agreement of the disciples, between them, “if two of you agree on anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven’. So first of all, there has to be unity among the disciples for this.
GOAL OF THIS AUTHORITY IS GOD’S GLORY:
The glory for these feats is not for the people who are involved in the binding or loosing, but to God Himself, because it’s by His power that these things happen. Because it’s by the Name of Jesus that the sick are healed, the oppressed are released and the enslaved are set free.
ASSURANCE OF HIS PRESENCE FOR THIS AUTHORITY:
We are assured that “where two or three are gathered in My Name, I am there in the midst of them”. His presence is to bless, approve and execute our actions.
Dear people of God, if we are united among ourselves, if we have the authority and presence of God, what’s stopping us from exercising this great power and authority?
God’s promises are true and trustworthy, and all that we need is unity among ourselves and faith on His promises and willingness to obey God. So believe on His promises, aim at the glory of God and exercise your authority.
May we be a people of power in this year 2018!