One of the weapons of our spiritual warfare that God gives to us is His authority. But how can we walk in this authority if we do not know that He gives it to us? Jesus tells us in Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” And in Isaiah 54:17 we read, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper.” Why? Because He gives to us all spiritual rights to walk in His authority on this earth over satan and all of his wickedness, including sickness and disease.
But just like all of His promises we have a part to play. We have to put our faith into action, and as it says in Ephesians 6:14 in the Amplified Version of the Bible, “And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.” We have to put on our spiritual shoes and be ready in season and out-of-season. And we do this when we read, study, and do what God’s Word says to do.
- He teaches us to speak to the mountains in our lives in Mark 11:23, “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Perhaps, your mountain is sickness, He says to speak to it with authority and tell it to leave and it will.
- And He uses the testimony of Abraham in Romans 4:17 to admonish us to use our authority and speak to the circumstances that confront us so that they will change, “(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;”
- He instructs us to activate our authority and put our faith into action and do what we were not able to do before, like He did with the man with the withered hand in Luke 6:10. “And when He had looked around at them all, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.”
Again, we realize as we study His Word, that it is our choice to activate His spiritual weapon, such as His authority and walk in it.
© 2015 Author Becky Dvorak–Healing and Miracles International, All rights reserved.
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