Monday, June 15, 2020

Power and Authority

In Luke 9:1, “When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them Power and Authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases.”

The twelve disciples that the Lord sent, were given the power and authority. In the realm of the Spirit, the heavenly angelic and demonic beings know and recognise this power and authority including the measure of such vested on a person. Ministers who are full of the Spirit operates in greater power & authority that bears swift and powerful result.

In Acts 19:13-16, some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out. Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?” Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding” 

Every disciple is a believer but not every believer is a disciple. It is a personal choice. If every believer chooses to be a disciple, we can easily and rapidly win the world for Jesus. 

There are probably more volunteers serving God than those chosen to work with Him. The volunteers will say, ‘I come’ but can’t say, ‘I am sent’. Many say, ‘Here am I, send me’ (Isaiah 6:8), but few are willing to wait for the word “Go” (v. 9). As a result, many are dead works lacking God’s power to touch lives, leading to frustration, fear and despair.

A man of God quoted:- “While the church appoints, God anoints! God may not bless church appointments. To avoid disappointment, the appointed must be anointed. When the apostles wanted to choose people who would do practical work in the church, they chose those who were 'known to be full of the Spirit' (Acts 6:2-3). For leaders, who do much more than practical jobs in church, being full of the Spirit is the top qualification. God never calls without anointing. Nothing can take its place. Education, enthusiasm, talent and energy are very important, but without God's anointing, they mean nothing in the Kingdom of God."

He further quotes:- “David, at 17 years of age, was the ANOINTED UNPROFESSIONAL. That fire in his soul made him ignore the army of UNANOINTED PROFESSIONALS. He charged and conquered Goliath. Faith and fire are the secret – the WORD OF GOD and the HOLY SPIRIT. Let’s follow his example.”

The kingdom of God is all about power and authority like the centurion mentioned in Matthew 8:5-9. The centurion told the Lord, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healedFor I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

Another man of God quoted:- “We will never win a single battle by our own wisdom or strength; it will only be by the power of the One who dwells within us. Therefore, the chief strategy of spiritual warfare is to get closer to the King and walk in greater obedience to Him. The degree to which we walk in true spiritual authority is determined by the degree to which the King lives within us.”

God bless you!

To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 

God bless you!

Paul K P Ang 洪 光 炳
Arsenal of Fire Ministries, California 
Arsenal of Fire Global

June 15, 2020


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