Building a Spiritual Atmosphere that is Free from Fear 4

The only power of the enemy in your life is the power you allow him to have—if you don’t allow him then he can’t attack you with sickness, depression, poverty, and so on!

by: Pastor Ovet Tamayo

 

There are three categories or levels of Christians who come to church:

1ST  are those who come because they have a need,—they are sick, oppressed, impoverished, in fear–they did not come to be empowered, they have come seeking their needs to be met.

2ND are those who have no need but have come to be empowered, they want to learn more about the Supernatural power of God!

3RD these are those who already move in the power of God in their lives, but they want more, they want to enter into a higher level of intimacy and power with God!

Which kind are you?

In these times, we need to learn and live in the believer’s authority over fear, sickness, finances, climate and much more, in order for us to fulfill our purpose and destiny. God will never do the things for which He has already given you power and authority—God has told you to cast out demons, preach the good news, heal the sick, take care of the widows and orphans. He will never do for you what He has already empowered you to do!

What is the origin of authority and power?                                                                   Ps 62:11 God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God. NKJV

 

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God… All power and authority comes from God—that’s why all power and authority are Supernatural—and that’s why God has the right to give power and authority!  The power that God gives is Supernatural which means it is above and beyond, it also means it supersedes the laws of nature.

What is authority?                                                                                          

Authority is the right to command, the legal right or power to enforce rules or give orders, somebody with official power, power to act on behalf of somebody else, or official permission to do something.

In the Bible, authority is the balance of power; it is authorization to enforce obedience.It is the legal right to act as God on earth! That’s the reason why God gives authority, so we can act on His behalf here on earth; it gives us the right to represent Him here. The authority given to the believer is according to, and has to do with jurisdiction, assignment, and purpose (talents-5, 2 and 1), it is the legal right to exercise the power.

What is the “POWER?”

Power is the backing of authority; you can’t exercise power without having authority. Power is the ability or virtue of a miracle working power, the ability to move and operate in the realm of the Supernatural. Authority is received when we are born again:

John 1:12 Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God—

We receive authority by the virtue of being a child of the King; But power comes when we are baptized in the Holy Spirit! When you are born again, and you get baptized in the Holy Spirit, at that moment we are authorized to use that power! Authority is the legal authorization to use the power; the power is the ability to carry out the task that the authority gave you! One cannot use the power without the authority, it is illegal!

Luke 10:19  I have given you authority  to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

God has put a chain of command, full authority was given to Adam to use all available power—but he lost it to the enemy through trickery and deception. When Christ came, He won it back! Jesus the second Adam won all authority back at the cross—He defeated, dethroned, disarmed, and destroyed Satan.

Matt 28:18  Then Jesus came to them and said,  “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me”.

Satan lost all authority when Jesus resurrected from the dead, he had power but he can’t use it, he had no authority—it is illegal, so he now has to steal it from anyone who has authority—YOU!!! If the devil is defeated, dethroned, disarmed, and destroyed, how can he still attack us, our church, our families, our bodies, and our nation? The enemy cannot attack anyone or anything unless he has a legal basis, a legal ground: Your disobedience authorizes Satan to attack you—your disobedience and stubbornness to Gods will is his legal ground! As long as you stay obedient, Satan cannot come near you—he has the power, but he has no authority!

The only power of the enemy in your life is the power you allow him to have—if you don’t allow him then he can’t attack you with sickness, depression, poverty, and so on!

If there is lust, greed, unforgiveness, fear, rebellion, Satan has a legal ground to attack you—but the use of his power without authority deems it illegal, it is what we call witchcraft!  Witchcraft means manipulation and deception, it’s what Satan uses to steal your authority so he can use it against you—often he will use people whom he has deceived to go against you! Anyone who uses power without the covering or submission to authority is witchcraft!  (Wife over husband)

As a child of God we are called to enforce the victory, but if you are not in submission to authority, you can’t enforce anything. God is the source of all authority and power, therefore our authority comes from Him and not from the world! Anyone who relies on authority that is achieved through manipulation or deceit is worldly and demonic; Anyone who relies on his own authority based on pretensions and lies is also worldly and demonic. Self-proclaimed leaders springing out of rebellion and bribery are evil, worldly, and demonic.

James 4:4  You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 

What are the legal basis to exercise power and authority?

1st Is Our Position In Christ- What is your position in Christ? You are a born again child of God, and as a child of God you have authority!

2nd Is The Law Of Submission- James 4:7  Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. The purpose of submission is four fold: for you to have divine influence, divine control, divine protection, and divine authority. (Divine means coming from or caused by God)

Even Jesus came under authority which was divine, any man who is not under authority is very dangerous, because you become your own authority and you can be easily manipulated or deceived by the power of the enemy! If Jesus, the Son of God submitted to authority, how much more should we? Witchcraft cannot touch you, not even sickness or poverty, if you are under authority because you are covered—but many catastrophes happen when you rebel from your covering!

Matt 28:18  Then Jesus came to them and said,    "All authority  in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Matt 21:23  Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. "By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you this authority?"

When they saw Jesus casting out demons and healing the sick, they did not ask Him ‘by what power are you doing this’, but instead they asked Him ‘by what authority’! Why? Because these people understand that any witch can do it, anyone possessed by the devil can do it, they needed to know the source of His authority!

What determines your Spiritual authority is your humility to submit to your authority! Your humility is manifested when you submit; your rebellion is likewise manifested when you gripe against them. The days are coming when you will need power and authority—when the days of trouble and evil come—you must learn to submit now, don’t wait till it happens, you can’t repair you roof during the storm, it has to be before! When you use power without submission, you are a witch—the Lord our God will disown you! Lord means master, owner, God!

Matt 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.     22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'They were not authorized!

What is the purpose of Spiritual authority? Why does God want to give them to us?

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.

God gives them to us so we can implement the will of God—it is Gods will that we all should have divine health, and to be free from all demonic oppression. Understand this: Every believer submitted to authority has authority; all of us have the potential to have this power! Your hands have power, your mouth has power, and you have the authority!

Matt 8:8-10 The centurion replied, "Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.   9 For 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 come. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."  10 When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, "I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.

Mark 16:17-18  And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

The power of God is not based on personality, it is based on truth; if you have truth wherever you go it will manifest, it will be the same. God desires relationship that relationship is established when you believe or have faith. There is a flow of power, you don’t have to ask, power is an inheritance but it is lawful only thru a relationship.

God desires relationship before He gives you power; power without intimacy has no pleasure. In these times, don’t ask for power, deepen your relationship with Him who gives all power. You deepen your relationship thru constant communication, prayer, even at times fasting! You don’t buy power with fasting, but you are putting yourself in a position where it is easy for you to receive power—dead in the flesh! When you are dead in the flesh, it’s easy for you to obey—obedience puts you in the place of power!

Take risks for God, be bold, do it afraid, pray for someone who has no legs!