Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. Luke 10:19 New Living Translation
Do you realize that you are not going to have any more authority over the devil and situations and circumstances when you get to Heaven than you do right here and now on Earth? Let me say that again and another way. Sickness and disease, poverty and lack have no more authority over you now than they will have when you are physically in Heaven with God the Father and Jesus. The thing is you won’t need that authority in Heaven because the devil won’t be there. Neither will sickness and disease or any poverty or lack. There won’t be any need to exercise authority in Heaven. However there is a great need to exercise our God given authority through Jesus Christ here in the Earth realm.
God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him Head over all things for the benefit of the church. Ephesian 1:22 New Living Translation
That is why God had Jesus give His authority to us before Jesus left the Earth. Your head does not have any more authority than the rest of your body when you go to the bank. It’s a package deal. The same authority that The Head (Jesus) has is the same authority that His Body(the Church) has and that is YOU!! I don’t like talking about the devil but I need you to understand with all sincerity and clarity that the devil is of no threat to you because of Jesus. You have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and sin has no dominion over you. Why? Because you are not under the law but under GRACE Who is Jesus. Grace is not a thing, it is a Person, the Person of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. As soon as a person becomes born again, they have the same exact authority as Jesus Himself (in His Name which belongs to US) and any other believer regardless of how long or short that believer has been saved.
For if, through the transgression of the one individual, death made use of the one individual to seize the sovereignty, all the more shall those who receive God’s overflowing grace and gift of righteousness reign as kings in Life through the one individual, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17 Weymouth Translation
Sin in the form or guise of sickness, disease, poverty, lack, failure, no success and even death has no authority over the born again believer. Why? Because you are completely free from sin and have been translated out of the kingdom where those things rule and are dominant. You are in the Kingdom of Light, Love, and Life. Death is not there and has no authority or ability to function there in a believer that knows and functions in his or her authority.
And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. Romans 8:2 New Living Translation
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death Romans 8:2 English Standard Version
We are delivered from the law of sin and death. DELIVERED!!!!! I said DELIVERED!!! That is past tense not future. You are delivered. Walk in it!!!
We will continue this topic all next week!!
All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!