Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Matthew 28:18 New International Version
25 And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” 26 He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm. 27 The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?” Matthew 8:25-27 New American Standard Bible
What kind of man is this? The kind of man or woman that you and I have become if you are a believer. Look at what Jesus said to His then disciples. The question He asked presupposes that He had an expectation of them. They awoke Him expecting Him to do something but it appears that HE EXPECTED THEM TO DO SOMETHING. In order for Him to expect them to do something He must have known that they COULD do something. In the book of Matthew the disciples had not yet realized WHO and WHAT they were and WHAT they could do. But by the book of Acts, you see Peter and John walking in “THEIR” authority in THE NAME!!!
So The Word of God says Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever more. So when situations or circumstances or family members or even ourselves are attacked by the enemy in the form of sickness, disease, lack or any other attack that is not of God, Jesus’ expectation is the same today as it was back then on that boat and even greater. Why? Because we are now born again and His Spirit is on the inside of us and He has given us HIS NAME that will do all that He would do if He was here physically. This is the reason Jesus came to Earth. Not just to save us from hell and then let us live in hell on Earth racked with sickness, disease, debt and lack living like paupers and beggars until finally we’re taken out by some disease that Jesus already bore.
Remember this: You CANNOT be punished for any of the things Jesus was punished for and you CANNOT be punished with any of the things Jesus was punished with.
4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrows that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!
5 But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed. Isaiah 53:4-5 New Living Translation
He was punished for our sins and with our punishment which ultimately was death. So since Jesus already bore our sins and the punishment for those sins we can never allow Jesus sacrifice to be in vain and bow our knees to satan, sin or death ever again. Not when we HAVE the victory!!! Jesus already conquered and defeated satan and all that has to do with him. We HAVE the dominion and authority and shalom that Jesus gave and left here for us and it cannot ever be taken away. However it can be not used, not acknowledged. If you are not aware of it then you can be dominated by that which you are supposed to have dominion over. Be sure to exercise your authority in all things big or small. GIve NO place to the devil. Jesus did not. Don’t allow any ground to be surrendered at all by not just looking out for yourself but also others and especially other believers.
We must realize that we are family. You must know that your brother in Christ is closer to you that your own blood brother. When we allow that sense of family to permeate our consciousness then our combined power and authority IS the same as Jesus because He is the Head and we ARE The Body of Christ.
All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!