Know What You Have-Use What You Know!

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Au·thor·i·ty: the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine; a power or right delegated or given.

Matthew 10:1; Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

Matthew 28:18-20; And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

If your boss gave you authority to make purchases for the business, would you continue to ask him permission to buy items for the office? If you did, you don’t understand authority. I realize they may put a limit on the amount you can spend or a limit on the credit card you use, but I’m sure you get my point.

Jesus gave the disciples authority over unclean spirits, diseases and sickness, and that was before He died and redeemed us. We house the great Spirit of God in us. Why aren’t we using the authority over these things that attack our bodies and our families? Perhaps we lack understanding of the word.

Use your authority! Our authority lies in our words. Speak with authority! Then recognize who it is that is trying to keep the promise from manifesting. The bible says to resist him and he will flee. Ephesians 6 says that our warfare is in the spirit realm. Satan may try to keep back our blessing, but those who are persistent, who stand on the promises of God, who refuse to give up and quit but continually watch their words and speak only what God speaks, they are the ones who will obtain the prize.

Father, I thank You for the authority You’ve given me. Forgive me for being lazy and going after the ways of the world instead of using what is mine. I bind every disease in the lives of those reading this today. I take authority over sickness and disease (name your diagnosis). According to I Peter 2:24b, “By His stripes we WERE healed!” But even before Jesus bore our sins on the cross, He gave us authority over demons, disease and sickness. The power inside of me is greater than any form of sickness, disease or demonic power.

Since I’ve spoken Your Word in authority, I release my faith to accompany that Word and bring back to me everything I need right now, in Jesus’ name. I give You all glory and praise! You are mightier then any dart the enemy would try to throw at me. I thank You for the blood, one drop is enough to annihilate every unseen foe. While I’m at it, I take authority over debt-be gone in the name of Jesus! You are a ‘more than enough’ God, not a ‘barely enough’ God. I praise and thank You. May it be for Your glory as people begin to testify of what they’ve received today when they prayed this prayer. AMEN!

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