In my time of learning things this morning, I listened to a message where the preacher spoke about ‘Power of Attorney’. What he said was really good, so good that I had to rewind and listen to it a couple more times.
For those not familiar with this term, power of attorney means the authority to act for another person in specified or all legal or financial matters. It usually happens when the person is unable to act for themselves because of physical or mental issues, or if they are out of the country and need someone to handle things while they’re away.
Let’s go to Luke 9:1-2 and see what Jesus did. Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. Luke 10:19, Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Now lets look at Matthew 28:18-20, dubbed the ‘Great Commission’ or Jesus’ parting words to His followers. And Jesus came 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 of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
I think it’s pretty obvious that Jesus is no longer with us in the physical sense, correct? So He left us with power of attorney to act on His behalf while He’s away. Now, He didn’t leave us with nothing. No, we have full access to everything He had access to. Through His account, we have access to all of Gods excess. Finances, miracles, angels, authority over demons, you name it, if Jesus did it, we have the authority as His representative to do what He did.
Some of you are scratching your head thinking I’ve lost mine, but track with me here. Perhaps we’re not doing because we’ve believed we can’t. But my friend, the Holy Spirit in you is the link between God and you. You just need to receive it, believe it, and allow Him to have His way in you. If we’re truly His representing Him in the earth, we need to stop limiting Him based on our supply and start representing Him with His.
According to YOUR faith, be it done unto you. Not faith in you, faith in HIM. Believing in a God you couldn’t see, is faith, and doing what He said to do in His authority, that’s the same faith mixed with obedience.
Holy Spirit, open the eyes of our understanding. Take the blinders of deception off so that we may know the truth and it will make us free. We want to be true representatives of Your Kingdom in the earth. Forgive us for not being an example of You to those who need You most. It’s in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.