My dear children, you come from God and belong to God. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for the Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world. These people belong to the Christ-denying world. They talk the world’s language and the world eats it up. But we come from God and belong to God. Anyone who knows God understands us and listens. The person who has nothing to do with God will, of course, not listen to us. This is another test for telling the Spirit of Truth from the spirit of deception. 1 John 4:4-6 Message
You have a right to question what you’re being told, especially when it doesn’t set right in your spirit. Nobody likes to be bossed around, to be told what we should think or how we should speak. To be manipulated into doing something that goes against everything you know to be true. I loved how Jesus stood up to the religious leaders and healed on the Sabbath.
I think that one of the first words I learned to say was, who says? I remember saying that often to my sister when she tried to boss me around. Like, who gave you authority to tell me what to do. Have you ever questioned? Especially when someone tells you something you don’t want to hear? I have! Man, it’s something I’ve struggled with most of my life. I know this comes as a huge surprise to most of you. LOL!
Did you know that God has given us authority over all the power of the enemy? We think of enemies as something we can see, but did you know that the biggest enemy we have is unseen? He accuses us, puts fear on us, addicts us, makes idols for us, convinces us we’re powerless to defeat him when all the while we’ve forgotten who gave us the authority to question.
II Corinth 10:4 says, “We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.”
Perhaps it’s time we started back talking the devil! Who says, you big fat liar! (OMG it IS like talking to my sister! LOL) Who says, I’m sick-liar! By His stripes I’m healed! Who says I’m broke-liar! My God will supply all my needs! Who says I’m afraid-liar! He gave his angels charge over me to keep me in all my ways. 1000 may fall here and 10,000 may fall there but it won’t come near me!
Know who you are! Know your authority! Use your weapons because they are mighty-Use the Word. Learn to question so that you’re not bowing to the wrong authority.