How often do I claim to have authority in a certain situation. I want so bad to be the voice of expertise and authority in all areas of life. There is something powerful about having authority. I am hungry for power, and having authority will often fill that appetite. Jesus had real authority. He didn’t have to manufacture it, or pose as if he had it. He tells his disciples, “And I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy.” (Lk. 10:19)
Wow! Now that is authority, and Jesus is passing on the power to us, his followers. This truth is unbelievable! I, too, have been given the authority to overcome all the power of the Evil One. To speak the name of Jesus, to cast out evil and unbelief, to play a part in good overcoming evil in every situation. Satan has no stronghold, he has no grip. Fear of man, striving to be someone I am not, all of that is gone today by the authority given to me to cast it out. I am God’s son, chosen my him. I am his beloved one. All of his power and authority has been given to me.
Prayer: Oh Lord, remind me throughout the day that I have been given authority by You over Satan and his kingdom. Amen