Monday, 9 May 2016

The Secret to Godly Authority

Scripture: Luke 19 v 17:  "And he said unto him, Well thou good servant; because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities."

1 John 2 v 27:  "But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him."

Our Father has a plan to rescue as many souls from destruction that He can use us to do.  To achieve this goal every Christian needs to be on the same page.  There needs to be unity in the Body of Christ plus a united purpose, to begin to understand what we are really doing.

In order to have true Godly authority we need to be under the power of the anointing of the Holy Spirit.  This anointing will bring us into harmony with His plan for this day, as well as inspiring long term projects.  To have this anointing we have to be yielded to God's authority, to be faithful and obedient to Him ahead of any other person.

You have to know Him, the Father of us all, hear His voice and follow His directions.  These come via the Holy Spirit into our spirit, which is inside Jesus on the right hand of the Father in Heaven.  These instructions are written on our hearts by the Holy Spirit for us to obey, trusting the Lord to work with us.

The more you learn to walk in the Spirit, and be faithful to carry out what is conveyed to you, the more authority you will have.  The more the Lord trusts you, the more you receive and the more complex the work becomes.  These are not things any person can teach you.  These are things you learn from your Teacher, who is the Holy Spirit Himself.

This is true Christianity at work and gives rise to wonderful worship and praise to the Lord.  What He gives you is unique to you until He allows it to be shared.  If He tells you not to ride a certain horse today, just accept it.  Don't phone everyone and say God says we must never ride horses again because that is not true and you will have started a new religion!  You have interpreted God's instructions incorrectly and passed this new word onto others thus forming a new law contrary to Him.

This is a silly example but it's an example of how every division in the Body of Jesus Christ got started!  It's time to correct these false inserts into the truth so we can be truly obedient and faithful to Him, and receive the reward of far reaching authority. You can do a hundred leadership courses and never experience Godly authority because it only comes from being in full submission to the will of God.

You have to thoroughly cleanse yourself of every worldly pursuit and apply yourself to not allowing the world to control you.  To follow Jesus through Gethsemane and Golgotha to God gives you fellowship with the Godhead, and correct understanding and obedience to His will.  If every Christian lived it out we would have Heaven on Earth.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, I submit myself to Your will and purpose so that Your rescue plan for every soul will be fulfilled exactly as it should be.  I follow Jesus in His footsteps to avoid the world and its sins.  Teach me to obey in all things so You can trust me with critical missions.  In Jesus' name. Amen.