Thursday, 15 December 2016

You Have My Power

Scripture:  Matthew 28 v  18 - 20: "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

There is no such thing as a weak Christian!  When you have been born again and baptized by the Holy Spirit, you have received power, not a worldly sort of power which gives you control over people and easily leads to corruption, but the same power and authority Jesus had when He lived as a man here on Earth.

In Colossians it says that Jesus Christ created all things.  ALL things.  The Sun, Moon, stars, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, trees, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, animals, birds, fish and us humans.  He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith.  He is Alpha and Omega.  There has never been anyone to compare with Him, He is altogether lovely.

He had power to create life and destroy death; power to heal every known disease; power to drive demons out of those oppressed or possessed by them and see instant miraculous change in them.  He had power over the elements and could walk on water as well as change water into wine.  He could feed 5000 by multiplying a few loaves and some fish and there were 12 baskets of scraps left over.

After His resurrection He could walk through walls, appear and vanish at will and show His disciples the holes in His hands, feet and side to prove He was not some fake.  Brothers and sisters, He gave this power and authority to us to use as He did to set the captives free.

This world is a demonic war zone and we are the army of God who must fight the battles to win the war.  We have the power, weapons, know-how, and presence of Jesus to overcome every demon, every sickness, every financial crisis or fear, but we don't seem to realise who we really are.

The world hates us because we are not like them.  We look the same but the death and resurrection of Jesus changed every new believer into a new creation.  A completely new being filled with love, peace, joy, grace, righteousness and light.  We glow in the darkness of this world.  The darker the hearts of those around us, the brighter we shine.

They hate this light with a passion.  It is the light of Jesus and it shines like a laser beam into their souls and exposes their very secret sins.  It's easier to shun the light than confess and repent.  It's easier to cast that person out of their presence than to submit to the responsibility for grave mistakes.

Jesus never said we would be free of hardship and troubles, but that He would deliver us out of them.  People think that Jesus must be strong enough to protect from every unpleasantness, sadness, calamity, disaster or battle.  Of course He is, but He had to first show us how its done and then give us the power to do it ourselves.  We must overcome Satan in our lives and in this world.

It is an ongoing, continuous fight that we must be hands on involved with.  We need to pray without ceasing, love without response, and win through for the lost and the outcasts.  We need to be alert to the invisible spirits that attack us night and day.  Most people are unaware of these evil demons, don't even believe they exist, and the demons like it like that.

The demons knew Jesus very well.  They challenged Him saying, Are You come to send us to Hell before the time?  They knew His power, and that He would send them to Hell.  This is real and no myth.  They knew there was a set time for them to go to Hell.  It was after His death.  Jesus has given us the power to deal with demons and send them to Hell.  They are subject to us.  They have to obey us.  If we would all shake off traditional Churchianity and get real with Jesus, we would have this planet sorted in one month.

Speak this prayer aloud as often as needed:
Through the Blood of Jesus every sin is forgiven and I am born again.  Through the Blood of Jesus Satan has no power over me and no place in me.  Every demon is bound and sent to Hell.  Through the Blood of Jesus I live a righteous life following the teachings of the Bible and my name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life.  I have been given love, power and a sound mind and there is no fear in me.  All diseases are healed and all depression is gone.  I am hidden in the Rock of Jesus, who my enemies must defeat before they can touch me.  I am alive forevermore through God who loves me.  In Jesus' name. Amen.