The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines authority as, “the power to give orders or make decisions: the power or right to direct or control someone or something.”
From Matthew 28:18, we understand that Jesus is the custodian of all heavenly and earthly authority. The scripture says, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” (New International Version). Meaning, since Jesus has all the authority, there’s no bit left with the devil. All he has are tricks with which he manipulates people.
Now, not only has Jesus all the authority there is, but He’s also handed it over to us as His adopted brothers and sisters. We see this in Luke 10:19, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” (New International Version).
The reason for the oppression many believers suffer is ignorance of the word of God. Jesus says He’s given us all authority. That is everything, excluding nothing. We have spiritual authority, mental authority, financial authority, career authority, fruitfulness authority, marital authority…the list is endless.
As you go on in this week, let this consciousness boost your confidence as you are reminded that that issue which has hitherto made you scared and worried sick is actually under your feet. It’s meant to be trampled upon because you have been given authority over them and nothing is permitted to hurt you.
Have yourself an extremely triumphant week!
God’s blessings always,