And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Our authority in Jesus is the basis and foundation for the fulfilment of the great commission He has given us. Jesus will never instruct you without also empowering you to carry it out. So it is with His authority that is delegated to us.
Jesus’ empowerment of His people is to be a “royal priesthood” (1 Peter 2:9). That is, a priesthood that ministers life, deliverance, salvation, comfort and healing in the name of the Lord Jesus. And a priesthood of ministers that represents royalty. That is, He has given us authority over every principality and power that opposes the coming Kingdom of God.
Jesus makes it clear to us, He has given us ALL authority. Just all He has ALL authority, so He has given ALL authority to us. Not some authority. Not partial authority. Not junior authority. ALL authority!
So, if this is the Word of God to us (and it is), what are you doing with the authority He has given you?
Are you exercising it? Are you living in it, by faith? Because He has given it to you for a reason, that we fulfil His commission to us in Matthew 28:19-20:
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Go in the authority of the Lord today!
PRAYER: Father, thank you for the Authority I receive by faith today from your son Jesus. I resolve to walk in, that people may meet you through me. I ask it in the name of Jesus, Amen