Thursday Night Bible Study | You Have Authority
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YOU HAVE AUTHORITY!
~You Have Authority! ~If Christians Do Not Know What Belongs To Us, It Won’t Do Us Any Good!
~John 8:32 (NKJ) “And You Shall Know The Truth, And The Truth Shall Make You Free.”
~Authority Is Delegated Power. ~God Himself Is The Power Behind Our Authority. ~The Devil And His Forces Are Obligated To Recognize Our Authority! 1 John 4:4 (NKJ) ~Our Authority Comes From Jesus. ~Matthew 28:18 (NKJ) ~When We Realize That The Authority That Belongs To Christ Also Belongs To Us, Our Lives Will Be Revolutionized. ~Ephesians 1:18-23 (NKJ) ~ Luke 10:19 (NKJ) ~Colossians 2:15 (NKJ)
~How Do We Deal With The Devil?
~1. The Most Effective Way To Pray Is To Demand Your Rights.
~2. We’re Not Demanding Of God When We Demand Our Rights; We’re Demanding That The Devil Submit To The Name Of Jesus. ~John 14:13-14, “And Whatever You Ask In My Name, That I Will Do, That The Father May Be Glorified In The Son. 14 If You Ask Anything In My Name, I Will Do It.”
~3. We Must Use Our Faith To Win. ~We Must Use Our Authority In Every Area Of Life Every Day. ~We Must Recognize Spiritually And Mentally That Jesus Gave Us All Authority On This Earth.
~Authority Is Delegated Power… Bestowed Upon You Or Given To You From Another Who Has The Power To Give It.
~“Power” Is Defined As The “The Ability To Do Or To Act; The Capability Of Doing Something.”
~“Authority” Is Defined As The “The Power To Determine Or Settle Issues; The Right To Control; Persuasive Force.”
~To Have Authority Has Nothing To Do With Your Ability Or Your Capabilities. ~The Policeman…
~The Greek Word For The First Use Of “Power” In This Verse Is “Exousia”… Which Means Authority.
~The Greek Word For Power As Used In The Second Part Of The Verse “. Over All The Power Of The Enemy” Is Actually “Dunamis”… Which Means “Power Or Force”. ~So You See We Have Been Given Authority Over All Of The Power Of The Enemy. ~Whatever Satan Has The Power To Do, We Have Been Given Authority Over It.
~1 Timothy 1:18-19 (NASB) “Fight The Good Fight, Keeping The Faith And A Good Conscience, Which Some Have Rejected And Suffered Shipwreck In Regard To Their Faith.”
~Many Christians Get Tired Of Fighting The Good Fight Of Faith And Over Time Begin To Lose That Which They Have.
~I Believe That There Are Some Genuine Hypocrites Out There, But There Are Some Who Seem To Be Hypocrites, But Are Really Just Weak And Confused As To What It Truly Means To Walk In Faith, Authority And Power As A Christian. ~2 Timothy 3:1-5 & 7 (NASB) "But Realize This, That In The Last Days Difficult Times Will Come. For Men Will Be Lovers Of Self, Lovers Of Money, Boastful, Arrogant, Revilers, Disobedient To Parents, Ungrateful, Unholy, Unloving, Irreconcilable, Malicious, Gossips, Without Self-Control, Brutal, Haters Of Good, Treacherous, Reckless, Conceited, Lovers Of Pleasure Rather Than Lovers Of God: Holding A Form Of Godliness, Although They Have Denied Its Power; And Avoid Such Men As These... Always Learning And Never Able To Come To The Knowledge Of The Truth."
Key To Authority: ~ Knowing That Jesus Is The Only Way. ~John 14:6 (NKJ) “Jesus Said To Him, “I Am The Way, The Truth, And The Life. No One Comes To The Father Except Through Me.”
~ You Must Have A Relationship With Jesus Christ… And It Is That Relationship Which Gives You Authority…
A. Blood Relationship; B. Faith Relationship; C. Word Relationship; D. Prayer Relationship; E. Spirit Relationship
~John 1:1-3 (NKJ) “In The Beginning Was The Word, And The Word Was With God And The Word Was God. He Was In The Beginning With God. All Things Came Into Being By Him And Apart From Him Nothing Came Into Being That Has Come Into Being.”
~The “Word” That John Is Talking About Is Jesus Christ. ~Jesus Was Born Because He Decided To Leave Heaven, Come To Earth, And Become The Perfect And Final Sacrifice That Man Would Need In Order To Have A Relationship With God.
~Romans 8:3 (NASB) “For What The Law Could Not Do, Weak As It Was Through The Flesh, God Did; Sending His Own Son In The Likeness Of Sinful Flesh And As An Offering For Sin, He Condemned Sin In The Flesh.”
~We Have Been Given Spiritual Armor And Weapons. ~Ephesians 6:10-18 (NKJ) ~2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NKJ) ~Hebrews 4:12 (NKJ) ~We Are Risen With Christ And Are To Reign As Kings.
~The Church World Has Understood That Jesus Christ Is The Supreme Head Of The Church.
~We Must Also Understand That The Head Is Totally Dependent On The Body For Carrying Out His Plans.
~The Exercising Of Authority Over The Principalities And Powers Of The Air Has To Be Through The Body Of Christ.
Matthew 18:18 (NKJ) “Whatsoever Ye Shall Bind On Earth Shall Be Bound In Heaven; And Whatsoever Ye Shall Loose On Earth Shall Be Loosed In Heaven”. ~John 14:13-14 (KJV) ~James 4:7 (KJV) ~Just Claim What Is Yours In His Name.
~Remember! You Are What God Says You Are! ~You Have What He Says You Have! ~You Can Do What God Says You Can Do! ~You Have Authority Over Your Own Flesh, Your Body, Your Soul And The Devil Himself!
~You Have Dominion In The Spirit… ~You Are Free And Powerful And Victorious… In Jesus Name!
Pastor Gary McSpaddenPastor
Gary McSpadden has been a leader in spreading the Word of God throughout the world through teaching, singing, writing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 50 years. He and his wife Carol founded Faith and Wisdom Church in April of 2010 with a group of 24 loving, wonderful people in Branson, MO. They continue to lead this growing and thriving group of believers today.
- Choir Rehearsal
- Feb 24 2020
- 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm