During prayer this morning I received this word “Authority”.
First let’s take a look at meaning of “Authority” of God through the word power indicated in the scripture in Luke 10:19:-
“19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you”.
In this scripture you will notice the word “Power” has been repeated 2 times. Each word given as power has been rendered different meanings. Without translation, we will not understand what the scripture really means and therefore would not be able to enforce the power of the Word of God in our prayers.
In the Strong’s Dictionary, the first word “Power” or “Exousia” in Greek has been translated as “Delegated Authority“. The second word “Power” is “Dunamis” in Greek and is translated as “Supernatural Power”.
When translated as indicated, we see that the verse will take a whole new meaning noted below:-
“Behold I have delegated to you “Authority” to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the “Supernatural Power” of the enemy!
Yet through either ignorance or complacency, many believers have often failed to take authority over the circumstances surrounding them. Take for example, when they fall ill, they failed to immediately take authority over the sickness or disease. Instead they took their prescribed medication and endured the pain. Or when they suffered a financial loss, they failed to take authority over their lack. All these things they did are not wrong but through the Word of God, there is a much better way. They should pray and start to take “Authority” over their situations and say “In the Name of Jesus, I command every sickness and disease to leave my body” or “In the Name of Jesus, I command the spirit of lack to go. Angels I release you to go forth to make arrangement to bring forth all my needs”.
Now do you see the important of what Authority Jesus has delegated to us through His Name?
So wait no further. If you have a situation, pray and take authority over whatever storm of life that may have affected you. Speak to your situation and command them to go and never return to you. Get them out of your path in the authority you have been given. As believers we can enforce our authority to claim the victory that has rightly been given to us!