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Evangelist Jordan (chosenwithcare) | 2179 comments Mod
May 22

You Can Do Something About the Devil

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority. —Matthew 8:5-9

There’s a connection between understanding authority and having great faith. Sometimes a believer’s faith doesn’t operate because he doesn’t understand his authority. When the believer starts to receive from God, the devil steals from him, and he doesn’t realize he can stop the devil in his tracks. So we must develop an understanding of the authority God has given us. Authority is not our own power or strength. The best term to explain authority is “delegated power.” You see, Jesus delegated authority to us: “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matt. 18:18). In other words, what we forbid is forbidden, and what we allow is allowed. Jesus is the Head of the Church. We’re His body on this earth with the right to use the authority vested in His name. The body has the same authority as the Head. God is waiting for us to give orders to the enemy so He can legally enforce them. We’re the ones with the authority to do something about the devil.

Confession: Jesus has spoken healing to me through His Word, and I have authority to stop the devil from hindering me. Healing is mine in Jesus’ name.

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Evangelist Jordan (chosenwithcare) | 2179 comments Mod
March 13

Christ, Our Passover

In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house. ...and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. —Exodus 12:3,6,7

In 1 Corinthians 5:7, Jesus Christ is called our Passover: “For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.” Passover was instituted back in the Old Testament. And if we can find out what Passover did for people back then, we can find out what Jesus, our Passover, did for us in the New Testament. The children of Israel had been slaves in Egypt for hundreds of years. God told them, “Take a lamb—one per family. Kill the lamb and put the blood on the doorpost. Roast the lamb, eat the flesh, and then get out of Egypt.” So the people obeyed the Lord’s instructions. The lamb was slain and the blood applied. And once the atonement was made, the people went free—not only spiritually but also physically. The Passover lamb is a picture of the new birth. You see, when Jesus, the Lamb of God, was slain on the Cross, the way was opened for us to live free from Satan’s dominion. Now the moment we receive Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we are redeemed, saved, and set free from bondage.

Confession: Because of Jesus, the Lamb of God, I’m free from the devil’s dominion. I’ve been removed from the kingdom of darkness and placed in the kingdom of light.

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