Sunday, September 18, 2016

Living Under Authority


Living Under Authority

 
Pastor Rodney was ministering today as I took notes and present his digested sermon.

Some people are happy with what they have, but it is nothing.  They don’t realize there is more available to them.

We come to church to be encouraged, and equipped to go out.  What is it that keeps us steady?  My question for you is “What authority are you living under and ministering in?”

The world wants to shape you into their image.  Things are being turned and twisted toward the world’s system.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

We must know our God and know what authority you are under.  Jesus knew His authority and walked in it.

Jesus has authority over demons.  

Matthew 8:28  And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two men possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

Jesus has authority over the storm.

Mark 4:39  And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Jesus has authority over sickness.  Peter’s mother-in-law was sick, but - - -

Matthew 8:15 Jesus touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and waited on Him.

Jesus has authority to forgive sins, and He made Religious leaders angry.

Luke 7:48 And he said to her, Your sins are forgiven.

Jesus has authority over water, demons, sickness, sin and even over death.

He gives us this same authority. 

Matthew 10:7-8  And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Jesus asks us to follow Him.  It is time to consider making that choice.  Don’t fool around thinking you have plenty of time.  Today is the day of Salvation, not later or when it seems more convenient.

Being a Christian does not mean that you never have a problem.  Yes, there are storms in life, but Jesus gives us his authority to navigate the storm.

What are you afraid of; water, demons, or disease?  Jesus had authority over all.

It is so much better to follow Jesus.  There are only two choices.  Eternal Life or eternal death.  Which authority are you living under?

When I came to Jesus, I repented of my sins, and received Jesus into my life.  I received His authority.

Some of you are struggling and need deliverance.  We have the authority to lay aside all those things that bind us.  His authority is in us.

Don’t be comfortable sitting in the ash heap.  God says to get up and walk uprightly.

Look into God’s Word for your strength.  Your children are watching you.  Be for them an example of righteousness.

People don’t like to be told what to do, but today I am challenging you to walk in the authority that has been given to you.  You all have a part in God’s Kingdom.

We need to be hungry and thirsty after God.  Desire a Spiritual change and not just a mind-set of rules and steps. 

I agree that the programs out there are helpful, but it is a change of the heart that will change you.  Jesus has the authority to change you into a different person. 
 
It is important to get under authority of a body of believers and to get into a good Bible study. 
 


The living Word of God is active and alive. Jesus is alive on the pages and we also become alive on the pages.   

Don’t be afraid to use God’s word and share it with others.  Pick up your responsibility to follow Jesus and He will tear down the walls that are in your path.

Be faithful to attend church and support it.  Be ready to step up, to be refueled and to use your authority.

2 comments:

  1. I enjoy your posts about your pastor's teachings. Should have written you sooner about my appreciation. Authority is a good study. It reminded me of a Bible study I taught recently (with my pastor's permission) about fish in the Bible. I looked up every verse on fish, and basically every one had to do with dominion. We gave dominion over to the devil in the Garden of Eden, but dominion and authority I think are closely linked. One area we also need to take authority over is ourselves, and our thoughts and actions that don't line up with God's word. I've been examining my areas where I'm out of order. This was a good wakeup call for me. Thank you for posting it.

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  2. Isaiah 5 is one of the strongest portions in my Bible. About 20 years ago it grabbed me and I've used it many times re: the spiritual issues. Thank you...

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