A well-known prophet once said, “When you realize who you are in Christ, you will realize that you are behaving below your nature and living short of your potential.”
The LORD is calling His body to rise up and take their authority on this earth. Satan has been trying to put so much oppression on believers that they forgot who they are serving, what they are called to do, and who they were called to be.
Although the enemy has placed diabolical assignments against Christians, The LORD says: “I have given you Dominion, Authority, and Power in My Name to stand up against this coercion!”
Jesus has called us to release His Sovereignty upon this earth in this hour. In The Book of Genesis, God said,
“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26.
In the book of Luke, Jesus said,
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19.
Too many believers are being misled and don’t understand the authority that was given to them.
When Jesus walked the earth, everywhere that He went, people recognized His authority. Religious leaders were astonished by His teaching.
He healed every kind of sickness and disease, leprosy was cleansed, and even the dead were raised. Demons would scream out, saying that He was the son of God.
We have been created in God’s image and called according to His divine purpose and plan.
Jesus has given us the same authority that He had when He walked the earth. It was prophesied in The Book of Acts,
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8.
We are supernatural beings living in natural bodies, and The LORD wants to reveal His power in us and through us in a mighty way He has given us His name. In the name of Jesus, every knee must bow (submit).
The LORD says, “I have given you Authority in My Name and Dominion over all the power of the enemy, and nothing by any means shall harm you.
Just as Paul shook off the venomous viper that tried to take his life, I have also given you the Authority to shake off that viper which comes against you to steal, kill and destroy.
The enemy’s attack will not destroy you. His venom will not kill you. Stand on My Word. The curse causeless shall not come as you rise up in My Authority.
The Authority that I have released to you cannot be understood with your natural mind. The Dominion that I have given to you could not be received with your intellect.
Take Authority over everything that is coming against your life.
Take Authority over everything that is attacking your families and ministries.
Take Authority over everything that is coming against your Destiny.
Take Authority over unrighteousness in your cities, states, and Nations.
I have placed a rod in your hand and a sword in your mouth, which is My Word. I have given you Dominion and Power over every situation that you encounter.
You have the Authority to Decree and declare a thing, and it shall be established for you.
As you speak My Word, situations in your life will begin to shift.
As you use My Authority and speak My Name, mountains will move.
I have given you Authority over all sickness and disease. As you lay hands on the sick, they shall recover.
Whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. Whatsoever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
I have given you the Power to overcome every obstacle that comes against you and to tear down strongholds using the mighty weapons that I have provided for you.
As you use the Authority, Dominion, and Power that I have released to you in My Name, you will begin to rule and reign on this earth, and My Glory will prevail in your life,” says The LORD.
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven,” Matthew 16:17-19.
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you,” Luke 10:19.
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth,” Acts 1:8.
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on A Word in Season