Someone asked me the other day “How do you know your Authority in Him?” (Keyword being know)
My immediate answer was “Well, first the WORD tells me I have ALL authority in Him”. But then I thought on this some more and I asked myself, “How do I know?”
I believe the honest answer is this: you can read the Word repeatedly, but if you do not let the Truth of it enter your being; if you do not receive it as fact; and if you do not choose to ‘walk it out’; then you cannot know that the Authority He promises all of us is true.
In other words, I am saying that it takes practice. It takes choosing to believe. It takes walking it out by Faith…in Faith. It isn’t some ‘magic’ pill that you take. It is a costly gift that you must choose to receive. It cost Him His life.
You Must Choose
I can say that if you choose to believe, choose to practice walking in it, choose to Stand when the enemy tries to take you down, choose to decree and declare what the Lord has said in His Word, you will see results. You will realize that the Authority you have in Him, is not a little thing, but it is mighty to the tearing down of strongholds. It is REAL.
Matthew 16:18-19 tells us we have been given all authority to bind what is bound in heaven and to loose what is loosed. You have been given the keys (the Authority). But He won’t make you use it. That is your part-your choice. We know His will because He tells us in His word. If we receive it, then we have been given the keys to enforce it. You choose to do what the word says, or you choose to do nothing. Your choice is another one of the gifts He has given. Another costly gift.
So today, the Truth is you have ALL Authority to tread over serpents and scorpions and all the wicked schemes of the enemy. But you must choose to believe and to receive His Word as the Truth that it is…nothing more…nothing less. Truth!