Exercise Your Authority

Beloved of God,

In life, we go through many blessings in disguise. Whenever you’re in a difficult situation, be optimistic. Don’t say “why me?” Say “try me!”. Don’t shrink back in fear, rise up in faith because you have authority.

Acts 1:8 (AMP) says, “But you shall receive POWER (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth”.

That is a promise to everyone that has received the Holy Spirit. When you have the Holy Spirit, you become an Abnormal Christian, you become “endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49). You are no longer the sinner that was once pushed around by the devil but a threat to him.

Until you know the power you have, you will always be a defeated Christian. That is why the most important thing outside His Word and His Spirit is AUTHORITY. You can have all the money, connections, influence and all the positions that goes with it but all it takes is for the person in power or the one that has the power to pass one report or a decree and everything about you will change.

The 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama has authority, money, influence and everything you can think about right now. He is the most powerful man on earth right now because he is the Commander in Chief of a very powerful military. But that won’t be for long. In the next few days, precisely on January 20, 2017, he will no longer have the authority that he is enjoying now because there will be a change in government. Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America.

As President-elect, Donald Trump is already a man with more authority than he had as a billionaire. His tweets alone carry power and comes with consequences. On the 22nd of December 2016, one tweet from him caused Lockheed Martin shares to drop by about 2% shaving about $4bn off the defense company’s market value. Toyota Motor Corporation lost $1.2bn in market value few minutes after a similar tweet from Donald Trump on the 5th of January 2017. This is possible because He is a man of authority even before he formerly takes office.

Where is the authority that was given to you as a Christian? What have you done with the authority that you have received? Romans 5:17 (KJV) says, “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.”

Glory is not in how you dress or look. It’s in the AUTHORITY that you will. It’s in the power that you possess. It’s not in the car that you drive. You can drive a beautiful car and people will say wow, how glorious. Another person can casually dress and by his authority he waves you off.

Have you ever been at the airport – you came all looking good but at the security check, you are forced to remove your shoes, your belt, drop your phones, pass through all the security checks and all your glory is gone? The Custom or Immigration officer is able to do that because he or she has authority.

It’s important as a Christian that you know how to grow in authority and how to exercise it. That you have been a banker or an engineer is “nonsense” to God. God doesn’t promote you because of your qualifications. He doesn’t give you power and authority because you can quote scriptures. He gives you power when you receive the Holy Spirit.

When you have AUTHORITY you can give instructions and it will come to pass. Peter was a professional fisherman but he had never seen any man giving authority and commanding fishes to come to the net in multitudes. Imagine a politician with so much authority commanding all his opponents to start voting for him?

When you think about the Holy Spirit, don’t limit yourself only to His ability to raise the dead and heal the sick. No! What about your money? Can’t the Holy Spirit make your money to come alive? If the Holy Spirit can make someone to grow a new eye or kidney can’t He also make your money to grow? Can’t He also give you business ideas? The Holy Spirit is your tomorrow’s advantage. You are not without help. You have an ability inside you.

When you speak as a Christian, your words are supposed to have effect. And your words can only have authority as much as the influence you have. The local Government doesn’t have the same authority as the Governor of the state. The more authority you have, the more control and influence you will have. The more authority you have the more you can control things in the spiritual realm. Why are some Christians praying and making declarations and nothing seems to be changing? It’s because they don’t have authority or they don’t know how to exercise the authority that God has given to them. If things are not changing for you as expected, don’t cry to God, take advantage of the authority that He has given to you already. Start from your level of faith and call forth things that be not as though they were. David didn’t become a King immediately after he was anointed by Saul. He was still a young boy then but he grew to become great. Before David built GOD a palace, God already gave him authority when he killed Goliath for God.

When a man’s season has arrived, nothing can stop it! This is your season. This is the year that God wants to restore you back to favor. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are no longer on the scene. Joshua and Caleb are no longer on the scene. You are the one on stage now – go ahead and demonstrate your faith in that situation because you have authority with God. Through your submission to Him, He will give you the AUTHORITY that you need. You will have special faith and the manifestation of faith will arise in you. As you demonstrate your faith, you will do what is needed because for every situation there’s a solution. You will do what is necessary.

A Governor is the degure authority but the Godfather is the defacto Governor. You are a Spiritual giant. You are a man or woman of authority. God has given you the gifts of working miracles. You will lay hands on the sick and they will get healed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Don’t let your situation or circumstances paralyze you. Whenever you’re in a difficult situation, stop complaining. Instead of asking, “What have I done, Lord? Why have you forsaken me?”, Ask yourself, “How would Jesus handle this?”. Exercise your faith and extract the maximum you could in that situation. Let every situation become an experience because when you know God, you will develop strength in the midst of whatever comes your way.

Father in the name of Jesus. I thank you for the authority that you have given to us. Thank you for the Gideon’s, the Joshua’s and the David’s that are reading this message. Help has come to them. They are free because your Word says so.

I pray for you today, you will not die in that situation. You will not be consumed by that mistake. You will not fail. That weapon fashioned against you will not prosper. God will restore you to favor again. Everything will work out right. Help will come when you need one. You have authority, you will decree a thing and it will come to pass. Stop crying. “Be strong! Be courageous! Do not be afraid of them! For the Lord your God will be with you. He will neither fail you nor forsake you” – Deuteronomy 31:6 (TLB).

In Him,
Ali Papa.

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