Saturday, January 7, 2017

Authority you do not use is Victory you will not have

Authority you do not use is Victory you will not have
I used to think God postponed Adam's death on the day he sinned. Actually, Adam did die that day. His physical body lived on for 930 years, but his spirit died. That is what Jesus calls death--  Separation from God. 

His oneness with the Father was broken. He lost that sweet fellowship with God Who had come to walk with him in the garden each day. He lost his crown of dominion (Psalm 8:5). He lost his garment of light, (Psalm 104: 2; Isa. 61:10;). He was naked and ashamed.  

From that day on, all mankind has been born separated from the Father and spiritually dead (Col. 2:13; Eph. 2: 1-3). Their only way to have any relationship with God was through the blood sacrifice of animals. In Gen. 3:21, God made a garment of animal skin to cover their sin. 

When we receive Christ, we are spiritually reborn because of His perfect blood which paid the ultimate price and legally satisfied Heaven's justice. God becomes our spiritual Father (Heb. 12:9). Not only are we cleansed of all unrighteousness, We get back our garment of light (Christ's robe of righteousness, Isa. 61:10). We have a crown reserved for us in heaven. We also get back our dominion on earth, which is our authority over the god of this world and prince of the power of the air now at work in the sons of disobedience (Luke 10:19).

Authority you do not know is yours and do not use is victory you will not have. The first commandment was to be fruitful, multiply and take dominion over the earth. Note. Satan was already there in the Garden. Adam had the legal right to command the creep to leave (Gen. 1:26). He gave up his dominion that day and Satan became god of this world according Jesus in 2  Cor. 4:4; Luke 4: 5.

Heavenly Father, I thank You for teaching me how to overcome the darkness that tries to steal Your plan for my life. I exercise my authority over the enemy and command him to leave my garden where You walk with me. In the Name of Jesus, I command you Satan to get out! Thank you Jesus for shedding Your blood on the cross for me and restoring my dominion over the earth. Amen. 

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