Topic: Power vs Authority I
(Open Heaven 6 January 2020)
Memorise: “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” – Genesis 1:28
Read: Luke 10:19-21 (KJV)
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Bible in One Year: Job 10-13
Open Heaven 6 January 2020 Monday MESSAGE:
In science, we learnt that power is the ability to do work. It is the ability to get things done. Authority on the other hand is the right to get something done. To illustrate this, let’s say you lost your car key and then got someone to force it open. That person has ‘power’. However, you need to stay with the fellow while he is opening your car because if the police finds him there, he could get arrested, but with you present, you can prove that the car is yours and that you authorised him to open it.
Now, going by our illustration, who would you rather be – the fellow who has the power or the one with the authority?
It is quite unfortunate that many Christians are satisfied with just having power. They boast about how the devil no longer torments them. This is good, but why should you stop there when Jesus said that you are capable of so much more? Mark 16:17-18 says:
“17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
As a believer, you are not only meant to be healthy, you are meant to have so much authority over sicknesses and diseases that once they feel your touch, they would vanish immediately.
You may have the power of divine health, but perhaps you don’t yet have the authority to make someone else healthy. Receive that authority now in the mighty name of Jesus. You may have the power to make wealth, but not yet the authority to cause someone else to get his/her financial breakthrough. Receive that authority now in the mighty name of Jesus.
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Open Heaven 6 January 2020 Monday Prayer Point:
Pray for spiritual authority over the mountains and challenges of your life.
Open Heaven 6 January 2020 Monday Hymn 1: All Hail The Pow’r
1 All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
Crown Him Lord of all!
2 Crown Him, ye martyrs of your God
Who from His altar call;
Extol the Stem of Jesse’s rod,
3 Hail Him, ye heirs of David’s line,
Whom David Lord did call;
The God incarnate. Man Divine;
4 Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
Ye ransomed from the fall,
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
5 Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
The wormwood and the gall,
Go, spread your trophies at His feet.
6 Let every kindred, every tribe,
On this terrestrial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe,
7 O that with yonder sacred throng
We at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,