POWER AND AUTHORITY (Part one)

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

The great shifts of mankind behaviour allude us to the coming of Jesus of Nazareth, Son of the living God—who became the Son of Man—to win it all back. He won it all back. Because the abdication of the throne occurred through the sin of Adam, it could only be undone through the atonement for those sins. Through his life of total obedience to the Father, through His perfect atonement for our sins by way of his cross and death, Jesus totally disarmed Satan and all those fallen angels like the Prince of the Persian kingdom: You will recall that He snatched the keys of death and hell from Satan and declared that He is alive forevermore?

God forgave us all our sins, having cancelled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. — Colossians 2:13–15 We have just demonstrated it a few days ago. Something we called Easter and is noted on the Christian calendar.

God the Father, in partnership with the Son, “disarmed the powers and authorities.” The evil works and spirits of man that tries to overthrow the leadership of the church.  Paul refers to them as foul spirits of various rank:

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. — Ephesians 6:12

Today those same forces are not far from the church but are right inside sitting next to you waiting for the slightest moment to disrupt, divide and cause asunder. The sad thing is all that bad behaviour is done in the name of serving God and “I am my brother keeper”.

By the cross our Father and Jesus caught the enemy totally off guard, undermined his claims, disarmed the authority of his stolen throne; the evil one and all his allies have lost their right to hold dominion, and that right has been given to Jesus: Hallelujah. The enemy was so astonished that he continues to use men and women in the church to continue his work. They are blinded by the truth and believe that all is well. That same power of destruction is handed to the church in Matthew 28. Jesus said all power, yes, ALL POWER and then He told the church to GO. Hallelujah. Can you take a moment to praise the Lord with me?

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. — Philippians 2:8–11

You must first humble yourself and wait because power will not come by walking through a door and then exit. Brethren, it is not what we do but how it is done and there is a requirement that God expects of us to fulfil. 

TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW …..

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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