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Getting Your Authority Back Part #3-Authority Given BACK to Man 6-28-09

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Getting Your Authority Back #3:

Authority Given BACK to Man


Been Talkinb about role of Authority in our lives as a believer

Regroup former messages

·                    Restate definitions

·                    When operating PROPERLY in Authority God intended

·                    Freedom—joy—strength—peace

Authority will be COMPLETED

·                    Rev 11:15

 “cThe kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of dHis 1Christ; and eHe will reign forever and ever.” [1]

I Cor 15:2 23But here is the order of events. Christ is the first of those who rise from the dead. When he comes back, those who belong to him will be raised. 24Then the end will come. Christ will destroy all rule, authority and power. He will hand over the kingdom to God the Father.

25Christ must rule until he has put all his enemies under his control. 26The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27Scripture says that God “has put everything under his control.” (Psalm 8:6) It says that “everything” has been put under him. But it is clear that this does not include God himself, who puts everything under Christ. 28When he has done that, the Son also will be under God’s rule. God puts everything under the Son. In that way, God will be all in all.

We’re going to wrap this up today—

·                    What I want to talk about are some of the ways God has released

·                    Authority BACK into our Lives—how to let it operate

So what are some WAYS God has Given us AUTHORITY?

·                    How is it suppose to work in our lives as believers?

·                    What is this treasure?

·                    How do we access it?

Going to talk about areas of authority

·                    How to move into it—operate in life

·                    Potential—electrical term—potential in circuit


o       Use ‘FLIP THE SWITCH’ Throughout Teaching!!!!!

Authority to Overcome the Power of the Evil One

·                    Anybody feel overpowered by the evil one??

·                    I have need to learn how to access this and use it

·                    Luke 10:19

19 Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.[2]

19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.[3]

19 Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. [4]

·                    Authority overcome evil one’s power in our lives

·                    We CAN overcome it in our lives!

o       Repent of Sin

o       Surrender to God—Follow him

o       Be filled with Spirit—Acts 1:8

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you[5]

·                    We can FORGIVE

o       When we forgive—reflect nature of God

o       When not forgiving—reflect nature of evil one

o       Blocks our own forgiveness

We overcome power of evil by OBEYING

·                    Obedience breaks power of enemy

o       Remember Abraham/Isaac; Remember Gideon

Rev 11:12 11     They overcame him

by the blood of the Lamb

and by the word of their testimony;

they did not love their lives so much

as to shrink from death.

12     Therefore rejoice, you heavens

and you who dwell in them!


·                    Blood of lamb

·                    Testimony

·                    Selling OUT—

o       Loving HIM more than life

§        Jesus said, I lay my life down—pick it up

§        We can lay our lives down to follow Him

§        And as we DO—OVERCOME (examples . . )

Authority Over Sin

Gen 4: 7—sin is crouching at the door. zIts desire is for3 you, but you must rule over it.” [7]

God gave challenge to CAIN—

·                    Temptation lurking

·                    You have a choice—you can give in or rule

·                    World says, ‘GIVE UP’

·                    God says, ‘I can give you STRENGTH

You see, YOU ARE not in this alone

I John 4:4 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.[8]

“I don’t have to let that THING into my life!”   

·                    God’s given me this gift of FREE WILL

·                    Self Control

·                    REBELLION—point it the RIGHT direction

Stand FAST

·                    Gal 5:1 Stand a1fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a byoke of bondage.[9]



·                    But we gotta RULE over this THING

Seated with Christ—Ephesians

Ephesians 1:  22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills

everything in every way.


Eph 2:4  4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesu[11]

·                    Under His Feet Scriptures—regarding sin

Romans Verse Regarding Ruling??

Romans 8:9  9 But you are not ruled by your sinful selves. You are ruled by the Spirit[12]

·                    NCV

Would Think it’s a walk in the park

·                    But it’s a PROCESS

o       Gotta repent

o       Gotta surrender

Authority To Persevere and Advance

·                    Kingdom Suffers Violence. 

Matt 11:12 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it[13]

There is a FORCEFUL nature to the Kingdom of God

·                     To advance in our lives

·                     It will take FORCE—turn to neighbor—gonna have to PUSH!

·                     There is a pressing IN to God

    • You press into ME—I’ll press Into YOU

·                     A leaning IN to Him--pressing THROUGH the obstacle

·                     That causes the Kingdom to ADVANCE in our lives

We lay HOLD of it when we lean IN to it

Many times we 'see the vision' of the Kingdom of God

·                     But unless we make a choice to say, "I will forcefully Lay HOLD of this thing God is doing"

·                     We see the vision from a distance

·                     But never LAY HOLD of it.


Other thought about the Kingdom of God:

The Kingdom of God will always feel 'counter culture' to what we expect

·                     It will rock our world--even our religious expectations

·                     But we need to allow it to forcefully advance in our lives

·                     Defying the status quo

·                     And leading us into fresh life

Authority To Demolish Strongholds

Address SPIRITUAL Strongholds

·                    Our authority much more than resist enemy

·                    Impart the Love of King

II Cor 10

3I do live in the world. But I don’t fight my battles the way the people of the world do. 4The weapons I fight with are not the weapons the world uses. In fact, it is just the opposite. My weapons have the power of God to destroy the camps of the enemy.

5I destroy every claim and every reason that keeps people from knowing God. I keep every thought under control in order to make it obey Christ. 6Until you have obeyed completely, I will be ready to punish you every time you don’t obey.


We have authority in God

·                    We just don’t battle WORLD’s Battle

·                    Dealing with Spiritual realm

o       Power to DEMOLISH strongholds (define)

o       So people can be FREE

o       Cave—Dutch Sheets

o       Stronghold—pride—scheme

I have seen personal applications

·                    Over your family—WHO

·                    POTENTIAL—Flip the SWITCH!!!

·                    Exercise authority—right now

·                    Young Life Camp—what’s happening at camps

Authority to Bring the Decree of the King on the Land

·                    Ambassador!

·                    When we pray Kingdom Come will be done

    • WE DEMOLISH strongholds * Invited to welcome reign of King into world

Practical Example

Haggai 2:23

23 “ ‘On that day,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”


The signet ring of the king sealed every royal decree

·                     The Ring was treasured--precious

·                     The king WORE it-- it went whereever HE went

·                     It was protected-- for it carried the AUTHORITY of the King

Signet Ring:   define

·                     Greater p;lace of intimacy with me

·                     As you ehar my Heart/voice

·                     Know the HEART

·                     I will send you OUT with AUTHORITY!

It was INTIMATE part of King’s life

·                     I’m bringing you into greater Intimacy

·                     In the throne room

·                     King’s decree/authority

I want to TAKE you into inner chamber

·                    I want you to hear my thoughts

·                    THEN you can represent my HEART

I’m putting my AUTHORITY on you

·                     You will be my ambassadors

·                     You carry the King’s decree

·                     Authority

There is an authority in God

·                     That He decrees--proclaims through His people

·                     Let your Kingdom Come-- your Will be Done on earth as it is in heaven

·                     Is a prayer of the signet ring

·                     It is a prayer of the authority of the Kingdom of light

·                     Destroying the Kingdom of darkness

·                     Personal Application

·                     Examples

·                     Prayer—scripture—

·                     Anyone in Christ—NEW creation—old things gone—all things . .

·                     “Not a #. . .” Testimony?????

Authority to Reconcile/Heal the Land/People


·                    Ministry of Reconciliation

2 Cor 5:17

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sina for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.


2643 καταλλαγή [katallage /kat·al·lag·ay/] n f. From 2644; TDNT 1:258; TDNTA 40; GK 2903; Four occurrences; AV translates as “reconciliation” twice, “atonement” once, and “reconciling” once. 1 exchange. 1a of the business of money changers, exchanging equivalent values. 2 adjustment of a difference, reconciliation, restoration to favour. 2a in the NT of the restoration of the favour of God to sinners that repent and put their trust in the expiatory death of Christ.


We can go where there is injustice—bring mercy/forgiveness

·                    Develop


Compel them—House will be full—Authority to WIN the Lost????

Luke 14:23 23 “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full. [18]

·                    “Follow Me and I will make You Fishers of Men”

·                    Part of the DNA of a believer

·                    Is to reach others

·                    Compel them to come in—draw them in

Reach out—ministry of reconciliation


·                    We’ve been given AUTHORITY to do this

o       How could God use me


·                    Spirit of Lord on me—freedom to prisoners (luke 4/Is 61)—greater works than I have done

Personal Application:

·                    Activated/released

·                    Awake to the Harvest—alive to God’s purposes

Authority To Operate in Blessing

·                    Operate in RECEIVING it

o       It’s our inheritance

·                    Able to IMPART blessing--

·                    Blessed to be a blessing—Genesis 12:2

o       Power of blessing

o       One of our CHIEF mandates

o       Operate in BLESSING the World


Authority Activated through the Church



Personal Application

·                    Develop


c Rev 12:10

d Ps 2:2; Acts 4:26

1 I.e. Messiah

e Ex 15:18; Dan 2:44; 7:14, 27; Luke 1:33

[1]New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Re 11:15). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

[2]Tyndale House Publishers. (2004). Holy Bible : New Living Translation. "Text edition"--Spine. (2nd ed.) (Lk 10:19). Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers.

[3]The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Lk 10:19). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

[4]Tyndale House Publishers. (2004). Holy Bible : New Living Translation. "Text edition"--Spine. (2nd ed.) (Lk 10:19). Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers.

[5]The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Ac 1:8). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

[6]The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Re 12:11-12). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

z ch. 3:16

3 Or against

[7]The Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001 (Ge 4:7). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

[8]The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (1 Jn 4:4). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

a Phil. 4:1

1 NU For freedom Christ has made us free; stand fast therefore, and

b Acts 15:10; Gal. 2:4

[9]The New King James Version. 1982 (Ga 5:1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[10]The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Eph 1:22-23). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

[11]The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Eph 2:4-7). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

[12]The Everyday Bible : New Century Version. 2005 (Ro 8:9). Nashville, TN.: Thomas Nelson, Inc.

[13]The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Mt 11:12). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

[14]New International Reader's Version. 1998 (1st ed.) (2 Co 10:3-6). Zondervan.

[15]The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Hag 2:23). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

a Or be a sin offering

[16]The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (2 Co 5:17-21). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

n n: noun or neuter

f f: feminine

TDNT Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

TDNTA Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[17]Strong, J. (1996). The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.) (G2643). Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship.

[18]The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Lk 14:23). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

[19]New International Reader's Version. 1998 (1st ed.) (1 Co 15:23-28). Zondervan.

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