He listened to the voice of the Lord and spoke the very words of God. In His earthly ministry, Jesus said such things as “Be thou made whole.” “Take up your bed and walk.” It was perfectly obvious to everyone that Jesus had authority. How do we then live and walk in this power and authority? “OUR AUTHORITY IN CHRIST” – JULY 2018 Page 1 of 5 “HelpingPeople Change Their Lives for God’sKingdom Purpose” "OUR AUTHORITY IN CHRIST" Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier Bishop Edward A. Smith INTRODUCTION TO LESSON Life Group Lesson Objective: Understanding the Power and Authority we have in Christ. As I was punching the pages for binding some Acts 29 workbooks on walking in the power of the Holy Spirit, I suddenly lost all strength in my right hand and wrist. We understand from our last session that the world we live in has two realms—the natural and the spiritual. It’s now up to us to rise up and begin to use it! 1. An interesting thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. 1. So let’s define power and authority. God’s power is in His Word. The word “Keys” (kleis in the Greek) means power and authority. choose to walk in the plan He has ordained for our lives. God has put His power under our authority, and we are responsible for using it. If you want to speak with authority, spend time with God, listening to his voice. Here are five reasons believers don't walk in the power and authority they have in Christ. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you with a sure word—and the power of heaven will be behind it. 2. Establishing authority is different from hermeneutics. Peter and John stood on their authority to heal the lame man (Acts 3:1-8). 28:18,19) God has done all that He needed to do in restoring authority back in this earth to His family. Walking In The Authority of Jesus Christ By Paul D. Norcross God's blessings to you in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ. Jesus tells us to speak God’s Word and heal the sick (Luke 9:2). When there is a head-on conflict between the power of the enemy and the power of God, the power of the enemy will lose every time. Establishing Authority and God's Commands Lesson Two Allan McNabb BibleStudyGuide.org 4 allan@biblestudyguide.org Establishing Authority and God's Commands A. Jesus spoke and acted with God-given authority. He is upholding all things by the word of His power (Heb. There is a difference between power and authority and as a Christian, it is important that we understand both. #7 – WE CAN MINISTER AND WALK FROM A POINT OF AUTHORITY. All the authority that had been given to Jesus was for the benefit of the church. Last summer, on July 25, 2016, Karen, Abby and I were in Orange Beach, AL to attend a dear friend’s ministry board meeting that Karen and I serve on. We have a powerful enemy, but as powerful as he is, he must yield to our authority in Christ, if we understand that we have it and choose to walk in it. You need to learn to minister and walk from a point of authority. I am writing you today to tell you God has keys for you. We decided to go on a prayer walk that morning on the beach. We are the Lord’s instrument of war (Jeremiah 51:20). He begins with the preaching of the Cross that encourages us to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Our daily lives should be so near to God’s heart that when we see the present spiritual decline we can say with authority, “This ought not to be.” God’s feelings ought to be ours, especially right now. We see an example in the New Testament of how to walk in our authority. The Lord Jesus Christ has delegated power and authority to trample the enemy (Luke 10: 19) in His Name (Luke 10: 17) and possess the Kingdom of God on the earth by force (Matthew 11: 12). against the forces of evil that are spirit-persons, but persons nonetheless. This is the key. 1:3). There is no authority in that. That “something” was authority. God looks for a way to approach each of us in order to present His personal plan for our lives. If we accept Jesus, we take our first step into the plan God predes- Sin. This power of attorney gives to the believer access to that “all authority… God-given authority Mark 11:27-12:12.