Who ARE You?
Who ARE you?
Luke 9:1-2 “Then Jesus called together the Twelve [apostles] and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases, 2 And He sent them out to announce and preach the kingdom of God and to bring healing.” ** Also found in Matthew 10:1, 5-8.
Luke 10:19 “19 Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.”
Two things we are given AUTHORITY and POWER over ALL the power of the enemy!
THAT POWER AND AUTHORITY enables us to do what according to what Jesus taught and demonstrated and released to the 12?
1. Trample upon physical and mental arrows of the enemy and over any other power the enemy might try to use against us. (It is why we have the HELMET of being saved from eternal condemnation and hell, delivered from snares and traps and captivities of the devil and his evil hordes of hell, healed from the curse upon mankind of sickness, diseases, infirmities that the devil plagues people with).
2. Power over the demons that are under satan and to cure diseases. (Obviously the demons have something to do with a “stronghold” when it comes to “diseases” and is why we are given power OVER the enemy and empowered to heal/cure people!)
3. Announce the Kingdom of God (this reminds me of “speaking life” to bring change! Proverbs 18:20-21 and is what JESUS did…it’s what JOHN the Baptist did because JESUS was and IS the Life!)
4. Preach the Kingdom of God (to publicly proclaim or teach; earnestly advocate a belief or course of action. Raise people up by equipping and training/teaching in other words).
5. BRING HEALING! (Since physical & mental/emotional healing has been mentioned previously, then what “healing” would Jesus be referencing here? Healing of the land, city, nation, earth this would mean “restoration” and JESUS came to RESTORE ALL THINGS!).
Colossians 1:20 “20 And God purposed that through ([q]by the service, the intervention of) Him [the Son] all things should be completely reconciled [r]back to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, as through Him, [the Father] made peace by means of the blood of His cross.”
II Corinthians 5:18 “18 But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him].”
AS born again, Holy Spirit filled followers of JESUS CHRIST…WE, according to the WORD OF GOD, have been given POWER and AUTHORITY of JESUS CHRIST!!!
The five points mentioned previously are the reason why look further in the WORD if you are not clearly and firmly convinced of this matter beloved.
Mark 16:15-18 “15 And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race]. 16 He who believes [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned. 17 And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; 18 They will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well.” AMPC
Matthew 28:18-20 “18And Yeshua spoke with them and he said to them, “All authority has been given to me in Heaven and in the earth; in the manner in which my Father has sent me, I am sending you.”* 19“Therefore go disciple all the nations and baptize them in the name of The Father and The Son and The Spirit of Holiness.” 20“And instruct them to keep everything whatever I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you every day, even unto the end of time. Amen”*”Aramaic NT
JESUS sent His anointing to every believer, the anointing? ** See I John 2:27**
Holy Spirit! HE IS THE POWER that comes in us to help us to be changed and transformed into the likeness/reborn of JESUS, Heavenly Father and Holy Spirit. MADE NEW….remember II Corinthians 5:17?
“17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!” AMPC
BUT it didn’t stop there…. read on: “18 But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him]. 19 It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but cancelling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor). 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God.” II Corinthians 5:18-20 AMPC
THIS…BELOVED ONES, IS “WHO WE ARE” in Christ Jesus!!!
SO…if you are not having “VICTORY” in your life there are a few things to be addressed and while it may “offend” some, it is the truth and TRUTH sets you free!
- ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? HOLY SPIRIT FILLED?
- DO YOU BELIEVE THE WHOLE WORD OF GOD AND EVERYTHING JESUS DID AND SAID…BELIEVE AS IN TRUST IN, ACT UPON, CHOOSE TO LIVE AS A BELIEF SYSTEM WHAT JESUS SAID, AND WHO HE WAS AND IS?
If “YES” is your answer to these questions then here is the conclusion beloved.
You either lack a maturity in your faith and understanding, or perhaps have been indoctrinated with wrong doctrines of religious belief systems, or even doctrines of demons and have not been taught or trained in the ways of God and the operation of His Heavenly Kingdom. Immaturity.
The other reasons you may not have victory is you really do not really deep down, believe (trust, act upon or speak truth consistently out of your mouth)…basically is “unbelief”.
Last reason, and most dangerous is flat out rebellion…you just do not DO what you KNOW to do!
Both “unbelief” and “rebellion” is sin beloved. Immaturity is not sin, it just means there are areas where there has not been a revelation of truth in the heart (mind, will & emotions) to set you free from the strongholds of lies and deceptions of the enemy that have held you captive in some way of thinking, speaking and acting.
You cannot “blame” anyone for any reason because if you are an adult you have a mind of your own, so then… the question truly would be, is your “mind” submitted to the “mind of Christ”?
There are times when leaders, friends and even family are pulled away and you may “feel” abandoned. Is it that our Heavenly Father is pulling a cruel trick upon you? NO beloved it is most certainly NOT! In fact, it is because OF His great love that HE is wanting you to pull closer to HIM!! Instead of “leaning on people”. You cannot learn HIS wonderful attributes personally in a personal relationship with Him if you do not have “personal” experiences that do not involve others input or reasoning’s!!!
This may be hard for some of you to chew on but it is the Truth and if you can swallow it…you will be able to hear and walk in a much easier and joyful, peace filled way on you life journey. IF you resist…it may only get harder. See, Heavenly Father is GOOD all the time and HE only wants what is best for each of us. A good Father never gives a child everything they “want” because, not everything they “want” is good FOR them!
Jeremiah 29:11 “1 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.”
THAT is what our Heavenly Father wants for each one of HIS children and know you are never alone, nor abandoned. Jesus promised HE would NEVER leave, nor abandon us!
HOLY SPIRIT is our “seal” of promise! Go and read that for yourself in the Word…what? Did you think I was going to put that one up for you? NO beloved, it is time for YOU to look them up for yourself and SEE it so you know where it is and let Holy Spirit teach you about it!
THERE is more on the wonderful things we “GET” to do by empowerment of Holy Spirit found in some of Great Commission which actually is His blessing to ALL who follow after JESUS, as well as His commandment to us, for us to obey!
May you be blessed and have a wonderful weekend beloved ones of the LORD!