Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bold Authority

I'm sitting here thinking about boldness and authority. Not authority that we hold over others to get them to obey our will, but the authority that Jesus gives by His Holy Spirit to those who obey Him.

Ephesians 3:12 NLT
Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God's presence.
Because of the fact that God called us and we answered yes, we get the privelege of BOLDLY coming to His presence. There are liars that whisper in my ear that I must tiptoe around God because He is so great, they are the one's who tiptoe around Him because their time is limited. God said I get to come boldly to Him.

Mark 3:15 NLT
giving them authority to cast out demons.
Because I belong to Jesus, He gives me authority to cast them out. I only need to believe in what He has said and obey to have the freedom He has promised.
1 Corinthians 15:27 NLT
For the Scriptures say, "God has put all things under his authority." (Of course, when it says "all things are under his authority," that does not include God himself, who gave Christ his authority.)

ALL things are under His authority. Me, my family, the demons who lie in my ear and try to derail me from His purpose. They will not win for they are already defeated!!! When I remain under His authority, I have authority over my enemies. I have authority over those things that would try to destroy me and my family and those I love.

2 Corinthians 10:8 NLT
I may seem to be boasting too much about the authority given to us by the Lord. But our authority builds you up; it doesn't tear you down. So I will not be ashamed of using my authority.
In using the authority that God has given to His people, we are built up--encouraged, made stronger--in Him. We gain by using what He has given to us! The authority we have is not to oppress or manipulate or harrass people, but is authority over the spiritual things that are set against the LORD God!

Mark 11:28 NLT
They demanded, "By what authority are you doing all these things? Who gave you the right to do them?"
JESUS said HE gave us the right, because we belong to Him. I officially renounce the lie that I bought a couple years ago that derailed me and made me question who I was to be so bold before God and demand the demons flee! I have the authority by God who gave it to me.

Acts 4:31 NLT
After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.
It is His Holy Spirit who gives power, boldness and authority!

Acts 18:26 NLT
When Priscilla and Aquila heard him preaching boldly in the synagogue, they took him aside and explained the way of God even more accurately.

This is what I'm called to do! It was said in our prophetic word that just like Priscilla and Aquilla, we would "expound the word of the LORD more perfectly to those who don't quite understand."
Psalm 8:6 NLT
You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority—

The answer to the question above...God gives the authority.
Proverbs 29:2 NLT
When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan

There will be much rejoicing when all God's people realize their authority and do not back down to the intimidation of the enemy. He taunts, but cannot bite unless we step into his territory.

Luke 10:17-20
17 When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, "Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!"
18 "Yes," he told them, "I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!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.20 But don't rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven."

Because MY name is written upon His hand.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Lately, I've been longing for more. More than what currently is. I believe that God wants so much more for us as His children than we give ourselves.

I used to go to meetings at Narcotics Anonymous. One of the things that I'm finding missing from my life today is the openness of the meetings. In a meeting, when it was your turn to share, you could speak what you needed to was your story, your recovery, your way to process this life. I miss that.

I have another group that I go to, but I feel a pressure to be polite, to be socially appropriate. Where in the Bible was Jesus socially appropriate? Where did He not speak the truth in love and not say things that may offend? The enemy of my soul has the church so blind to how Jesus really was and how we are to be. We are to be REAL!!!

Emotions are real and loving God with all we are includes processing things emotionally, rationally, spiritually. You cannot separate one from the other or you do not love wholeheartedly.

I believe that when Jesus walked the earth, those with him experienced life in all its variety. They laughed together, cried together, faced fear together, rejoiced together. They were together.

I'm longing for the togetherness that allows us to grow with each other in all the deep areas and messy stuff of life. That's how Jesus was when He was here, that's how I want to be for others. I want to be real and not hide behind the mask of "polite" anymore. I want to be bold and not hide behind "fear" anymore. I want to live out loud and shout from the roof tops that JESUS IS COMING BACK SOON!

Friday, July 16, 2010

feels like crying...

and doesn't know why. I've prayed. I've repented. I've pleaded. I've worshipped. I've read. and I still feel like crying.