This is the key. He is upholding all things by the word of His power (Heb. God’s power is in His Word. 2. 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). God has put His power under our authority, and we are responsible for using it. That “something” was authority. Peter and John stood on their authority to heal the lame man (Acts 3:1-8). 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. It was perfectly obvious to everyone that Jesus had authority. He begins with the preaching of the Cross that encourages us to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. How do we then live and walk in this power and authority? Walking In The Authority of Jesus Christ By Paul D. Norcross God's blessings to you in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ. Jesus spoke and acted with God-given authority. If you want to speak with authority, spend time with God, listening to his voice. 1. Establishing Authority and God's Commands Lesson Two Allan McNabb BibleStudyGuide.org 4 allan@biblestudyguide.org Establishing Authority and God's Commands A. Sin. We understand from our last session that the world we live in has two realms—the natural and the spiritual. There is a difference between power and authority and as a Christian, it is important that we understand both. Establishing authority is different from hermeneutics. “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. 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. God-given authority Mark 11:27-12:12. We decided to go on a prayer walk that morning on the beach. In His earthly ministry, Jesus said such things as “Be thou made whole.” “Take up your bed and walk.” He listened to the voice of the Lord and spoke the very words of God. It’s now up to us to rise up and begin to use it! 28:18,19) God has done all that He needed to do in restoring authority back in this earth to His family. If we accept Jesus, we take our first step into the plan God predes- Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you with a sure word—and the power of heaven will be behind it. This power of attorney gives to the believer access to that “all authority… All the authority that had been given to Jesus was for the benefit of the church. Here are five reasons believers don't walk in the power and authority they have in Christ. So let’s define power and authority. I am writing you today to tell you God has keys for you. 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. God looks for a way to approach each of us in order to present His personal plan for our lives. There is no authority in that. You need to learn to minister and walk from a point of authority. choose to walk in the plan He has ordained for our lives. We are the Lord’s instrument of war (Jeremiah 51:20). Jesus tells us to speak God’s Word and heal the sick (Luke 9:2). We see an example in the New Testament of how to walk in our authority. 1:3). 1. An interesting thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. 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. 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