Living the Word of God

Like Father, Like Son(s)

As Christians, we are called to be Christ like. Throughout the New Testament there are many examples of our Lord Jesus in action and examples of the compassion that flowed through Him to teach, heal and deliver people from all the power of the enemy. One must reason with themselves and wonder how Jesus did all these miraculous signs when He walked this earth as a man. Guess what? When the Lord did these things as a man, He did it to show us that we, as mere men, can do what He, the Lord Jesus Christ did when He walked the earth as a man. It’s time for us to grow up as Christians and walk in the power and authority giving us by the Lord Jesus Christ.

Understand this:

Jesus said: “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19

Because the bible was translated from Hebrew or Greek to English, some things are lost in the translation. Just translating the word “power” in this scripture shows you your authority to put the devil in check.

According to Strong’s Concordance, the first “power” means the power of authority (influence) and of right (privilege) over the devil. Translated from the Greek ενέργεια means energy, action, power, act, effect, acting. All matter is derived from “light” a force within you of energy sent out through the words you speak.

 

Just as a police has authority to uphold the law, you as a Christian have been giving authority over the devil to stop him from wreaking havoc in any and everybody’s life that you come into contact with by what you say to the situation.

The second “power” means inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth. In other words you also have the ability. Translated from the Greek ισχύς means power, force, strength, might, mightiness. Not only do you have the power but you also have the authority to stop the devil in every situation.

 

You have to release the power [of the Holy Spirit] within you through your words. As you speak words to bind or cast out the demons which are controlling others, the supernatural force of “light” energy which comes from God, goes forth in your words to achieve the God’s intended purpose God established in those words you speak. Everything that does not drive someone to do what’s good in any given situation is from an evil spirit which must be stopped. Since it is a spiritual battle, the only way to defeat those spirits is with your words.

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the WORD OF HIS POWER. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3 ESV

In other words, we as Christians must step up to the plate and allow compassion to flow out of us to help others who are being tormented by evil spirits by using the words we speak to arrest the negative situations and bring them into subjection to the good that encompasses the love of God the Father.

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. Luke 10:19 NLT

Having faith in just one scripture should send you out with the Holy Ghost and fire helping all those who you come into contact with on a healing and deliverance mission.

Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. YOU MAY ASK ME FOR ANYTHING IN MY NAME, AND I WILL DO IT. John 14:11-14 NIV

If you took some alone time and meditated upon these truths, you will begin to see the trust God has placed in us by allowing us to speak His Word in every given situation. One must ask what keeps us from doing so – SIN.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:13 This scripture, taken from what is known as the Lord’s prayer is said in a different way as taken from the New Living Translation

And don’t let us yield to temptation,
but rescue us from the evil one.

You have the power to resist the devil’s temptations and stand firm throughout all sin keeping you strengthened in the Power of God the Father living without the condemnation that comes from the sin nature that dominates your senses when you become selfish.

You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”Gen 4:7 NLT

When you sin, you have a guilty feeling and most people hide from God and stop doing “good” things because of the condemnation associated with the sin. God gave us this example early in the Bible to show us that we do have the ability to resist sin. Sin comes as a result of our desires to have something that we ourselves want faster than waiting for God to give it to us. It becomes sin because when we want it we will do anything to get it regardless of who we have to hurt to get it. Then when we get it, we feel guilty because it doesn’t amount to all that and that we could have waited to get those things in God’s timing, the right way, without all the guilt associated with doing something wrong to get it.

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.1st Corinthians 10:13 NLT

We must allow God to give us the things we need in life. In fact, if you determine within yourself that if God doesn’t give it to you, then you don’t need it attitude, you will find yourself allowing God to use you in greater situations helping more people because you took “you” and your desires out of the situation and trusted in God and His timing to bless you.

You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. Hebrews 10:36 NIV

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