The Promise of the Believers Authority in the Earth
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Lesson Objective:To provide a brief introduction to the relationship of righteousness and the believers authority in the earth.
1. How righteousness creates authority for the believer
B. Righteousness is as established lifestyle based upon an internal transformation which creates outward manifestations that reflect His presence.
Scripture References: Rom. 1:16-17 KJV
Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.
2. Authority was given to Adam Gen. 1:26-28
A. Adam forfeits Authority through sin, giving satan control. Gen 2:15-17; 3:1-8.
B. The world suffers when believers do not exercise authority. 2Cor 4:3-4
2Cor 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
2Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
C. Jesus restores manís right to exercise his authority. Rom 5:17
Rom 5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
3. Jesus delegates authority to the believers
We have authority in both the spiritual and natural realms in all matters pertaining to Godís will for our lives.
A. Manís Authority covers 3 areas
a. Satan: Luke 10:17-19
b. Self: ICor. 9:27; Rom 8:1
c. Situations: Mark 4:35-41
B. Authority is released with the words of your mouth
a. Jesus in the wilderness. Matt 4:1-11
b. Jesus quiets the storm. Luke 8:22-25
Scripture References: Luke 10:17, ICor. 9:27, Rom 8:1, Mark 4:35-41, Matt 4:1-11, Luke 8:22-25 KJV
Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
1Cor 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Mar 4:35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
Mar 4:36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
Mar 4:37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
Mar 4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
Mar 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Mar 4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
Mar 4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Matt 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
Matt 4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
Matt 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
Matt 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Matt 4:5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
Matt 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Matt 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Matt 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
Matt 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Matt 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Matt 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Luke 8:22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
Luke 8:23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
Luke 8:24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.Luke 8:25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
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