The Authority of the Believer (03 – It’s Voice Activated)

So you have all this authority on planet earth!  You have the same authority as Jesus Christ.  Well, how can we use this authority to change the world?  The answer is so simple – it is voice-activated.

Jesus explains it so clearly in Mark 11.23:

For truly I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatever he said. (Mark 11.23)

So when the mountains are in your way – and a mountain is anything in your path stopping you from doing all God has called you to do – then you have to speak to the mountain.

One of the biggest problems that Christians cause for themselves is that they don’t speak to the mountain, they speak to God about the mountain!  Now I am not against speaking to God – you should pray, you should fellowship with, worship, praise, thank, ask, love God all the time.  It’s important!  You should also listen to God and the wisdom He wants to share with you.

So next time you are sick (sickness is a huge mountain.  It’s not from God and it’s not God’s will), don’t have a chat with God about the sickness.  Don’t moan to God, complain to God and whine at God about the sickness.  No – you have authority.  You are not a beggar, you are a king.

So you tell the sickness in no uncertain terms: “Oi sickness, leave my body right now, in Jesus’ name”.  And it will!

You might be a bit awkward speaking to a sickness, or a debt, or a situation.  But remember Jesus spoke to a fever, He spoke to trees, He spoke to storms and wind and rain.  He told us to speak to trees and to mountains.  It’s not the Lord that is making you feel embarrassed – it’s the world.  So step above that feeling and command some things.  Let’s use our authority in Christ with our words today.

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