As Though They Are

This morning I was praying for a friend who lost her home in a fire caused by a lightning strike. As I was crying and praying for her, her husband, and her children, the Lord spoke this to my spirit. I’m sharing it because I know we all experience times where we struggle to make sense of circumstances. Before we dip down into defeat, it’s important to remember that God has given believers authority to create with our words, just as He did when he spoke the world into existence.

Here’s what he said:

“Do not forget that you carry the power of the Risen Savior on the inside of you.

No situation is hopeless.

No future is bleak.

No problem is too great.

No mountain is too high.

You are called. You are chosen. You will declare those things that are not yet as they will be and by the power of Me inside of you, they will come to pass.

Set a guard over your mouth because you birth what you speak. I’ve called you to speak:

-hope

-restoration

-miracles

-promises

My Word; spoken into the depths of hopelessness, sorrow, and despair.

New life. My goodness shines through the darkness of this world. My glory is made manifest through you.”

The Lord took me to Acts 2:14 where the Holy Spirit was given at Pentecost. Not a lot of churches believe and teach the baptism of the holy spirit. The holy spirit enables us to walk in new levels of authority and boldness (but I think of this more as godly confidence or GODFIDENCE) by the power and revelation given to us through our deeper relationship with Jesus by praying in tongues and by the daily reading and application of the Bible. It’s a lifelong journey of training, discipline, and doing more listening than talking to God. That said, when he presents us with opportunities, we can draw from his power to speak life into dead situations. To speak hope into hopeless situations. To believe for the impossible. To believe for the miraculous. The Lord is calling us up to a greater level of intimacy to be equipped with a greater measure of authority.

The definition of authority means the power to give orders or make decisions : the power or right to direct or control someone or something.

Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over ALL the power[ability] of the enemy, and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you.” There are two very important words in this verse. The first is the word ALL. We have been given authority over ALL the works of the devil, no matter how big and intimidating they may seem. The second is the word, NOTHING. Nothing shall harm us. We do not have to be afraid of anything the devil does! This also implies that if we do not use the authority that Jesus has given us, the devil will harm us. Therefore, we must use the authority that Jesus has given to us.

I pray that this reminds you of the holy power you carry to speak a word and change a situation for someone- for the better or for worse. And I pray you give yourself the gift of going into the presence of God daily, reading his word, and knowing him more intimately so that you may begin to declare what he wants you to say.

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