You and I live in a troubled world. Jesus told us, in the world we will have tribulations. Paul wrote Timothy and said, in the last days perilous times will come. Facing the inevitable difficulties can bring much fear. So much so, that people will not leave their house, travel on a plane, or touch things for concern of catching a disease. Jesus said in Luke 10:19, "Behold I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
The authority Jesus is talking about is available to every born again, spirit filled believer! You can, by submitting to God and His Word, knowing that the greater One abides in you, come against the wiles of the devil and his cohorts. Eph. 2:4-6 says, "But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." My NKJV Bible notes: "Three 'togethers' in verse 5 and 6 note our union with Christ 1) in His Resurrection, 2) in His Ascension, and 3) in His present rule at God's right hand. From this place of partnership, He grants that we share in the present works of His kingdom's power."
Child of God, YOU can operate in the authority of Jesus. YOU have jurisdiction "over ALL the power of the enemy AND NOTHING shall by any means hurt you"! Knowing this gives us the edge over principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and spiritual wickedness in heavenly places! With that in mind, we want to share the following testimony from Pastor Michael, to encourage your faith and walk in the Spirit of authority.
This week, running errands, I stopped at a Walmart on south part of town. After my shopping experience I exited to find my truck was no where in sight! It had been stolen. A rush of anxiety came over me, as I ran up and down each isle thinking it would be there. Assisting the aid of the Security man, we called the police and reported the theft. After phoning my wife, we both began to pray in the Spirit and contacted some prayer partners to pray as well. The Spirit of God prompted us to take our authority. He said to speak to the devil, and remind Him of our tither's rights and command him to bring the truck back with all it's contents untouched and unharmed. (I had several checkbooks, a computer in my truck, as well as some gift cards and presents). So at His urging we plead the Blood of Jesus over the vehicle and it's contents, claiming quick resolve and complete restoration.
Confusion and fear tried to grip me, and the Lord reminded me to cast down imaginations and take authority over the thoughts and panic the enemy was feeding me. I continued to quote the Word of God, remain in faith and speak my authority. Reminded of Mark 11:24 "...whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." Thirty minutes, after calling the police, and running up and down the isles, I thought I saw my truck driving in far side of the parking lot. I began to run after it, pressing my key entry button. I then saw the person park my truck, jump out and run leaving the door open. My truck was returned!!!! After searching the contents I found nothing was missing!! Hallelujah! Because of God's faithfulness to His Word and my obedience to act upon it, this situation turned around for my good!!
This is an awesome act of God's intervention in our behalf! Whatever your situation, God has given you a promise to protect and defend you. He has also given us power/authority in the name of Jesus and in His blood. In your obedience to declare the promise of God's Word over your circumstance - believe you receive and you shall have what you say! Don't listen to the lies of the devil fueling fear or doubts of alarm. Greater is He that's IN you than he that's in the world! (1 John 4:4) Below you'll find a prayer of authority you can pray over your circumstance.
Prayer: Father, in the Name of Jesus, It is written, that you have given us authority over ... all the power of the devil, therefore in that authority, we command satan to release his hold on my (state your circumstance). I serve the God of Restoration and I claim restoration of all my (circumstance). It is returned to me whole and complete. This matter is resolved quickly NOW, because God is my defender! I praise You Lord for complete resolve and restoration, and I receive it in Jesus Name. Amen!
Pastors Michael & Ginny Gulotta
Pro. 11:25 "The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself."