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Christ has given every follower his power and authority to defeat Satan and all evil spirits.

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Stanley Patterson

September 17, 2017  10:11am

I applaud the focus on the power and authority of Jesus Christ. It is an essential element of Christian Ministry--vocational or avocational. The article focus is primarily on power and comparative power. But there are two elements: power and authority. They are not synonyms. Power is the ability to do something. Authority is the permission to exercise that power. Power without permission is authoritarianism. The church is not only empowered by Christ through the Holy Spirit it is also granted generous permission (authority) to exercise that power. Our permission to disciple, baptize, teach, etc. in the names of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is occurs as we embrace the Commissioning promised in Matt 28. This commissioning is not so different from a military commission which grants authority to an individual to lead and organize within the constraints of rank and assignment. I wish for a clearer understanding of the interaction between the two in the context of the body of Christ.

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Nathan Evans

May 02, 2017  5:40am

You are absolutely correct. After a spiritual battle in my household which was revealed to be demons manifesting, I learned to exercise my authority in Christ over them. I have felt that I've been being led into a deliverance ministry. Since I voiced that, you simply wouldn't believe the manifestation of demons that threaten me and try to thwart me helping others. I have had a period, I assume attack, where I've been doubting the power Christ gives me as the enemy attacks my family when I start helping others. No more. This article has emboldened me and I no longer fear the lies the enemy says. Praise our Lord and Savior Jesus!!!!

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JESUSIS

January 25, 2017  9:48am

Awesome!

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Craig DeForest

January 24, 2017  3:56pm

Very good on the power and authority we already have! You are so right. We in western civilization dont take our true powers serious enough or even know when to use them. Thank you!

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Scott Sain

January 18, 2017  10:08pm

Thank you! This was very encouraging and helpful.

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Sermon Outline:

Introduction

I. Christ's power and authority

II. Jesus gives his authority to us

III. We receive this authority at salvation

IV. The importance of biblically and boldly facing Satan's kingdom