INSPIRING DAILY DEVOTIONAL ® … Evangelise in the consciousness of your God given power
Text(s) for today: Matt. 10:5-8
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ALL POWER is given unto me IN HEAVEN and IN EARTH. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations… to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matt. 28:18-20 KJV
Read throughout the Bible and you will discover that every one Jesus sent, He gave him power – power over ALL works of evil (without any exception – sickness, death, demons, evil spirit, you name it). And beloved, you must understand that things have not changed – GOD IS DOING THIS MORE THAN EVER!
The problem with many Christians is that they do not evangelise in the consciousness of this divine authority they carry.
Many Christian folks have not been taught this truth. Others have not treated this reality with utmost seriousness and that explains why lots of Christians evangelise to sick folks, and people with all kinds of demonic oppression and leave their rooms WITHOUT SOLVING THESE PROBLEMS TOO. They just speak about Christ and exit.
Beloved, you must understand that God is not happy with such an attitude.
If you give your secretary authority to control affairs in your office because you will be absent for sometime, and you come back and discover that the secretary was having some kind of laissez-faire attitude where every one did what he or she liked in your absence, will you be happy with such a secretary?
“If I knew she wouldn’t manage the office well, I wouldn’t have left the place under her authority,” or a similar statement would perhaps be your thought.
NOTE: God gives us authority because He expects us to use it.
The precedence to this commission as seen in today’s key verse:”ALL power is given to me (Jesus) in earth,” is also worth-noting.
Then He added: “Go ye THEREFORE…”
In other words, because of this absolute divine authority I now have, GO!
What our Master is communicating to us is this:
“As you go, bear in mind and within your spirit that the one who sent you has absolute power/authority in this entire universe and (thus) there’s no problem you cannot solve.”
That’s what the Apostles taught us: as they went out about evangelizing, they ALWAYS dealt with such situations they met – whether it be demonic oppression, diseases, death, etc – and God does not expect you to act any different.
Be bold! The name of Jesus works!
Prayer & Confessions (pray out loudly)
LORD thank you for I’m full of power. Indeed, as you are so I am in this world (1 Jn.4:17b), and as long as I’m in the world, I‘m the light of the world (Matt. 5:13; Jn. 9:5). Every time I go preaching, the Word I carry brings healing, breakthroughs, life, freedom, joy, peace, happiness to ALL my listeners. Indeed I am problem-solver, distributing these goodies freely (Matt. 10:8), in Jesus’ precious name. Amen! Praise the Lord!
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