Daily Devotional 29th January 2021: You have Authority in Christ.

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19 KJV

In the midst of all the crises and uncertainties that the world is faced with right now, you must never forget that you have authority as a child of God. God has not left you without adequately providing for you. He has equipped you with everything necessary, not only to stand against the kingdom of darkness, but overcome them.

However, the problem most of us have as believers is that we are either ignorant of this truth or we are too lazy to exercise our authority. Ephesians 6:10-11 says: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (KJV). This scripture charges us to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. However, it doesn’t just stop there; it also tells us how: by putting on the whole armour of God, so that we can stand against the orchestrations of the devil.

The armour has already been provided but the believer must put it on in order to stand victoriously against the wiles, deceits and the interceptions of the enemy. God is not going to construct or design a separate armour for you; He already provided it. Therefore, your responsibility is to activate it by putting it on.

Whilst God plays His part, we must also play ours as believers. God will not do for you what He has provided you with the ability to do for yourself. He has given His sure Word and God’s Word cannot be broken. So, don’t expect anything less than the fulfillment of God’s promises in your life as you exercise your God-given authority. I pray for you that your eyes will be flooded with light so that you may know all that has been freely given to you through Christ Jesus.

Further Reading: Matthew 16:19; 18:18, Luke 10:17-20
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Exodus 21-22 / Evening- Matthew 19

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