A GREATER AUTHORITY

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“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
Acts 10:38

Today, we will closely examine the authority of our Lord and Master Jesus.

We’ll learn about the magnificence of His authority in the incarnation as well as the almightiness of His authority in His resurrection and ascension.

The opening text was Peter’s testimony of the earthly ministry of Jesus. He went about healing all oppressed of the devil. He wielded great authority over demoniacal forces in his earthly ministry.

Yet, we are told that He died, and rose again and was declared to have even a greater name and authority than He had before.

Paul explains: “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth”
Philippians 2:9-10

What new name and authority could this be, seeing Jesus already had authority in his earthly ministry? A simple adjective describes it- greater.

The Lord Himself has promised: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
John 14:12

Jesus’ departure from the earth to the Father (that is, His exaltation) will make greater works possible.

Now, this is our testimony: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;”
Mark 16:17.

The horror movies are nothing like your reality. When you come against demoniacal forces, they don’t roar against you. They cry in terror. You raze them out! Raze them out of your family and all that concerns you! Take your stand in God.

SAY THIS: I function in the authority of the resurrected Christ. I function in the authority of the One who is seated far above principalities and power.

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