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Monday, June 9, 2008

A simple reminder

We have authority as believers in this world (Eph 1:22-23). We have authority over the devil. Our authorty is granted to us because of the finished work of Christ on the cross. He died for our sins, for our salvation, but in that finished worked he also brought us victory in THIS life(Romans 8:37). We are victorious because we are joint heirs, we are seated with Him in the heavenly places(Eph 2:6), we are the BODY of Christ.

The problems arise when we don't excercise our authority. The power is ours and it is our responsibility to operate in and excercise that power. We have authority over our lives, the devil, our homes and families. We need to be taking that authority by covering ourselves and our families in prayer.

Don't let lack of time, obligations and even service to your church get in the way of taking time to cover your family in prayer. Invoke the mighty name of Jesus and take your authority. We have a real enemy who is "roaming about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour"(1 Peter 5:8). Don't open the door for him by forsaking prayer, and not binding him by the mighty name of Jesus. We need to incorporate this into our daily prayer lives.


Jane said...

Thanks for this simple reminder. I find that sometimes the most simple ones are the ones that I need the most often!

Nathan Talbot said...

Me too Jane.

Meems said...

Sometimes I forget. sometimes I don't identify the problem so that I even think about taking authority in a particular situation. Sometimes I just go along getting kind of battered around and it dawns on me that I CAN DO SOMETHING about the situation. I find it really helps to stay spiritually keen... that way I recognize quicker the problem, I hear the H.S. reminding me AND I am more aware of WHO I AM and what God has already done for me.

Thanks for the reminder... we would all get so much more done for the kingdom if we would just do this one simple thing.

Adam Mabry said...

You have to courtesy to comment on my blog, so...

Great point. Jesus wants us to ask big, boldly approach His throne, and expect. Great reminder.

Nathan Talbot said...

Adam thanks for stopping by and for commenting. I only wish you hadn't closed the comments are your blog. I was looking forward to the discourse.