Day 72: I trust you, Lord. No longer at war. Acts 3
A lady was once asked if she had a war room in her house. She replied, “I don’t have a war room. I have an authority room. There is no need for me to war when I already have authority.” Powerful statement, huh! It’s amazing how people so quickly jump on board not realizing they are relinquishing something more powerful in the process.
If you recall, Jesus had promised that when He went away, He’d send another to Comfort the disciples. He assured them that the Spirit of Truth would ensure they didn’t forget all that He’d taught them in the short few years they were with Him.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:16;26 KJV
He commanded the disciples to wait and promised them the Spirit would come:
And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Acts 1:4-5 KJV
He went on to promise them:
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
In Acts 3, the disciples had finally received the Holy Spirit (read Acts 2) and all that comes with this gift. You can probably guess that they were eager to use the newly gained power they’d received. After receiving the Spirit (no pastor or preacher was needed…they just received Him), they went to temple to pray. A beggar was there doing what he’d done for many years: sat there lame asking for alms. Peter and John couldn’t keep walking. They stopped, had the man look at them and put into practice what they’d been taught.
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God: And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. Acts 3-10 KJV
They didn’t speak in tongues. They didn’t hold a special service. They didn’t yell or shout. And they definitely didn’t war. They simple used the power they were given coupled with the authority they had and commanded something to happen in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth (not Jesus down in Mexico City). You see, the Spirit reminded them of the things Jesus taught and showed them. Jesus spoke and things just happened.
When Jesus came down from the hill, great crowds followed him. Then a man with a skin disease came to Jesus. The man bowed down before him and said, “Lord, you can heal me if you will.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man and said, “I will. Be healed!” And immediately the man was healed from his disease. Matthew 8:1-3 KJV
Later in this same chapter, Jesus healed the soldier’s servant who was miles away from him. In this case he simply said the servant was healed.
Then Jesus said to the officer, “Go home. Your servant will be healed just as you believed he would.” And his servant was healed that same hour. Matthew 8:13 KJV
Jesus knew what authority and power He had as the Son of God. Therefore, He simply told things to be and they were…similar to when God created the Earth…hmmm…
If you only knew how much power you have in your pinky, you would cease warring and use the power given to you when you received the Holy Spirit. Just put it in use. Practice. Practice. Practice. While driving in traffic, command the vehicles to either make way or speed up. When the rain falls, command it to hold up until you can get inside. If a bug is bothering you, command it to leave or fall dead. And when cancer cells are discovered, demand those cells to die and be replaced with healthy cells. Show your body who’s boss! Command it to line up with the word of God that says that you are healed and made whole, nothing lacking, not broken. Use your authority not a war.
It’s time righteous people of God stand up and take charge of situations that are holding them bound. It’s time to stop fighting and speak. There is power in the tongue. Use it in your situations and tell them where to go and how!
Walking in authority,
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!