Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, 21 December 2015
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
"And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.'" Matthew 28:18 NKJV
The other day, there was a picture of the governor of Lagos State, Nigeria, arresting a driver of a commercial bus for a traffic offence. That could happen because the governor is authorized by the constitution and the law to do that, even though he's not a trained law enforcement agent. He can exercise that authority within Lagos State, and after his tenure in office he ceases to have such authority over other citizens. He is empowered by the office he occupies.
The above should help you understand the authority that Jesus has. The Bible says that God has highly exalted Jesus to seat at His right hand, and given Him a name that is above every other name! You see, there are several authorities, but they are all subject to Christ! In heaven, on earth, and beneath the earth, every one bows to Him! Hallelujah!
Now, the Bible says that we, I mean the Church, are seated together with Him in heavenly places far above principalities and powers! In other words, we can function with His authority, being an extension of Him here on earth! Do you understand that? No, you're not a victim; you've never been! Use that authority; resist the devil wherever you see him; undo his deeds; bring relief to people around you; take charge!