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Pastor Kong’s Sermon 13, October, 2012 Our Authority in Christ

Eph 1:16-23; 2:1-6
Apostle Paul was praying that the church would have the spirit of wisdom and revelation.
Lord Jesus is now seated at the right hand of the Father, which is a place of authority.
God the Father has raised us up together with Lord Jesus and we are seated with Him too.
Hence, we have the authority like Christ Jesus.
This authority is exerted in spiritual realm. We can only exercise this authority in Christ Jesus.

A police officer has limited physical strength.
By raw strength alone, a police can never stop a moving truck.
However, he only needs to lift up his hand; no matter how fast the truck moves, it has to stop.
There is authority delegated to him.

According to the verses above, Lord Jesus is seated far above in the heavenly realms.
Since we are seated with Christ, we too are seated far above in the heavenly realms.
We are far above Satan’s place.
God expects us to exercise authority over demons.

Matt 28:18-19, Mark 16:15-18.
The authority belongs to Jesus Christ. And yet, He has delegated it to us.
We are to cast out demons; it is no longer Christ’ work.

James 4:7
Resist the devil and he will run away in terror. We do the resisting, not God.
This authority is not related to feeling. Even if we don’t feel anything, we still carry that authority.

1 Pet 5:8-9
Our adversary is not human flesh; it is the devil. We are to resist him in faith.
We may not feel victorious in resisting him, but Satan always recognizes this authority.

Gen 1:28
God commanded us to have dominion. Hence, we are to exercise authority in life.
Dominion = the right to command.
It is released through words: prayer, praise, prophecy and profession.

Luke 10:19
We are not afraid of Satan’s power.
Whatever Satan says, we match it with God’s word.

Phil 2:9-11
Lord Jesus is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
Yet, He came to serve us all.
In order to exercise authority, we should walk in humility.

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Posted October 19, 2012 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Church Service, Sermon

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