I had written a blog post recently about how dark it feels like the world is becoming.
Although it may feel like there is a darkness surrounding us, I was gently reminded last night that I need to share an even MORE important TRUTH.
As I read from the Book of Mysteries: The Shadow Man (Day 104)…the Father allowed me to review select events of years past in a matter of moments.
The Shadow Man – our enemy (Satan) seeks to seek and destroy. But the take-away we MUST grasp is The enemy has NO power over us – unless we give it to him. Recall that the battle over the shadows and darkness starts in the mind (Eph 6:10-18)
The reality is – The Cross was a monumental moment in history. When Jesus died, the enemy thought he had gotten the upper hand.
The point is, don’t judge a book (or situation) by its cover. What we see doesn’t always tell the whole story.
As we live and breath, each day on this journey…we all have to go through different challenges. It’s the challenges that make us who we are. It’s the “Who we are becoming” that God focuses on.
The Whole Story we really need to learn is that of Jesus. Jesus death was a surprise twist in a fantastic and epic journey. By GIVING Jesus the POWER to resurrect on that Sunday…God enabled us to receive this same power. All we have to do is Ask for it.
How is that possible? Because God, promised us He would send us help.
Because, when Jesus ascended He sent us the Holy Spirit (The Comforter).
Because of the Holy Spirit, because of the Power associated with knowing the Word of God: if we use His Words we have the Kingdom of Heaven, on our side.
Whether or not you know it or are willing to believe it, the enemy will FLEE when anyone uses and expresses the Word of God as their defense.
And that brings me back to the title of this entry: Your Kingdom Authority.
You Kingdom Authority. By speaking aloud the Word of God (just like Jesus did during His Time on Earth) you – YES, YOU…- have a defense against the Shadows and the darkness.
The real question is – will you use these to your advantage? Will you apply them to your life, to break the chains? Will you give yourself the chance, to let Jesus set you free?
(when I published this post earlier, I thought I had selected the correct song. In the last hour, I received a correction. The following link is the song I should have attached from the beginning; but here it is, now.)