He gave us the Kingdom, now take your place in authority in it!
Luke 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Since the kingdom of God is defined as ‘God sovereign rule and reign”, God giving us the kingdom is exciting news.
Why you might ask?
Well, when we make Jesus our Lord, He becomes our Shepherd through life, and when we fully submit to His authority, we discover that we get to exercise His authority over demons, and creation, through His Word and Spirit.
Lu 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
Luke 10:17 ¶ And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
As we walk with Holy Spirit, we discover that we have authority over ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY!
I have heard teaching that there are certain demonic strongholds in the earth, that only Jesus Himself can touch, but here He says, He gives His disciples power (authority), over ALL the power or authority of the enemy!
That is you and me, determined to walk with Him.
‘Father, I thank you for your authority in my life. I submit to you Lord Jesus, and I rise in you, seated with you in heavenly places. I take my place, and I command every evil force arrayed against me, my family, and my church, to leave, now! In the mighty name of Jesus! Amen’