Prayer That Makes A Difference || Praying With Authority

Praying in Authority

Authority – the power to determine or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine.

 

Authority allows the holder of authority to get things done

  • A Higher authority delegates authority to fulfill a plan or mission
  • Military, Business, Government

 

Delegated authority – For a specific task at a specific time

  • Having authority can be a powerful thing

 

Adam and Eve had the authority over the earth

  • They were sinless carrying out their calling of God

 

They believed a lie and they gave their authority away

  • Satan now has authority over the earth – Prince of this world

 

But, when Jesus came, He restored spiritual authority on the earth through humanity – God’s original design

  • He was human, and now our placement in Christ allows us a delegated authority in the world
  • But we don’t have the authority Jesus does

 

Just being a believer doesn’t give you authority –

  • – Just being a soldier doesn’t give you the authority to blow up something

 

In the spiritual realm, there are  (2) keys to miraculous prayer…

  1. A Word from God
  2. A willing Kingdom Servant

 

God is looking for those who will hear Him agree with Him – Amen

 

Amen – Let it be done, let it be done through and by me

  • That is not a blank check to do what we want to do…

 

Not even Jesus could do what He wanted In His human form He was subject to authority…Jesus said…

 

Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.  | John 5.19

 

It works the same way with us now as believers…

 

Acts 3

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer…Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate…every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 

 

The lame man was placed at the gate every day

  • He was a fixture there, everyone saw him, so…

 

When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

 

I believe Peter and John knew this man – Gave him $

  • But this day was unlike all the others…

 

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

 

Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. | Acts 3.1-8

 

I Don’t have money – I don’t have what you want

  • But I do have what you need!

 

But what I do have!!!

  • What made this day different? They saw him before
  • I have a word Jesus and He says to rise and walk – opened the wax seal!

 

When he said “In the name of Jesus”

  • What that means is – “Jesus told me to say”

 

Jesus said we would do greater things than Him

  • But we can’t just go around turning water into wine!
  • A difference between Praying for healing and declaring healing

 

Scripture says if a prophet’s words don’t come to pass they are a false prophet! Be careful making spiritual declarations

 

So let’s get practical with this… Have the right thinking

 

Need to be convinced that God is for us, He is always working for our good

  • But we can’t walk in that without walking in His Spirit to know how to take the path to His goodness
  • If we don’t walk in the Spirit and hear God we will miss so many things that God desires to do for our good, but we may miss it!

 

We can cause damage when we try to force something to happen when we don’t have the authority to do so

 

But our actions must be sanctioned by Jesus Himself

 

It is IN Jesus that we have authority – Paul said…

 

…and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; | Colossians 2:10

 

Remember…

 

In the spiritual realm, there are (2) keys to miraculous prayer…

  1. A Word from God
  2. A willing Kingdom Servant

 

  • Have a habit of calling to God in your spirit
  • Keeps the channel clear communication
  • Pray and listen as you read and pray

 

Difficult discipline

 

  • The Lord will “drop” something in your spirit
  • Confirm it through the word
  • Begin to press into that word
  • Take action if needed by faith in that word
  • Thank God for any movement in fulfilling that word
  • If not, thank God that He will fulfill it

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