You Have Been Given Power and Authority from On High

Some of you woke up this morning on the right side of the bed with great expectations and hope for the day but some of you woke up with anxiety, fret, and gloom.

Anxiety, fret, gloom, fear and despair are not gifts from the Lord. The Lord’s desire for you is power, love and a sound mind.

“2 Timothy 1:7. “God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.”

Sometimes we can identify what is causing our fretting and other times the fog settles in and we don’t know why. Either way, it’s paramount to take your God given power and authority back and speak truth into the situation.

Declare over your mind that you are a child of God, you belong to Him and the enemy has no rightful claim over your thoughts. Because you’ve been bought with the precious blood of Jesus and belong to Him, the enemy is a squatter and needs to be kicked out. As a believer, YOU have been given the authority and power from Jesus to stand firm and say the words, “depart in the name of Jesus.” Jesus appeared to destroy the works of the enemy, 1 John 3:8.

Declare over your mind that you have a sound mind. Put on the armor of God over your mind . . . the helmet of salvation. The helmet of God protects your mind from the fiery darts of the enemy’s words of destruction, self doubt, fear, fret, and frustration. Sweep out accusations and toxic thoughts and replace the negative with truth.

The truth is found in the Word of God. Everything we need to live the abundant life is found in the Word.

Philippians 4:8, “Think on things that are true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, think on these things.”

We are to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. This is spiritual warfare.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5, “Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war in the flesh. For our weapons of warfare are not of the flesh but are divinely powerful to destroy the works of the enemy. Destroying speculation (way out there thoughts, the worse case scenario) and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.

If you are fretting this morning, read Psalm 37. If you awoke with worry, read I Peter 5:7-8. If fear has paralyzed you, read “Isaiah 41:10. If doubt has polarized you, read Romans 10:17. If depressions has caused you to walk in a fog today, read Psalm 34:18. If you are feeling lonely and abandoned, read Deuteronomy 31:8.

Memorize the Word of God for your offensive weapon in the battle of your mind. The enemy will find your weak thoughts and use them against you.

Ephesians 6:10-17, “Be strong in Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, powers, world forces of darkness, against the spiritual forces. Therefore, take up the armor of God so that you will be able to resist the enemy and having done everything to stand firm . . . (read on to find out more about the armor of God).

Today, I pray YOU break the chains that have you walking as the walking dead. God’s plans and destiny for your life is the abundant life God has set before you. Choose life not death (Deuteronomy 30:19). I’ll pray with you but YOU have been given the power and authority to speak truth over yourself.

Contact me if you need a friend to walk out the process of freedom. Living in a dark cave is not the abundant life of Jesus’ light and freedom. Take the keys to unlock the lock and walk out.

2 thoughts on “You Have Been Given Power and Authority from On High

  1. Hi sis,

    Thanks for always thinking about us! That’s what good friends are called to do. Be sensitive to each other’s need. I’m sending you a devotional by a friend of mine. She is a women’s leader in Eugene called “Mighty women of Vision” I was blessed by this devotional and think you will also be blessed by it.

    Did you get a chance to see the Library? I hope you turned the lights on. The tree has little tiny lights that give an ambiance like the fireplace. Sweet.

    Sweet sleep my precious friends,


    Jo Kent


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