We Have Authority on Earth

Posted on April 7, 2011 by

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So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”‘ John 20:21

This verse has been coming up time and time again.  Apparently I am not getting all that the Lord is trying to show me in this verse, at least at this time.

On top of this verse in my personal time with the Lord, I have heard numerous messages, both in podcast and in person, where the focus of the message is our authority on earth.

We clearly have authority. In fact, according to Jesus we have all authority on earth.  Here are few verses that my pastor pointed out this week:

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.” Luke 10:19

The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.” Psalm 115:16

One might make the argument that these two verses are talking about times to come in the Millenium, or after we get to heaven. So, let’s look at one more scripture from the beginning of creation where God’s will for the earth is clear.

“God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28

From the very beginning of creation, God’s will was to create man in His image, and for man to rule and have dominion over the entire earth.

We handed Satan the authority we had when we ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.  Jesus returned to the earth and took authority back.  And, right before he ascended to be with the Father, He commissioned us and passed that authority back to us.

Today is the day we begin to realize what authority we actually possess.

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