The Highest Authority, Continued

Luke wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 5:

17 Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

18 Then behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Him.

19 And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus.

20 When He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”

21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, He answered and said to them, “Why are you reasoning in your hearts?

23 Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise up and walk’?

24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”

25 Immediately he rose up before them, took up what he had been lying on, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.

26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen strange things today!”

Jesus did not cast out any demons so that the man could be healed.  Neither did He appeal to FATHER.  He displayed the highest level of authority and power when He healed the paralyzed man.  Our sins are forgiven by this same power and authority yet many do not fully understand and embrace this authority available to us as Sons and Daughters. 

Jesus did not cast out a demon to address this man’s paralysis but simply spoke The Word at Its highest level of authority which has preeminence over any sickness or disease.  This is the same creative power which formed man in the first place.  Our bodies are fully subject to this authority unless we resist it through unbelief.

The enemy comes to steal The Word from our hearts to render us powerless in the spirit realm.  When this occurs, we look to worldly solutions when addressing our day to day problems for this is where the enemy wants us… for he is “the god of this world”.  Jesus is showing us there is power and authority to overcome all issues we are facing in our daily lives.  The Holy Spirit provides us guidance even in the smallest of details if we will walk daily with a willing heart.

Jesus spoke in Mark 11:

22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.

23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

Jesus directed us to walk in the highest level on anointing which includes forgiveness of sins, healing the sick, and all challenges we face on a daily basis.  However, it requires us to have complete faith in FATHER WHO provides us such an anointing.  Additionally, we must remove any and all unbelief thus this power and authority is conditional based on us having a willing heart to accept such great anointing.

The old man will keep reminding us of our past in order to cause doubt concerning our righteousness and authority.  This doubt must be cast down with The Word and we must not allow our minds to dwell on the past any longer.  The old man has passed away, behold all things are new.  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 2 Corinthians chapter 5:

17   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

In order to walk in the fullness of power and authority granted to us through Jesus Christ, we must totally embrace this Truth.  We must remove any and all unbelief which prevents this power from flowing in us and through us.  We must trust in FATHER’S Word and no longer be moved by what we see and hear from the world.  As we immerse ourselves in The Word, It will cleanse us of the unbelief.  However if we immerse ourselves in “the world”, unbelief will take hold.  It is our choice.

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