You Have Authority
In Jesus’ Name.
Use it with audacity,
With no apology.
Know who you are
And whose you are
And what you have in Christ.
Deploy the whole armour of God.
Take your rightful place
Frustrate not the grace
Make full use of your inheritance.
Use the sword of the Spirit – the Word.
Stand resolutely on the infallible Word
You shall decree a thing and it shall be.
Bind on earth and so shall it be.
Loose on earth and so shall it be.
17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;
18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”Mark16:17-18
The Word of Faith
The Word of faith
puts springs in your steps,
gives you a “can do” attitude,
assures you that God orders your steps,
and guarantees your ultimate altitude.
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):
Nothing to Fear
God did not give us a spirit of fear
The righteous are bold; they do not fear
Yea though I walk through dark vale, I will not fear.
The just shall live by faith
We walk not by sight but by faith
The substance of things hope for is faith
The positive response to the word of God is faith.
No need to fear
I will not fear because You’re with me.
I will not fear because You are my strength
I will not fear because You are my light and my salvation.
I will not fear because You’re for me.
I will not fear because You’re in me.
There is no fear in love.
Perfect love casts away all fear.
Those who know their God shall be strong and will not fear.
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2Tim1:7
Nothing To Fear
Nothing To Fear
Wherever you are
Wherever you go
Defeated is the foe.
Jesus Defeated him
And Paralysed him
Made a public spectacle of him
Triumphed over him
1 The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion. Prov 28:1
15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. Col 2:15
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:8
33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Authority In Three Worlds
All Authority In the three Worlds Is Ours
Permitted by the Father, Son and the Spirit
Regardless of what we see, we’re victors
In this Church age; we Reign and rule
Leaving a legacy for all time
9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil2:9-11
We have authority in heaven, on earth and underneath the earth. In these unprecedented times, we need to remind ourselves and take our rightful place as the light of the world, salt of the earth and City on a hill that cannot be hidden. This is not a time for lukewarm Christianity. We must stand up to be counted without fear, timidity or half-heartedness. We must the bold as a lion. Stand up for what we believe. Paul said “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes …”
We must know and affirm who we are in Christ- more than conqueror, Victorious, able to do all things, sold-out to God, able soldiers of Christ, uncompromising like Daniel and his friends. Those who know their God shall be strong and they shall do great exploits. (Dan11:32). We must arise and shine in these dark days. We are still in the Church age and every machinations and strategies of the anti-christ spirit must be exposed, debunked and expelled in Jesus’ Name. We must exercise our authority in the Name of Jesus without any equivocation. We must stand up against any dress-rehearsal of the events that will happen after the rapture. What we bind here is bound in heaven and what we allow here is allowed in heaven. This is why we must intensify our prayers without ceasing so we are delivered from the hands of wicked and unreasonable men, collaborators and perpetrators.
Deceptions of the Last Hour
18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.
18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matt16:18-19)
Jesus has a Name above every other name and at the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow – of things in heaven, of things on earth and things underneath the earth. ( Phil2:9-11)
The kingdom of God suffers violence but the violent takes it by force. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the Word of their testimony, that they loved not their lives even unto death.Rev12:11
We are in a spiritual warfare and need to be armed with the whole armour of God to stand in these evil last days. Eph6:10-18
So child of God, take authority in the Name of Jesus. Use that name boldly. Cast out demons, heal the sick and if you touch, eat drink any deadly thing, know without a shadow of doubt that you dwell in the secret place of the Most High and nothing can by any means hurt you. Don’t be afraid of principalities and powers. They are under your feet. Jesus disarmed principalities and powers and made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them through the cross. ( Col2:19)
Let us Pray:
Father, I give you glory and honour for your goodness, love and abiding presence.
I thank You for the authority that You have given me in the three worlds. I know who I am, what I have and Whose I am in Christ Jesus.
No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper and every tongue that rises against me in judgement I will show to be in the wrong. When the enemy comes, like a flood Your Spirit will raise a standard against him.
Thank you for making me more than a conqueror. The righteous are as bold as the lion. Principalities and powers are under my feet. The blood of Jesus speaks for me. Greater is He in me that he that is in this world.
Thanks be to God who always causes me to triumph and diffuses the fragrance of your presence wherever I go. If God be for me who can be against me?
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Antidote to Fear
Standing To Face Your Goliath 1Sam17:
Triumphing in Trying Time
He Who dwells Ps91
God is our Refuge Ps46
And David Encouraged Himself 1Sam30:1-6,18-19
The Lord is My Shepherd Ps23
This is a breadbasket, river of life, a balm in times of trouble, comfort in times of storms, light amidst darkness. In this psalm you will find security, prosperity, key to provision and protection, power of the Spirit and the presence of God and triumphs in trials. If the Shepherd presides He will provide. Again that He is your Shepherd does not mean you will not suffer. We are called to suffer with Him as to reign with Him. He trains us and prunes us so that we can give Him glory. Furthermore, if He is your Shepherd You must hear His voice because His sheep hear His voice.
I will Lift Up My EyesPs121
Deer Caught in Dire Straits
Victory Is Mine
Living above Fear
Living above Fear
There has never been any time in my life when I have seen nations in the grip of fear as it is today, because of the Corona Virus- CONVID-19.
Many measures have been introduced and even enforced such as travel bans, social distancing, working from home, self-isolation, and advice to those mostly at risk to avoid contact with others for at least 12 weeks.
Because of the crisis of not knowing when it will end, many have resorted to panic buying and some supermarkets’ shelves have been cleared of certain household items like toilet roll, disinfectants, tinned food etc.
Whereas it is wise to take some precautionary measures in view of this pandemic, we need to put things into perspective. We must not allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by CONVID-19. We must face it with courage and rise above it by helping each other when we can.
I am encouraged by some people who have set up Facebook groups in order to help those in need and vulnerable. There are others trying to find a solution to the virus by developing and testing vaccines. This is the attitude we should all have. We need to ask ourselves what we can do to ameliorate or reduce the situation. Every little helps. We cannot run and hide.
Apart from CONVID-19, there are many situations in life that can evoke fear.
What does the word of God say about fear?
Let us find out and fortify ourselves against the ravages of fear. Fear can cause you to make mistakes, causes confusion, makes you arrogate to yourself what is not yours at the initial sign of a cough or temperature rise because of what you have heard about the early signs of the disease.
This is a time to hold fast to what God said in His word.
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Josh1:9
10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isa41:10
” Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.
Be confident about whom you belong to and Whom you serve.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.
Israel faced such a crisis as they left Egypt, on their way to the Promised land. Despite being protected from the ten plagues, they forgot the protective power of God in the midst of a crisis. They saw the acts of God but did not know His ways and so they panicked and wanted to eat Moses alive because of fear.
Yet, despite the Red Sea ahead of them and the Egyptian army behind them, God wanted them to go forward.
I believe that is what God wants us to do at this time. Put your trust in God and move forward. Press on for the mark of the prize of the high-calling. Be not afraid neither be you dismayed. Your life is hidden in Christ in God. No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. When the enemy comes like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise a standard against him. Christ is your life. In Him you live move and have your very being. God is your Refuge and your strength, He is the stronghold of your life.
Say like the psalmist:
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident.
5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD. Ps27:1-6
12 Through God we will do valiantly, For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.
Say to yourself:
1 God is our ( my ) refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we ( I )will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her, she ( I) shall not be moved; God shall help her ( me), just at the break of dawn.
6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us ( me); The God of Jacob is our ( my) refuge. Selah
Pray this Psalm and personalise it:
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”
Because I dwell in the secret place of the Most High, I abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Therefore no harm will befall me. No disaster will come near my body which is the temple of God.
I say confidently that God is my refuge and my fortress and in Him will I trust.
Surely, He will deliver me from the snare of CONVID-19 or any other virus or perilous pestilence. He covers me with His feathers and under His wings I find refuge.
His truth is my shield and my buckler.
I will not be afraid of the terror by night or the arrow that flies by day or the destruction that walks in darkness or the plague that parades at mid-day.
A thousand may fall at my right hand, ten thousand at my side, but the evil will not come near me. I am divine territory and belong to the Most High. I have been purchased with a great price. Christ in me is my hope of glory.
I have authority over every disease or virus in the name of Jesus. No disease shall alight on the temple of the most High, in Jesus’ name. The righteous are as bold as the lion. Therefore I fear no evil. Perfect love cast away all fear. God has not given me a spirit of fear but that of love, power and sound mind.
I refuse to be anxious about anything but in everything , by prayer and petition I have made my request known to God and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding mounts guard over my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus.
God’s word to me is:
‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
16 Tomorrow go down against them.
Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.”
2 Chro 20:15-16
Say to yourself: my testimony shall be like that of Judah who were surrounded by their enemies and outnumbered many times: God gave them a prophetic word, Protection and prosperity as shown below:
Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”
21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: ” Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.”
22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.
23 For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
24 So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped.
25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.
This will be my portion too, in Jesus’ name.
Now I pray that the Lord will open your eyes to see that there are more with you than are against you.
The blood of Jesus speaks for you concerning CORONA or any other challenge.
Daniels’ friends faced a life-threatening decree but they defied it because they trusted in their God. They were thrown into the fiery burning furnace that had been heated seven times hotter than usual. The furnace was so hot that it licked up and killed those who threw them in. However, because Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego trusted in their God, He did not forsake them. The fire set them free to fulfil vision. The challenge gave God the opportunity to send His Son to join them and they were not hurt. In the end, what was designed to kill them brought about the glorification of the name of their God and their promotion. ( Dan3)
The same happened to Daniel later on. His enemies conspire and instigated the King to sign a decree precluding anyone from praying to their God. Daniel was not afraid and continued to pray as usual. He was thrown into the lion’s den and here again, God protected him and promoted him and His name was glorified. ( Dan6)
So be bold and strong. Put on the whole armour of God, especially in these times of crisis, world-wide. You are the light of the world and the salt of the earth and apple of God’s eyes. Know that His presence in you makes a difference. Refuse to panic. God is in you and with you and for you. If God is for you, who can be against you?
Say to yourself:
37 Yet in all these things we are ( I am) more than conquerors through Him who loved us ( me).
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us ( me) from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our ( my ) Lord.
Fix your eyes on Jesus- the Author and Finisher of your faith. Fear not. Have faith in God. The Just shall live by faith. Cast not away your confidence. We walk by faith and not by sight. See angelic hosts on assignment on your behalf. Tell your body to hear and respond to the Word of God.
Stand Still and see the salvation of the Lord!
Fear Not, Forward Ever
Fear Not, forward ever backwards never
Enjoy where you’re en route your destiny
Be bold and strong, sagacious and saintly
Refuse to forget who you are, whose you are
Under no circumstances should you give up
Ability of God resides in You
Rise above mediocrity into excellence
You are blessed to be a blessing
© Fenny West 2020