With Authority and Power
And they were all amazed and said to one another, What kind of talk is this? For with authority and power He commands the foul spirits and they come out! Luke 4:36 (AMP)
Beloved, it is time for the glorious church to arise and shine. It is time that we, as spokesmen for God, begin to talk the kind of talk that will bring the authority and power of the Kingdom of God to bear on the affairs of this world.
Luke 4:31-37 tells of a man who was possessed by an unclean spirit. When Jesus came near him the spirit, and those with him, said, “Let us alone . . . have you come to destroy us? I know who you are – the Holy One of God!” Rest assured, when the Anointed One of God, Jesus, is on the scene, demons know it.
Jesus rebuked the devil and said, “Be silent and come out of him!” and he came out! Why should we, then, be amazed when the demonic forces working in the sons of disobedience become agitated in our presence (Ephesians 2:2)? Is not Christ, the Anointed One and His anointing, in us?
Don’t you know that you are the very residence of the Spirit of Holiness and resurrection power?:
Do you not discern and understand that you (the whole church at Corinth) are God’s temple (His sanctuary), and that God’s Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you (to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also individually)? 1 Corinthians 3:16 (AMP)
Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received (as a Gift) from God? You are not your own, 1 Corinthians 6:19 (AMP)