You can’t give away what you don’t own. I can’t give you the power and authority over Oprah Winfrey’s bank account. But I can give you power and authority over my bank account. So when Jesus gave the twelve power and authority over all demons and to cure all diseases, He apparently had that authority to give away even before His death and resurrection.
But because of His death and resurrection, everyone who believes in Him are seated in Him and we all now carry His power and authority. We have power and authority over ALL demons, to cure diseases, to proclaim the kingdom, to heal the sick.
Now let’s just fantasize for a second. What would you do if Oprah called you up and gave you power and authority over her bank account. Would your spending habits change? Would you use that money to support the spreading of the gospel? Would you give generously to your local church?
Well just like having power and authority over Oprah’s bank account would change the way we spend, knowing we have been giving power and authority over demons, and to cure diseases should change the way we pray, it should change what we believe, it should change how we contend. We pray, we believe, we contend from a place of victory, from the vantage point of one who has authority and power.
It’s Easter! Jesus has risen! Power and authority has been granted. What are we waiting for? Let’s proclaim the kingdom and heal the sick. Let’s go!
“After Jesus called the twelve together, he gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.”
Luke 9:1-2 NET