Sowing and Reaping with Authority in Partnership
Matthew 28:18-20 Galatians 6:7-8
If we are co-heirs with Christ, and he has shared his authority with us, where is it, and why don’t we live with it constantly?
I believe we were made to partner with Jesus to live in His full authority on this earth. But, the children of God, wielding the authority of Christ, is the opposite of what the devil wants, and so he has been stealing from us.
I want to ask these questions regarding authority:
1.How do we give it up?
2.Why do we give it up?
3.How do we get it back/Walk in Authority?
How we give it up (Giving up our Place at the Table Psalm 23:5)
•Strait up, giving our authority away.
Galatians 6:7-8 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
Hebrews 12:15, Matthew 7:1,3
Why we give it up.
•In a feeling of unsafe or hurt – you build a wall. But, you want walls of Jerusalem not Jericho.
•We believe the lie we can get what we want through something other than God. Matthew 4:9
How we take it back/Walk in Authority.
•It starts with knowing Jesus is with you.
Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
This was always the point. God wanted to be with us.
To stand in your authority, it matters that you know him deeply.
•Break vows & repent of judgments Romans 2:1-4
David Tensen from Leader Heart breaks it down simply:
2.Ask Holy Spirit where it started (usually early in life)
3.Repent for making judgments & bring them to death on the cross.
(reach out and ask for help if needed.)