Purity and Power – Part 2
Luke 10:19 – Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Some years ago, I was praying and studying Luke 10:19. Suddenly the light was turned on inside of me and the words of this scripture fired into me. I became aware of the magnitude and extent of my authority in Christ and I stood tall and strong on the inside based on that revelation. Ever since then, I have not seen myself as a victim because that revelation woke up the giant within me and it has never gone back to sleep. Friends, until you are standing on the inside, you are really not standing. Until you walk in victory on the inside, you remain a victim. It is only the truth that is internalized, that can be externalised. The clearer you see the word of God in your spirit man the faster you go in life.
It is the word that is revealed that can be received and effective. The secret things belong to God but the things that are revealed belong to us. It is revelation knowledge that positions and puts you in power. However, purity keeps you in power. Obtaining power is by grace but staying in power is by purity. The psalmist says ‘if I allow iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me’. Sin is a reducer. Never underestimate the reducing power of sin. I always speak these words over my life ‘sin shall not have dominion over me because the same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead dwells inside of me and quickens my body and mind to glory of His holy name.’
You are seated with Christ therefore you have the same magnitude of power. He has delegated His power to every believer but the majority doesn’t know. They think only a few people have access to the power of God. While there is a grace that comes with the offices of pastors, evangelists, apostles, prophets and teachers to enhance and better people’s lives in their victorious walk with God, it is not intended that you should be powerless and unproductive in your daily life. One of the benefits of being a child of God is the supernatural ability to create and recreate your world in accordance with God’s word. God has given us special abilities to put us above the pressures of life. So be aware and take action. Start to take up steps of faith in the right direction and use the power, starting today.
For Further Study
Mark 16:16-20, Isaiah 59:1-2.
Personal declaration for the day
As I walk in purity, more of the power of God begins to work in my life.
Questions for you to reflect on
Are you aware of the signs that should follow you? Name them.
Do these signs manifest in your life?