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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

YOU HAVE "NEW" ABILITIES. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY ARE?



WHAT NEW ABILITIES HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN.

…[You]..can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth [you]…” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). Christ liveth in [you]…” (Galatians 2:20 KJV).
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THE HOLY SPIRIT SAVES YOU, REUNITES THE human SOUL AND Holy SPIRIT, FREES YOU FROM SIN, AND MAKES YOU INTO A NEW CREATION WITH ABILITIES TO RULE AND HAVE DOMINION.

You are a NEW CREATION “IN” Jesus Christ. “….if any man be in Christ, he is a New creature: OLD THINGS are passed away; behold, ALL things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV).

You can NOW live a Spirit-empowered life, through the indwelling Holy Spirit, that strengthens you. “…[You]..can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth [you]…” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). Christ liveth in [you]…” (Galatians 2:20 KJV).

Apart from Jesus Christ, you will NOT be able to live a Spirit-empowered life. “…the body without (apart from) the spirit is dead…” (James 2:26 KJV). “….Apart from Me (Jesus Christ), you can do nothing…” (John 15:5 NIV).

The FLESH cannot enable you to live a Spirit-empowered life. “…For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. …” (Romans 8:1-14 NLT). “… it does not submit to God's law (HOLY instructionS), nor can it do so…” (Romans 8:7 NIV). “…The sinful nature (FLESH) wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. …” (Galatians 5 NLT).

The HOLY SPIRIT empowers you to live a Spirit-empowered life. “…It is the SPIRIT who gives LIFE…” (John 6:63 NASB). “…it is God who works in you” (Philippians 2:13 NIV). “……God made you ALIVE with Christ…” (Colossians 2:13 NIV). “…he that is joined unto the Lord (Jesus) is ONE spirit… [with him and God]” (1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV).“… all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). “…[You]..can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth [you]…” (Philippians 4:13 KJV).

You are a NEW CREATION. You can LIVE a Spirit-empowered LIFE. You have been BORN AGAIN with new abilities. “… [ if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, ALL THINGS are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). “…You must be born again…” (John 3:7 NIV).

BORN AGAIN means you have been made WHOLE like ADAM was before the FALL. “…God himself … makes everything holy and whole, [and he will] make you holy and whole… [by putting]  you together …[again]… —[through his Holy] spirit, [your] soul, and body” (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 MSG). Therefore, “…You must be born again…” (John 3:7 NIV). "That which is born of the FLESH IS FLESH; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” (John 3:6 KJV).

“…In the beginning God created …” (Genesis 1:1, 31 KJV). “…God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.   …” (Genesis 1 NASB), “…we exist through Him…” (1 Corinthians 8:6 NASB). “…You must be born again…” (John 3:7 NIV). "

God said, “….LET US MAKE man … after our likeness  …” (Genesis 1:26 KJV). “…in his OWN image (LIKENESS)…..male and female created he them (the first HUMANS)…” (Genesis 1:27 KJV). “…And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground (body), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (spirit); and man became a living soul (soul)…” (GENESIS 2:7 KJV). "That which is born of the FLESH IS FLESH; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” (John 3:6 KJV).

“…God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good…” (Genesis 1 NASB),

God told his NEW CREATIONS what to DO with the abilities they were CREATED with. “…God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth…” (Genesis 1 NASB).

“…And God said …let them have DOMINION over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. ….And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have DOMINION …over every living thing that moveth upon the earth….” (Genesis 1:26-28 KJV).

Adam started USING his abilities when he named the animals and the woman.” “…The Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the manCHOSE” A NAME for each one. He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. … [Adam said,] she will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man…” (Genesis 2:19-20, 23 NLT).

God made PROVISIONS first, then made the MALE and FEMALE. He TOLD them to use their GOD-GIVEN abilities to be fruitful and multiply. .“…God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply…” (Genesis 1 NASB).

The MALE and FEMALE had DOMINION “OVER” ALL that God had CREATED. “… have DOMINION …over every living thing that moveth upon the earth….” (Genesis 1:26-28 KJV).

God STILL had ULTIMATE dominion, because the EARTH belongs, first and foremost, to him. “… For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him…” (Colossians 1:16 KJV). “…The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein…” (Psalm 24:1 KJV). “…for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof…” (Psalm 50:12 KJV). “…For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills…” (Psalms 50:10 NLT). “…Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine” (1 Chronicles 29:11 KJV).

He GIVES dominion and authority to WHOMEVER he pleases! “… [ALL] power belongs to God…” (Psalms 62:11 NASB). “…All authority ….[belongs to God] in heaven and on earth … [therefore,] the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth [ultimately submit to his rule] …” (Matthew 28:18 NASB & Daniel 4 NLT),   “…all authority comes from God, and …The authorities are God’s servants …” (Romans 13:1-5 NLT).

God ALLOCATED dominion and rule to the male and female, who are subjected to his ULTIMATE dominion. “… [ALL] power belongs to God…” (Psalms 62:11 NASB). “The authorities are God’s servants …” (Romans 13:1-5 NLT). “…for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof…(Psalm 50:12 KJV). “…Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine” (1 Chronicles 29:11 KJV).

He told the male and female to: “… have DOMINION …over every living thing that moveth upon the earth….” (Genesis 1:26-28 KJV). However, “…all authority comes from God…” (Romans 13:1-5 NLT). “The authorities are God’s servants …” (Romans 13:1-5 NLT).

It was a BLESSING similar to an INHERTANCE. The EARTH was their HOME to enjoy, get their needs met, have uninterrupted communion with God, and to create a family. “…God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good…” (Genesis 1 NASB).

God WANTED them to FILL the whole earth and take DOMINION or RULE over it. .“… fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over … every living thing that moves on the earth…” (Genesis 1 NASB).

Today we KNOW that God SAYS: “…I WILL SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEED…” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). God BLESSED Adam and EVE by supplying ALL their needs with EVERYTHING pertaining to LIFE and GODLINESS! “…his divine power hath given unto us ALL THINGS that pertain unto life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3 KJV).

They HAD their needs taken care of; they had continual communion with God, they had the BREATH OF LIFE within them, they had DOMINION, they had the ability to procreate, and they enjoyed all the benefits of God’s providence. “…God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good…” (Genesis 1 NASB).

BY THE WORD OF GOD, the male and female were GIVEN the authority to RULE over ALL of God’s CREATION!  “…all authority comes from God… (Romans 13:1-5 NLT). “… have DOMINION …over ….” (Genesis 1:26-28 KJV).

They were created “IN” God’s LIKENESS through the indwelling BREATH OF LIFE, which GAVE them ABILITIES to display “HIS” power through RULE and by SUBDUING the earth. “…God [the Holy Spirit] … DOES the work IN and THROUGH all of us who are his[God, the] HOLY SPIRIT DISPLAYS God’s power THROUGH each of us …” (1 Corinthians 12:4-11 NLT).

The God-given ABILTIES to DISPLAY GOD’s POWER through RULE and by SUBDUING was to ACCOMPLISH his PURPOSES, of goodness, as benevolent CAREGIVER, PROVIDER, HUSBANDMAN, COVENANT MAKER, the LORD, their GOD and their GREAT LOVE. “ …‘My people …I will PUT my SPIRIT in you and you will LIVE …Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord...’” (Ezekiel 37 NIV).

 “…so you will know that [GOD “IS”] the Lord…” (Exodus 10:1-2 NLT). “…Then you will know that [GOD is] the Lord your God…’” (Exodus 16:12 NLT).

The FIRST thing God DID was BLESSED them THEN he gave them some suggestions on how to enjoy his blessings such as; be fruitful, multiply, subdue, rule, etc. “…God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth…” (Genesis 1 NASB).

“…God blessed them …” (Genesis 1 NASB). He BLESSED them with the BLESSINGS of nature, providence, and ALL of GOD’s goodness, love, presence, communion, and kindness was readily and generously available.

“…God blessed them …” (Genesis 1 NASB). This ORDINANCE was given by God BEFORE the FALL and demonstrates BLESSINGS were a natural EXPRESSION of God’s HOLY LOVE and nature.

“…God blessed them …” (Genesis 1 NASB). THEM were the MALE and FEMALE God created, with the abilities, to RULE over his HOLY CREATION. He allocated the responsibilities of DOMINION into THEIR hands. “… have DOMINION …over...” (Genesis 1:26-28 KJV).

“…God blessed them …” (Genesis 1 NASB). AT one time the MALE and FEMALE had UNLIMITED rule OVER everything and NOTHING had RULE over them, but the LOVING God, the HOLY SPIRIT. “…God blessed them …” (Genesis 1 NASB). “…[God]… madest [the male and female] to have DOMINION OVER the WORKS of thy hands; thou hast put ALL things under his feet…” (Psalms 8:6 KJV).The authorities are God’s servants …” (Romans 13:1-5 NLT).

The MALE and FEMALE went from having DOMINION OVER everything to being DOMINATED by ONE THING; the EVIL ONE. “… the whole world lies under the power (dominion) of the evil one” (1 John 5:19 RSV).

HOW? The MALE and FEMALE didn’t TRANSFER dominion and rule over to the EVIL ONE; they voluntarily and willfully relinquished it when they became SERVANTS to the EVIL ONE’s instructions. The EVIL ONE took control of THEM and everything they HAD. “…Know … that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” (Romans 6:16 KJV).

THE “relinquishing” of dominion and rule to the EVIL ONE was also a result of separated from God, the HOLY SPIRIT and ULTIMATE authority. Adam and Eve were “…separated from the “LIFE” of God…” (Ephesians 4:18 NIV). “…It is the SPIRIT who gives “LIFE”; the flesh profits nothing…” (John 6:63 NASB).[their] … iniquities (sin) …separated [them]… from God (the true RULE, AUTHORITY, and DOMINION …” (Isaiah 59:2 KJV).

MALE and FEMALE obeyed their FLESH and immediately lost dominion through the FALL “AWAY” from God. . “…Know … that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” (Romans 6:16 KJV). “…Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it BRINGETH FORTH SIN: and sin, when it is finished, BRINGETH FORTH DEATH…” (James 1:13-15 NLT).

“…The sinful nature (also the FLESH) … NEVER did, [from the beginning] OBEY God’s laws (Holy instructions), and it NEVER will. …” (Romans 8:1-14 NLT).

The EVIL ONE, through the serpent, GAINED control and dominion over man’s SOUL and the world through the FLESH. “…Know … that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” (Romans 6:16 KJV).  

The MALE and FEMALE, by freedom of CHOICE, relinquished dominion over to the EVIL ONE. He appealed to their FLESH. ”.. if you live by its (the FLESH) dictates, you will die…” (Romans 8:1-14 NLT). “…For if ye live AFTER THE FLESH, ye shall die…” (Romans 8:13 KJV).

“…The woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise…” (Genesis 3:6 NLT). through one man SIN entered into the world, and DEATH THROUGH SIN, and so death passed to all men—“(Romans 5:12 KJV).

“…At that moment their eyes were opened” (Genesis 3:1-7 NLT).

The EVIL ONE gained DOMINION over the EARTH (which includes the body, the flesh, or the dust of the ground). “….God formed man of the dust of the ground (EARTH)…” (Genesis 2:7 KJV). We know …that the whole world lies under the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19 RSV).

The EVIL ONE dominates the world’s political systems, religions, social realms, economics, educational systems, and the various cultures through the FLESH, which is the SINFUL NATURE. “…Everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes NOT from the Father but from the world…” (1 John 2:16-17 NLT). the deeds of the flesh are EVIDENT, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these …” (Galatians 5:20-22 NASB). Thus, throw off your old sinful nature …” (Ephesians 4:17-32 NLT).

The EVIL ONE has dominion and power over the FLESH world, which is the SINFUL NATURE. “… the whole world (fleshly world) lies under the power (dominion) of the evil one” (1 John 5:19 RSV).

….YOU (the SINFUL nature part of YOU) USED TO LIVE in [perpetual] sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying (being dominated by) the devil (the EVIL ONE)—the commander of the [sinful] powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts (part of the SOUL) of those who refuse to obey God (or follow his instructions and guidelines). All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations (dictates) of our sinful nature. ….just like everyone else…” (Ephesian 2:2-3 NLT).

The EVIL ONE dominates man’s SOUL through the FLESH, which is the SINFUL NATURE. Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin? (Romans 7:14-25 NLT).

The EVIL ONE keeps unbelievers BLIND so they won’t find the truth and tries to keep believers BLIND so they won’t depend upon the truth. “…The god of this age (the EVIL ONE) has blinded [the minds (part of the SOUL), [of all those] who do not believe (depend upon God), lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ (the WORD), who is the image of God, should shine on them…” (2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT).

The EVIL ONE appeals to the FLESH, which is the SINFUL NATURE through the senses. TOGETHER, the HOLY SPIRIT and man’s SOUL were to control the FLESH. “…I discipline my body (FLESH) and make it my slave…” (1 Corinthians 9:27 NASB). Instead, “…I am …a slave to sin (my body of flesh) … Instead, I do what I hate. So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me (my body of flesh) that does it.  And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature (the body of flesh). (Romans 7:14-25 NLT).

In the GARDEN, God had ONE instruction for Adam and that was NOT to eat of “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” Remember, “…The sinful nature (also the FLESH) is ALWAYS hostile to God. It NEVER did, [from the beginning] OBEY God’s laws (instructions), and it NEVER will. …” (Romans 8:1-14 NLT).

God’s INSTRUCTION: “…of every tree of the garden THOU MAYEST FREELY EAT: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou  SHALT NOT EAT of it; for in THE DAY THAT THOU EATEST thereof THOU SHALT SURELY DIE…” (Genesis 2:16-17 KJV).

The EVIL ONE came along and began to appeal to the FLESH and its SENSES to gain control of man’s SOUL and also, his God-given dominion.

The EVIL ONE (disguised as usual) “USED” the serpent to APPEAL to the fleshly SENSES. “…Know … that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey (to follow), his servants ye are to whom ye obey (follow); whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” (Romans 6:16 KJV).  ”.. if you live by its (the FLESH) dictates, you will die…” (Romans 8:1-14 NLT). “…For if ye live AFTER THE FLESH, ye shall die…” (Romans 8:13 KJV).

The EVIL ONE through the serpent enticed Eve’s fleshly SENSES.  “…The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman (HEAR), “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.’” “You won’t die!” the serpent replied, with a LIE, to the woman. God knows that your eyes will be opened (appealing to the PRIDE OF LIFE) as soon as you eat it (appealing to the desire to TASTE), and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil (LUST OF THE FLESH).” The woman was convinced. She saw (LUSTS OF THE EYES) that the tree was beautiful (SIGHT) and its fruit looked delicious (TASTE, SIGHT), and she wanted the wisdom (PRIDE OF LIFE) it would give her. So she took (TOUCH) some of the fruit and ate it (TASTE). Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too. At that moment their eyes were opened” (Genesis 3:1-7 NLT).

 “…ALL that is in the world, the LUST of the flesh, and the LUST of the eyes…..is NOT of the Father, but it is of the world (which is under the power of the EVIL ONE)….” (1 John 2:16-17 KJV).

In addition, the EVIL ONE, through the serpent, appealed to the FLESHLY SENSES with LIES. God actually say? “…THE DAY THAT THOU EATEST thereof THOU SHALT SURELY DIE…” (Genesis 2:16-17 KJV). “…You won’t die!” the serpent [LIED]… to the woman…” (Genesis 3:1-7 NLT).

 “….So she took some of the fruit and ATE IT. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and HE ATE IT, too…At that moment their eyes were opened (to physical existence WITHOUT the Holy Spirit)” (Genesis 3:1-7 NLT).

The SOUL became imprisoned to the SINFUL FLESH and a SLAVE to SIN. “… I am all too human, a slave to sin … I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it … I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I [am] …a slave to the sin [or the devil’s resources]… that is … within me…(Romans 7:14-25 NLT).

The EVIL ONE is the DICTATOR of the FLESH, which is the SINFUL NATURE and all those that follow him are deceived by his controlling LIES. “…You are of your father the devil … He … does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44 NLT).

They can ONLY be set FREE by the POWER of God, the HOLY SPIRIT through Jesus Christ. “…Who will free me from this life that is DOMINATED by sin?The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord…(Romans 7:14-25 NLT). “…if the Son…shall make you FREE, ye shall be FREE indeed.” (John 8:36 KJV).

When you are SET FREE, the original abilities of MANKIND are RESTORED. “… He restoreth [your]… soul….” (PSALM 23:1-3 NLT).… [YOU]… can [NOW] do all things through Christ which strengtheneth [you]…” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). “…It is God who works in [you]… to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose” (Philippians 2:13 NIV). … the God of peace, … that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip[s] you with everything good for doing his will, and …work[s] in [you]… what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen…” (Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV).“…NOW UNTO HIM THAT IS “ABLE” TO DOaccording to the power that worketh in us…” (Ephesians 3:20 KJV).

ADAM and EVE relinquished dominion and control over to the EVIL ONE through disobedience, but JESUS CHRIST restored it BACK to HIS people through his obedience. “…Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous…” (Romans 5:18-19 NLT).

“… The kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him…” (Daniel 7:27 KJV).

 “…[God]… madest [the male and female] to have DOMINION OVER the WORKS of thy hands; thou hast put ALL things under his feet…” (Psalms 8:6 KJV). This passage speaks of HOW dominion and rule will be RESTORED to God’s people through JESUS CHRIST.

Jesus REDEEMED authority BACK from the EVIL ONE. “… Jesus (the WORD) …SPOKE to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth…” (Matthew 28:18 NASB). “… The Son of Man (the WORD) has authority on earth to forgive sins...” (Matthew 9:6 NASB).

Jesus GAVE the authority BACK to HIS people. “… Jesus (THE WORD) ….gave them power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases…” (Luke 9:1 NASB “… I (JESUS, THE WORD) have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you…” (Luke 10:19 NASB).  “…God, who had given such authority to men…” (Matthew 9:8 NASB). “… the ….dominion …shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High …and all dominions shall serve and obey him…” (Daniel 7:27 KJV).“…all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God … …” (Romans 13:1-5 NLT).

God, through the indwelling Holy Spirit has RESTORED mankind and GIVEN dominion and authority BACK to HIS people, which DESTROYS the power and control of the EVIL ONE. “… You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed] the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross…” (Colossians 2:13-15 NLT).

ONCE AGAIN, God has given the ABILITY to have DOMINION and AUTHORITY BACK to “HIS” people through JESUS CHRIST! “… Jesus (the WORD) …SPOKE to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth…” (Matthew 28:18 NASB “…God, who had given such authority to men…” (Matthew 9:8 NASB). “… the ….dominion …shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High …and all dominions shall serve and obey him…” (Daniel 7:27 KJV).“…all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God … …” (Romans 13:1-5 NLT).

“…I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me…” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). “by the GRACE of God I am what I am” (1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV).

I HAVE BEEN GIVEN ABILITIES, THROUGH JESUS, TO HAVE DOMINION AND AUTHORITY “OVER” ALL THE WORKS OF THE ENEMY!

“… I (JESUS, THE WORD) have given [GOD’S PEOPLE BACK THE] authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you…” (Luke 10:19 NASB).  

 “…God, who had given such authority [BACK] to men (HIS PEOPLE)…” (Matthew 9:8 NASB). “…He disarmed [THE EVIL ONE and] the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross…” (Colossians 2:13-15 NLT). “… Jesus (THE WORD) ….gave [BACK TO “HIS” PEOPLE] power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases…” (Luke 9:1 NASB

“…You gave [YOUR PEOPLE “BACK] authority over all things.” Now when it says “all things,” it means nothing is left out …” (Hebrews 2:8 NLT).

THE FLESH, WHICH IS THE SINFUL NATURE HAS “NO” AUTHORITY AND PROFITS NOTHING! “…the flesh (WHICH IS THE SINFUL NATURE) profiteth NOTHING…” (John 6:63 KJV). “…NOT that [you]… are ADEQUATE IN [YOURSELVES]… to consider anything as coming from [yourselves]… but [YOUR]… ADEQUACY IS FROM GOD” (2 Corinthians 3:5 NASB). “…Human effort [done through the flesh]… accomplishes nothing.” (John 6:63 NLT).

THIS AUTHORITY GIVEN TO GOD’S PEOPLE, IS “ONLY” POWERFUL THROUGH JESUS (THE WORD), THE INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIT. “….THE WORDS that I speak unto you, they are SPIRIT…” (John 6:63 KJV). “…GOD IS SPIRIT…” (John 4:24 KJV).  “…the Spirit of God dwell[s]… in you” (Romans 8:9 KJV).  “…it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose…” (Philippians 2:13 NIV). “…It is… GOD WHO “DOES” THE WORK IN AND THROUGH all of us who are his. The Holy Spirit “displays” God’s power THROUGH each of us…” (1 Corinthians 12:4-11 NLT). “…he doeth the works…” (John 14:10 KJV). “…Our great power is from God…” (2 Corinthians 4:5-7 NLT).

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