Exercise Your Authority

 After God created the earth and everything in it, He said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule….” – Genesis 6:26

     God created us to rule and have dominion from a place of rest; a place of finished work.  He created us to walk in His power and His authority; and He wants us to take our authoritative position. 
     Although Adam surrendered his God-given power and authority to Satan, Jesus paid the price with His Blood, went into hell and took back the keys (which represent power and authority) from Satan – stripping him of all his power – and gave those keys to us.  Before Jesus left hell, He made a show of Satan’s defeat openly.
     Jesus rose on the third day, later ascended to heaven, and then sat down at the right hand of Father God.  He sat down because His job was finished.  God made a footstool for Jesus’ feet of His enemies. (Psalm 110:1)
     In turn, Jesus gave that same power and authority to us when we were born again.  “Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.” (Luke 10:19 Amplified)
     So, when Satan wreaks havoc in your life through sickness, disease, financial stress, relationship challenges, etc., (John 10:10) pull out your keys and exercise your God-given power and authority that Jesus has already paid the price for you so you can be free. 
     I’ve decided that I’m not putting up with anything in my life that Jesus has paid such a high price with His Blood so I can be free from it.   
     Now’s the time for you to exercise your God-given authority so you can rule, reign, and dominate your world.  Just as God made Jesus’ enemies his footstool, which means Jesus is over, or above, his enemies; we are also over our enemies because we are made in His image. 
     Exercise your faith and enter into that place of rest, knowing that the finished work of Jesus’ shed Blood was enough to pay the price for you to have victory over the enemy.