Hello everyone, my name is Ryan Weeter.  As I’ve been working as a prayer minister, God has shown me many things, in many places in the Bible, that I never even knew were there.  On top of that God has given me new revelation on certain things that I knew were there, but never truly grasped.  Today, I’m going to be talking with you about one of the things he gave me new knowledge on…  Luke 10:19.

Luke 10:19 says “ 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.”  That’s Jesus talking, he has given you the authority over all the power of the enemy, he’s given you the authority over anything that might hurt you.  So many Christians walk around asking God to do things in their lives, not knowing that God has already given them that authority.  Then I started thinking about the “how” of this authority. How does this authority work and how can we apply it in our lives?

Romans 8:11 says that we have the very same spirit, the spirit that raised Christ from the dead, living on the inside of us.  God’s very spirit lives on the inside of us, working through us, and empowering us.  The Lord God almighty, creator of the universe, author and finisher of our faith, lives on the inside of you!  He’s just waiting for you to believe his word. Believe what he says is true.  How many of you, if you heard the voice of God telling you something, would believe it immediately?  I guarantee that if you heard God and knew it was God, nothing in the world could convince you otherwise.  That’s what the Bible is, it’s the word of God, we know it’s God, and he’s speaking to you.  

If you’re thinking to yourself “I just can’t set my faith on that yet,” have I got the scripture for you!  Romans 10:17 says “So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”  If you’re struggling with setting your faith on what the Word says, just get in the Word more.  That alone will snowball!  Your faith will grow, you’ll know God more intimately, you’ll know his plans for you, you’ll be able to minister to others, and lastly; you’ll come to realize the world altering power he’s put inside you.  

God has made you more than a conqueror! (Romans 8:37)

A good parent doesn’t want their child to be helpless all their life.  A good parent teaches, raises, and empowers their children to live a life of success without running to mommy and daddy every time there’s a bump in the road.  On the flip side of the coin, a good child recognizes and acknowledges that they didn’t gain those abilities and skills on their own.  We, as the children of God, are to mature in God and the authority he has given us so that we can handle these bumps in the road that the devil tries to throw our way.  We know that if it weren’t for God we wouldn’t even be able to tie our shoes.  However, we also know that we don’t have to come begging and pleading to God every time we need to tie our shoes.  I challenge you today, to mature and stand in the divine authority given to you; and to remain grateful and acknowledging to God who’s  empowered you to do so.