DAILY DEVOTION

JULY 29
Ministering with the Holy spirit at LWCI-Kyaitha
WORKING THE WORKS OF GOD
 
Jesus delegated great authority to His followers.  He said:  “…Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:21-22).  We have the authority to speak to mountains and they will be removed–mountains of oppression, sickness, depression, and spiritual bondage. 
 
Often, when confronted with the sick, demonized, and those bound by addictions, some believers have used excuses like “I don’t have the gift of healing.  I don’t have the gift of deliverance.”  But in the healing recorded in Acts 3, Peter declared to a lame man, “Such as I have!” 
 
No matter how you interpret it, it comes out the same: “Such as I have!”  Peter knew he had the authority and he used it, just as Jesus had done.  He spoke the word with authority, knowing he was backed up by all the powers of Heaven.  Peter said, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6). 
 
Jesus spoke the Word and it was accomplished. Peter and the other disciples spoke the Word and it was done. We can speak the Word with that same authority, with the same invincible power of Almighty God standing behind it. 
 
The word “authority” in the Greek is exousia which literally means “to be out.”  Ex means “out of” and ousia means “being.” One writer has defined it as “the ability to go beyond oneself.”  The term is used to describe authority which a person has that has been delegated to him from someone else. The word also denotes mastery, supernatural power, and complete jurisdiction.
 
The person who has this authority acts through the person to whom he has delegated the authority. Do you see how totally powerful this concept is?  Jesus delegated His authority to you. He lives in you and works with you and through you.   
 
When you minister to others in proof-producing power you go beyond yourself, beyond what is natural into the supernatural.   It is not your miracles, but it is the Lord working with you and through you with signs following. This is why the ministries of the disciples were so dynamically effective.  The Lord worked with them and through them.
 
Take a moment and look at your hands.  The Lord wants to work through your hands, just as He did through the hands of the disciples.  They understood the keys to producing the proof. They spoke the Word. They acted in the power and authority of God Himself. These supernatural methods will never fail. They will accomplish the works of God.

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