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The Believer and Delegated Authority (Part 6)
1. We learned that if our value of any subject is high enough, we will have the needed determination to operate in it everywhere we go.
2. This would include the subject at hand, the believer’s and delegated authority.
3. In the book of Exodus, Moses and Aaron used their delegated authority.
4. They had permission to speak to the enemy.
5. (Observation) If you read the book of Exodus you will notice that God uses Moses and Aaron as His mouthpiece to give commands to Pharaoh their enemy.
6. God used His people to get the job done. (Even a donkey, see Numbers 22:21-35)
7. In other words, Moses and Aaron are exercising their delegated authority in the physical realm, which I believe is a type (Likeness) of what we should be doing today but in the spiritual or spirit realm.
8. They are giving the commands from God to Pharaoh.
9. We are to give commands (directed by the Holy Spirit) to Satan and his demons.
10. Our commands must be in harmony with God’s will.
11. We need to know what is forbidden and permitted.
12. We cannot guess. (This is why we study God’s word) (2 Timothy 2:15 AMP)
Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven. AMP
13. I have mentioned the word “delegated” several times.
14. Listen to what the word “delegate” means in the dictionary.
1. to entrust to another
2. to appoint as one's representative
3. to assign responsibility or authority
15. The one command that was spoken was “Let my people go”.
16. “Let my people go”: mentioned nine times in the Bible all in the book of Exodus.
17. However, it was seven commands.
1. Exodus 5:1
2. Exodus 7:16
3. Exodus 8:1
4. Exodus 8:20
5. Exodus 8:21 (Not a command)
7. Exodus 9:13
8. Exodus 10:3
9. Exodus 10:4 (Not a command)
18. Some of us might be afraid to speak to the enemy with our delegated authority.
19. Or maybe we think “I cannot speak like that pastor or teacher or that person”.
20. However, God will help us speak our authority to the enemy.
(See resource below after this teaching. "Testimony of demon-possessed lady"
21. This brings up the issue of excuses.
22. God wants to use Moses, but Moses is giving God a bucket of excuses.
Excuses of Moses
(Moses’ conversations with God)
Exodus 3:1-11 (Condensed reading)
1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
2 And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.
3 Then Moses said, "I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn."
4 So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am."
5 Then He said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground."
6 Moreover He said, "I am the God of your father — the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.
7 And the Lord said: "I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.
8 So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.
9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."
Moses bucket of excuses
Exodus 3:11 (Identity crisis)
11 But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?" NKJV
(See resource below after this teaching. "Our identity in Christ"
20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in (of) the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. RSV
Moses bucket of excuses
1 But Moses said, "They won't believe me! They won't do what I tell them to. They'll say, 'Jehovah never appeared to you!'" TLB
10 But Moses pleaded, "O Lord, I'm just not a good speaker. I never have been, and I'm not now, even after you have spoken to me, for I have a speech impediment." TLB
13 But Moses said, "Lord, please! Send someone else." TLB
14 Then the Lord became angry. "All right," he said, "your brother, Aaron, is a good speaker. And he is coming here to look for you and will be very happy when he finds you.
15 So I will tell you what to tell him, and I will help both of you to speak well, and I will tell you what to do.
16 He will be your spokesman to the people. And you will be as God to him, telling him what to say. TLB
23. No matter what excuses we come up with, the truth remains.
24. We have delegated authority.
19 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.
20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are enrolled in heaven. AMP
25. In the KJV it is says “power”#1849 but in the Greek we receive an expanded meaning of the word “power”.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.
3 And God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. (RSV)
26. Consider the following information. (Highlights)
27. Greek definition for the word “power”: NT:1849 e) cousi/a exousia (ex-oo-see'-ah); from NT:1832 (in the sense of ability); privilege, i.e. (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence:
KJV - authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength.
(Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary)
28. NT:1849 e) cousi/a exousía; gen. exousías, fem. noun from éxesti (1832), it is permissible, allowed. Permission, authority, right, liberty, power to do something (Acts 26:12). As éxesti denies the presence of a hindrance, it may be used either of the capability or the right to do a certain action. The words éxesti and exousía combine the two ideas of right and might. As far as right, authority, or capability is concerned, it involves ability, power, strength (dúnamis ) as in Matt 9:8; 28:18.
(from The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament)
29. NT:1849: 37.35 NT:1849 e)cousi/a a, a$ f: the right to control or govern over - 'authority to rule, right to control.' i&sqi e) cousi/an e&xwn e)pa/nw de/ka po/lewn 'go with the authority to rule over ten cities' Luke 19:17.
(from Greek-English Lexicon Based on Semantic Domain)
30. We are to imitate God.
1 THEREFORE BE imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. AMP
31. We are to follow in Christ footsteps.
1 Peter 2:21
For Christ also suffered for you, leaving you [His personal] example, so that you should follow in His footsteps. AMP
32. No matter what happens in this world we need not fear anything or anyone.
33. Consider these verses in God’s word. (Do not be afraid)
Deuteronomy 20:1-4 (Personal for me)
1 WHEN YOU go forth to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you.
2 And when you come near to the battle, the priest shall approach and speak to the men,
3 And shall say to them, Hear, O Israel, you draw near this day to battle against your enemies. Let not your [minds and] hearts faint; fear not, and do not tremble or be terrified [and in dread] because of them.
4 For the Lord your God is He Who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to save you AMP
fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. RSV
34. As I speak our faith is increasing.
35. Encouragement is coming forth.
So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ. RSV
Through You we will push down our enemies; Through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us. NKJV
With God (or through God) we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes. RSV
9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. AMP
1 Samuel 17:45-46 (Courageous David)
45 Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Whom you have defied.
46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will smite (Strike, hit) you and cut off your head. AMP
36. Every day is a battle.
37. Every day we should be exercising our delegated authority.
38. Every day we should walk in victory.
39. Every day we should operate in boldness.
40. Every day we should cut off the enemy’s evil thoughts, plans towards us. (Head)
41. Head equals thoughts, plans, intentions, reasoning, and direction. (Brain)
42. No matter what battle we are facing we should rejoice every day and be glad in it.
This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. RSV
David in the physical believers in the spiritual.
43. When David went up against Goliath he had to be alert to where the opening was.
44. He needed to know where to strike.
45. David needed to be accurate.
46. David had to maneuver to the location of the opening.
47. David was already trained and seasoned to accomplish God’s will.
48. David had to be confident the whole time with no wavering. (No doubt)
49. He trusted only in the Lord- no man-made device. (Sword, spear, javelin) For example, when I go to the doctor, my trust is in the Lord to work through the doctor and medicine.
50. When he was ready David made his move and was victorious.
27 Prepare your work outside, get everything ready for you in the field; and after that build your house. RSV
51. No matter what we see in the physical keep in mind that things are happening in the spirit realm.
52. One thing that is happening is an unseen army.
53. We have back up!
54. We are not alone when we use our delegated authority from God. We have God's angels!
55. In simple form: Satan’s kingdom is set up in three categories.
Resources after the teaching to maintain our focus.
Click here. Testimony of demon-possessed lady!
Click here. Our identity in Christ!
Click here. We are not alone; we have His angels.
Click here. Satan’s kingdom is set up in three categories. “Progressively viewing the battlefield introduction”
Click here. More about this photo!