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OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY 8TH JANUARY 2020 – POWER VS AUTHORITY III.

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OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: WEDNESDAY 8TH JANUARY 2020.
THEME: POWER VS AUTHORITY III.
MEMORISE:
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
READ: Mark 16:17-20
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
MESSAGE:
You can delegate authority, but not power. If you don’t know how to open a car door without its keys but attempt it anyway, you would end up damaging it. A man can be living in divine health, while his wife and children still take ill regularly. Until he gets authority over sickness, even if delegated, there is little he can do. Delegated authority however, always has an expiry date.
For example, the Minister of Justice gets his authority from the President of the nation. This authority is however subject to his/her continued stay in office as the Minister of Justice. A person who already has spiritual authority can delegate some of it to you. Delegated authority however, can only be retained and increased as you witness. Go out and share your testimony with others; tell people about this your God of wonders. The first miracle God performs through you should birth testimonies. If you however, do not tell others about what God did before and use that testimony to win them to Christ, what will be His encouragement to do more through you?
“………for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.” Mark 1:27
If you want lasting authority over sickness, demons, poverty and the like, then you must be addicted to soul-winning. Has God performed a great miracle through you based on the authority of an anointed man of God? Use that testimony to win souls to the kingdom. As you do so, more and more miracles will be happening through you, and very soon, you would not even need to refer to the authority of that man of God anymore, because God would now have given you your own authority. When Jesus gave His disciples authority over sicknesses and demons in Luke 10, it did not last because they stopped witnessing. When they resumed witnessing, they didn’t need any proclamation before the miracles began to flow again.
KEY POINT:
Authority can only be retained and increased as you witness about the Lord Jesus Christ.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 17-20
AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 10: I AM A VICTOR.

  1. Yes, I know I am a victor
    For the Bible tells me so
    God made me more than a conqueror
    Much stronger than all my foes
    CHORUS
    Jesus loves me and I love Him
    Together we rule the world
    Christ with me I will overcome
    By His Blood, His Name, His Word
  2. Yes, I know I am a victor
    Stronger than demons I am
    To Satan I am a terror
    I am free, o yes, I am
  3. Yes, I know I am a victor
    Stronger than lack, poverty
    All my needs Jesus provides for
    I have life abundantly
  4. Yes, I know I am a victor
    Barrenness no more indeed
    Fruitful is the God I live for
    All my dreams shall be fulfilled
  5. Yes, I know I am a victor
    By His strength I shall succeed
    No more loss and no more failure
    Glory to glory proceed
  6. Yes, I know I am a victor
    No more sorrow, no despair
    Jesus Christ is my own Succour
    Tomorrow is joy and cheer
  7. Yes, I know I am a victor
    Very soon I’ll reign with Him
    His promise is my sure anchor
    He’s coming to take me home
  8. Jesus loves me and I love Him
    We rule this world together
    As He is so right now I am
    Hear me shout Halleluyah
  9. Jesus loves me Halleluyah
    Hear me shout Halleluyah
    Halleluyah, Halleluyah
    Glory be to God on high

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