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July 8, 2021 8:00 am
Authority comes from above. Listen closely to Adrian Rogers God has authority everywhere bears the authority of the word of God.
Are you under this far to the Lordship of Christ. Have you submitted to bears the authority of the direction of the Holy Spirit you know it bears to be authority in the home. As we go to see later on bears authority in the church bears on largely in the government there is authority everywhere. I want to take this. If you do not learn to be on you will not be over welcome to finding featuring the profound truth of the gospel. The lessons and insights of Adrian Rogers. We know the Lord did not create us to live, crushed and defeated, but to rain and live in victory, but the way we received. This strength is through submitting to God's authority. Mr. Rogers said if you do not know the restraint of the spirit. You will never know the release of the spirit. If you cannot operate the spiritual breaks, God will never show you the spiritual Excelerator. If you have your Bible turned out a Luke chapter 7 is Adrian Rogers reveals an example of strength through authority.
The story is a man, a senatorial manger was Army officer 100 man under his command at his post very important man in the Roman army was a Gentile was sick and he was concerned about a servant is about to die. People came to Jesus and said this is a good manual and help them serve. So Jesus is going to this man's house man sends out a message.
He says listen I feel I was worthy to come here. I'm not worthy that you should come in my room but he said all you have to do is to give the command and my servant will be healed and then explain why said that he said I to I also am a man said on simple that's the way works.
He was Terry Mann. He understood the way things worked in the military and when he said Jesus is saying why can't you understand this same fate like this all Israel. He understands kingdom Jesus more. Now you need to understand today the same kingdom authority. What do we mean by authority. It means the official legal right now.
We will earn four things today about kingdom authority they come out of this text okay and and I don't want us to be academic. I want to go beyond academics in your life. First of all, the source of kingdom authority, all authority comes from a higher power, it comes down authority comes from above, therefore any authority that you may hold is no better or stronger than the one who is over you because you see you have to have someone to backup the authority that you hold now. The reason that God's children have authority is because of the Lord. That is over them. Maybe another great verse that opulence, then this first John chapter 4 and verse 17. I will take just a phrase I let burst don't turn to jot it down as he thought about Jesus as he is so are we. I guess the key phrase in this world as Jesus is, so are we. Because we are in him and he is in office. This is the doctrine of identification when he died he died for us and so we died with him right. His death had your name on it. He died for you. You died with him. Okay secondly when he rose you rose with him, you are identified, united with him in resurrection. The Bible says that we been buried in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection, Jesus died for us and then Jesus rose Flores. He died for us. He gave himself Boris and then he rose to give himself to.
And so we have resurrection life. What we need to understand is this what the relationship of Jesus Christ to the church truly is. Don't think of the church as a business with Jesus as the president, the church is a body with Jesus as the head you see the difference. That is, we are organically related to the Lord Jesus Christ's life is in us. Our authority comes from the Lord Jesus. And that's the reason.
When Jesus gave the great commission in Matthew 28 and sent us out to spread the gospel. He set up all Dorothy's given to me go. He there because I have this authority and now I am giving you the power of attorney to act for me, burst through the soles of kingdom authority flows from above.
It comes from a higher power mall that brings us to the secretive kingdom of God. That's the second thing the secretive kingdom authority look again in verse eight for I also am a man set under authority, having under me so I'm on so I have people under me. Here's the secret is very plain is very wonderful. You cannot be over until you are under. You cannot have authority until you get under the authority that is over you about that. So simple, but is so wonderful to see all authority is linked to obedience. Why would a person give you authority to act for him when you're disobedient to him. That's the reason that Satan endeavored to get Adam to disobey. When Adam disobeyed. He forfeited his authority. Now I generation doesn't like the word authority.
We all like to be under anybody and many of us dare not realize the vestiges of rebellion that still work down in our hearts we don't want to submit to authority. I was looking for parking place a while back and I saw a sign that said don't even think about parking here. I was so full rebellion. I thought about it I mean we all have anything in us. We don't want anybody to be over this but God does not kingdom authority rebels. God does not view kingdom authority figures. This illustration how many of you ever try to semi-drive child. Anybody else what's the first thing you showed them, not even the ignition switch certainly not Excelerator not how to put it in drive. The very first thing is you got iota modicum of intelligence the break honey. Here's how you make it stop as I make a stop. There is the break now suppose that child at your teaching our young teenagers and hey dad, don't but I'm not interested in the break.
Show me how to make this thing go. I'm not interested in the break.
That is of no importance to me. You just find yourself taking the keys and putting them back in your pocket and that right because you know if that person is not interested in how to make it stop you not interested in telling him how to make it go in that right. I will take this about God the Holy Spirit. If you do not know the restraint of the spirit. You will never know the release of the spirit. If you cannot operate the spiritual breaks, God will never show you the spiritual Excelerator.
You see, the reason that many people do not have kingdom authority is made have not learned how to be under and therefore they will not be over now.
God has authority everywhere bears the authority of the word of God. Are you under the authority of the Lordship of Christ.
Have you submitted to it bears the authority of the direction of the Holy Spirit. Do you know it bears to be authority in the home. As we go to see later on bears authority in the church bears authority in the government there is authority everywhere when you go to a restaurant. There's authority in that restaurant. I was with some preachers, some friend was a convention we went into the restaurant.
We want to be together, you have preachers like get together talking and we went to the restaurant and there was not enough room for us to get around one table. So I said Willis. Put these two tables together.
A waitress came up to Mr. you can do that that photo is no reason I couldn't of been made perfectly good since we were not blocking and I'll it was good for business. Had I been the manager of the restaurant. I would've certainly acquiesce to that. I knew that waitress didn't understand my thought was that we could go that's alright Mama lately will matter and start put those tables together in what God said to me today during your rebel. She's in charge here and he was right and I had to just say well we won't bears authority everywhere. I want to tell you this. If you do not learn to be on you will not be over and I'll give you the best example of this whole thing and end this humble me when I found out lesson, the Lord Jesus Christ was under authority. What that man say he looked at Jesus and he said I also am a member you say what to whom was Jesus under authority he was gone.
He lived a life on this earth as man and as a man, he was subject to his father. John 17 verse four.
I have glorified the on earth I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do is what Jesus said to his father.
Jesus was in subjection to the Holy Spirit. Luke four, verse one. The Bible says he was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. He was subject to the word of God. He said the Scriptures cannot be broken. He was subject to his earthly parents the Lord Jesus was subject to earthly government Jesus the King of glory paid his taxes. Jesus Christ is subject to God the father, the Holy Spirit, the word of God. If Jesus Christ was subject to earthly parents Jesus Christ were subject to the government under which he lived and operated way to say nobody don't tell us what to do, that Army officer look to Jesus Christ and he said I also am a man under authority. Now the secret of kingdom authority is plain and clear.
You cannot be over unless you're willing beyond got it all right. I lets go of kingdom authority and what realms does this authority extend well it is to the things of the spirit of God, you are Luke seven just turn over Luke chapter 10 and look in verse 19 when I started verse 18 because I like that and he said of them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I gave you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. If you have a King James like I'm reading from the word power is used twice with the two different words and maybe translated this way. Behold, I give you authority over all the power of the enemy. Now what is what is the scope. Therefore, I lower authority is over all power of the enemy. Now we need to be very careful here and I want to listen.
Listen carefully because kingdom authority does not need to be refused, but it certainly doesn't need to be confused and it certainly doesn't need to be abuse. Now what is the scope of kingdom authority learn this when God gave Adam authority over the beast of the field.
A thousand there and the fish of the sea. That authority has not yet been given to us. We do not live in the Garden of Eden now potentially potentially we gain more in Christ than we ever lost in Adam, but our full inheritance is waiting until Jesus Christ comes again Adam was given authority over the forces of nature. You and I are given authority over power the enemy because you see the dominion over the forces of nature that will come in the millennium. Hebrews 28 is a key verse here, thou has put all things in subjection under his feet. These talk about man for and that he put all in subjection under him that is undermanned. He left nothing that is not yet put under him, but now we see not yet all things put under him. That is, there is a potentiality that is yet to be fulfilled.
There is a not yet. Romans eight verse 22.
The Bible says there we know that the whole creation are grown up in probate with pain until outlook around this is not the Garden of Eden. There is a desert disease instruction depravity all over. Go and if you're a child of God.
Do not isolated nor insulated from these Romans eight verse 23 says and not only they, but ourselves, which also have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of the body. Now the restoration of nature and the redemption of the body that's out yonder we see not yet all things put under him, but in this day and SAG says I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy. That is the scope of your kingdom authority may say Adrian wire you just why were you slowing down here.
I'm just trying to help you understand how it works. You may be spirit filled, but don't throw a rock in a hornets nest. It won't do any good to be spirit well when those warnings come out of a last will and try to say when our Lord says he gives you authority he's talking about spiritual authority is not saying that you have authority over microbes, mosquitoes, mildew, or mudslides. I want you have to understand that because if the devil cannot keep you from learning this truth you try to corrupt and perverted and have you have the idea that if you have spiritual authority you make it rain like you have spiritual authority that you walk in a hospital room and empty it know you can't we have these joy boys on television who taken his true and they have so distorted the truth that they would have you believe that kingdom authority is the key to Fort Knox in the fountain of youth rolled into one is the gospel of cash, Cadillacs, and comfort, but is not the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus say the whole, I gave you a authority over all the power of the second Peter one verse three according as his divine power that is his divine authority have given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness. That's where your authority is Satan has no power, no authority, Satan has no allurement temptation has no power, but the child of God cannot overcome with kingdom of that's the scope here's the last thing I want you to notice the strength of kingdom authority this message or speak a word, and my servant will be healed by Jesus.
Obviously had power to heal that you and I may not have.
Unless God gives us that very special gift for the point that I'm emphasizing right now is that this man who was a centurion was a man of strength. That is, he said, I have those who are under me go back again if you will, and look in verse eight for I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers and I say to one going to go. Would you like some soldiers to fight for you and another company, and my servant, do listening to. How would you like some spiritual soldiers and some spiritual servants if you need spiritual soldiers and spiritual servants. You need the strength, then you are going to have to enter in to a thing called surrender to nowhere. Strength comes from the Christian life surrender. Surrender. We had the mayor's prayer breakfast, there was a man named Kerry H. Humphreys, who was the speaker was Carrie Humphreys. He's the president of Cargill North America at that time and I don't know it still maybe it was the largest private holding company in America. Perhaps in the world. Matthew businessman you know that this man was not in the world of business of five or six is a 10.
This was Carrie Humphreys, Carrie Humphreys is a committed Christian. I heard him tell how he gave his life to Jesus Christ and Irene testify of the change that came into his life. And then he said this, he said, I do not try to set a fashion statement. He said I don't emphasize style and the way you digress. But he said every morning when I go out. He said I put a white handkerchief in my pocket as it is up there right now. He said that white handkerchief is not there primarily for style. That white handkerchief is there to say something to me.
She said that white handkerchief is a sign of surrender and he said this and I wrote it down. He said in 1961 I surrendered my all to Jesus Christ.
This white handkerchief is a reminder each day that I am the command. That's a man who has all of these people working on the him that's a man that is a Mongo, a magnate but is also a man who was a humble man said I am used to command you said that the Jesus Christ do you mean then if you do, you're going to understand this tremendous threat. You see there's a difference in authority and power, authority comes from the office power is residual in the person's illustration. We will understand that I'll be finished professional football player's.
They had become monstrous. Why play football in college and high school I weighed about 185 pounds and I was one of the bigger men in the back. Today they would let me carry the water. These guys or something.
Many of his peers and fellow he is 6 feet seven. He weighs 285 pounds and is quick as a On top of that he's got a helmet, face guard, all his armor all around them. Good night you get hurt playing a game and yet there's another bell out there. This guy may be hundred 55 pounds. He has no helmet. He has no shoulder pads. He's wearing the shirt strikes on always got as a whistle and he says that guy you get off the field and go to the showers authority see the difference. He's the one with the and Jesus says to us, we will give you authority over all power. The he's the big time you and I told her to take a hike time here. I understood the strap on spirit. Maybe as you listen to this lesson today. You are intrigued with that last sentence. It's time we understood the strength of spiritual authority you might have further questions about who Jesus is what he means to you how to receive the forgiveness he's freely offering right now, go to our discovery, Jesus firstname.lastname@example.org/radio. There you'll find resources and materials that will answer questions you may have about your faith again go to LWF.org/radio and click Discover Jesus after like to order a copy of today's message request the title strength through authority. When you call us at 1877 love God. This message is also part of the insightful series. The incredible power of kingdom authority with the complete collection all nine powerful messages. Call that number 1877 love God or go online to order it LWF.org/radio or rightists at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 you understand the source secret and scope of your kingdom authority you surrendered to the Holy Spirit even strengthened by his power. Thank you for joining us for today studying God's word and tune in next time for more timeless truth and right on love worth buying is a note from a list I received recently.
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