THE POWER RESTS WITH US.
TUESDAY, MAY 156TH, 2023.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth (Matthew 28:18).
Immediately after the Lord Jesus made the extraordinary statement in our theme verse, He charged us to go into every man’s world on account of ALL power that’s been given unto Him and preach the Gospel to every creature.
We’re the extension of His Kingdom, of His reign and rulership in the earth. It’s part of the reason He charges us to pray. He said in Luke 18:1, “Men ought always to pray and not give up.” He wants us to be relentless and persistent in prayer and effect changes in our world and in the lives of men everywhere.
He’s charged us with the responsibility, and He gave us the authority, to transform our world. He knew we would contend with evil forces, so He gave us dominion over them. We have the right arsenal—the Name of Jesus and the Word of God on our lips—to deal with demoniacal forces.
When you observe, for example, that things are going awry in your nation, get to praying fervently in the Spirit. Rebuke Satan and his cohorts of darkness responsible for deception, hardships and wickedness, and reassign angels to take charge where they had held sway. Pray often like this to hinder the works of darkness in your nation and around the world.
Dear Father, thank you for the authority in the Name of Jesus to enforce your will in the earth and in the lives of men. Your Name is glorified in all the earth, and your Kingdom is exalted. Thank you for pouring down righteousness and salvation upon the nations; the whole earth is filled with your glory. Hallelujah!
Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them [to this end], that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Romans 8:26-27 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what [is] the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to [the will of] God.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 7:25-8:1-11 & 1 Kings 18-19
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Mark 10:32-45 & Numbers 19