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Say Yes!

“For all the Promises of God are Yes in Him. And in Him Amen, unto the glory of God - through us.” (2 Cor. 1:20)

Authority & Power:

Did you know that regardless of what others say and do, you have the spiritual authority to rise above their actions and words! (Job 22:28) In fact, not even the devil himself can resist or thwart the plans of a Child of God when he or she uses the authority that God has placed in their hands! (Lk. 10:19)(Mt. 16:19)

Releasing Faith:

Your faith can change your world! No matter how difficult things might seem at this moment or how small your faith may feel. Even a little faith can do great things when its released. But you must get it engaged toward your situation if you expect to breakthrough into the place God is calling you. When your voice agrees with God’s purposes it is going to change that which is affecting you negatively.

God has given you dominion over your life. Dominion is the power and the authority to govern and control that which concerns you. He has put you in a position to grow in faith and every time you speak, you are setting the limits upon the enemy’s approach. God has commissioned you to set the spiritual boundaries and utterly defeat those things that are not in sync with God’s will for your life (2 Cor 10:3-6). Its a battle over your affections, but when God has captured your heart, the devil can’t move you.

Say ‘Yes’ to His Promises:

You’re a Believer! Your confession of faith is your “yes”. Set the decree ever before you and praise Him with the shout! Remember: “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Mt. 18:18). You have been given authority on earth to decree God’s will and He will back it up in heaven! God gave dominion for a holy purpose and you have the privilege to be used by God to speak His will and declare His desires on Earth (Mt. 6:10).

“Will of God – Be Done… On Earth as it is in Heaven!”

Culture of Greatness

We have been commissioned to develop a culture that ignites the greatness in others. Many of us have had negative influences that seemed to suck the wind right out of our sails. Yet no matter how destructive these forces may have become, God has great plans and royal destinies for His people. It is our finest hour when we are able to create pathways for people to find their journey to the Palace.

Memories Vs. Dreams:

A friend of mine once said, “When your memories are greater than your dreams, then you are already beginning to die.”

Imagine if you were raised in a palace where everyone around you spoke to you about your destiny to become a king one day. Who would you be today? How do you think those expectations would effect your dreams? If you knew you were destined for greatness and could not fail, how would that shape your thoughts? …your living? …your personal risks?

Living the Life:

The Lord has told me that it is not too late to think like Solomon… to use God-given wisdom and believe in the greatness inside of me. Even if the role models of my life were negative and stole the joy of my childhood, I do not need to remain an orphan (Jn 14:18). I am a Child of God, which means I have a royal destiny (1 Pet 2:9-10). I follow Christ as my example and hear the Holy Spirit calling me into my true identity. As I begin to act like royalty, issues that felt like mountains in my life have become mere stepping stones to future promise. It feels good to overcome the obstacles that once hindered me.

A Culture of Greatness:

As the Royal Priesthood of God, we are called to develop a Kingdom Culture in our homes, churches, communities and nations that brings out the best in others. We do this by seeing and treating people as God created them to be. Our knowledge and love for others must come from our intimacy with God. We are no longer His slaves, but friends, walking by His side as kings and queens of His court. Being born into a Royal Family means we co-reign with Christ in the Kingdom of God. The culture we reflect is based upon the relational character we enjoy with our Heavenly Father. Jesus gave us the example of releasing a culture of greatness by doing what he saw the Father doing.

The Key is Honor:

Honor expresses value in others. It is one of the greatest attributes of nobility in the entire Bible. When the Kingdom of Heaven rules the heart, honorable behavior comes naturally. We give honor to people, not just because they deserve it, but because we are honorable citizens of the King. It is the standard or condition of the heart, not just the product of a good environment. It eliminates the need for control and manipulation, because it empowers with God-given purpose. People are great, because God created them in His image and for His glory. When we carry honor in our hearts, people can feel it and they respond to it, because it ignites the greatness inside of them.

Leading as Royalty

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)

We have been commissioned to develop a culture that ignites the greatness in others. Many of us have had negative influences that seemed to suck the wind right out of our sails. Yet no matter how destructive these forces may have become, God has great plans and royal destinies for His people. It is our finest hour when we are able to create pathways for people to find their journey to the Palace.

Memories Vs. Dreams:

A friend of mine once said, “When your memories are greater than your dreams, then you are already beginning to die.”

Imagine if you were raised in a palace where everyone around you spoke to you about your destiny to become a king one day. Who would you be today? How do you think those expectations would effect your dreams? If you knew you were destined for greatness and could not fail, how would that shape your thoughts? …your living? …your personal risks?

Living the Life:

The Lord has told me that it is not too late to think like Solomon… to use God-given wisdom and believe in the greatness inside of me. Even if the role models of my life were negative and stole the joy of my childhood, I do not need to remain an orphan (Jn 14:18). I am a Child of God, which means I have a royal destiny. I follow Christ as my example and hear the Holy Spirit calling me into my true identity. As I begin to act like royalty, issues that felt like mountains in my life have become mere stepping stones to future promise. It feels good to overcome the obstacles that once hindered me.

A Culture of Greatness:

As the Royal Priesthood of God, we are called to develop a Kingdom Culture in our homes, churches, communities and nations that brings out the best in others. We do this by seeing and treating people as God created them to be. Our knowledge and love for others must come from our intimacy with God. We are no longer His slaves, but friends, walking by His side as kings and queens of His court. Being born into a Royal Family means we co-reign with Christ in the Kingdom of God. The culture we reflect is based upon the relational character we enjoy with our Heavenly Father. Jesus gave us the example of releasing a culture of greatness by doing what he saw the Father doing.

The Key is Honor:

Honor expresses value in others. It is one of the greatest attributes of nobility in the entire Bible. When the Kingdom of Heaven rules the heart, honorable behavior comes naturally. We give honor to people, not just because they deserve it, but because we are honorable citizens of the King. It is the standard or condition of the heart, not just the product of a good environment. It eliminates the need for control and manipulation, because it empowers with God-given purpose. People are great, because God created them in His image and for His glory. When we carry honor in our hearts, people can feel it and they respond to it, because it ignites the greatness inside of them.

The Believer’s Authority

I want to encourage you today to believe for and walk in the future God has for you.

There is a catch however, you will need to press into God and stand firm against the devil. Just as soon as you begin to set your sights on God’s best for your life there will be a battle… for your identity and your sense of spiritual vision. You will need to know your authority in Christ and how to use that authority to defeat the enemy’s schemes (Eph 6:10-12).

Defining Spiritual Authority: 

Spiritual authority is the right to control, command, or determine the future based upon God’s Promise and the Holy Spirit’s guidence. Its like a badge of approval to advance His Will in the midst of difficult circumstances. Believers in Christ have been entrusted with a spiritual ‘power of attorney’… an authority to act in the absence and interest of God. Much like a nation’s ambassador would represent their interest in a foreign land, so also we represent God’s Kingdom interest on Earth.

Delegated to Us:

All authority in heaven and on earth belongs to Jesus (Mt 28:18). He proved it by defeating the devil in every one of his evil works (1 Jn 3:8), crushing his head at the Cross (Gen 3:15). Then, by rising from the dead, He disarmed every principality and power that ruled in the heavenly realms. He is even now, seated “far above all principality and power, might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come” (Eph 1:21). His victory has become our hope of liberty from the power of sin and the grip of Satan’s lies. Although, the devil stood in defiance to God’s Promises in our lives, Christ won our victory. So that we could live in His authority.

Simply Believe:

Jesus said: “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Lk 10:19). Faith and obedience unlock the door of authority. If you can believe for the destiny of God, you can walk in it. Just remember to hold on to your identity in Christ Jesus and focus on His vision for the future.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jer 29:11)

The Declaration of God

“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

If you are a Christian, God speaks these amazing words over you: “You are My beloved Child, in whom I am well pleased!” He doesn’t speak these words over you, because you’ve earned them. You could never do enough to earn these words of love. God speaks these words over you, because of who Jesus is - for you.

A Father’s Love:

When God the Father spoke these powerful words over His Son (Mt 3:17), it was a day of affirmation that set the tone for His public ministry as the Messiah. It was more than significant, it was supernatural. I would like to propose that what was true of the Messiah, is true today of His people. God loves… immensely. 

A Faithful Son:

Jesus was the faithful Son who always did the will of His Father. Never once did He disobey or disappoint Him. All of Jesus’ activity, from the birth in the manger to His death on the cross were a fulfillment of the Father’s love in purpose, pattern and passion. As our Savior, Jesus obeyed the Father for us… so that the same words that were spoken over Him on that wonderful day, could be spoken over us in our daily routine, everyday. Living as a Christian involves learning that everyday, God our loving Father thinks of each one of us as His beloved Child in whom He is well pleased.

Enabling & Empowering:

Recognizing the spiritual impact of the Father’s declaration, enables and empowers the heart to dream and reach for the impossible. Those things that once caused us to stumble, begin to position themselves as stepping stones. We must learn to live in the reality of God’s loving pleasure and find a sense of freedom where troubles no longer control. Its the Father’s affirmation that encourages us to deal with the difficulties of life with confidence and humility. Mountains bow down and storms no longer threaten our progress. Clearly, one of the most wonderful priorities of the Holy Spirit is to place within the heart of every Child of God a responsive cry… “Abba, Father”! (Rom 8:15)

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