Fight Back! Use Your God Given Authority

If there’s one thing I like about social media, it’s that it has the power to connect us to people that know and understand the truth of God’s word. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been scrolling and come across a group, page, quote, video’s etc., that lead me to something the Lord wants me to hear. Yes, the enemy uses it for evil, but for the last decade I, my family and others have used it for Good; for the good of teaching others the truth. And it happened once again just the other night, when I came across a Youtube video from a man of Faith, who has since went to be with Jesus. In this video he teaches us the Authority God has given us because of what Jesus did on the Cross, and as I watched and listened it felt as though I was in Bible class once again, hearing truths that many of us, the body of Christ have forgotten and the enemy has been working very hard to keep God’s people from walking in and living a life of Faith, using the authority of Jesus Name and what He did on the Cross for humanity. One particular verse that stood out to me (that’s the Holy Spirit by the way) is Colossians 2:13-15, “He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. IN THIS WAY HE DISARMED THE SPIRITUAL RULERS AND AUTHORITIES. He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the Cross.” 

I believe one of the reasons why the Lord led me to this particular teaching by Kenneth E. Hagin, was, a reminder for me; a wake up call, for not only myself; my life, my health, but also for the life and health of my family and the body of Christ (the believer.) As I listened and took many notes, the Spirit of God, who speaks only what the Father God in Heaven speaks, reminded me of truths I and much of His church, the body of Christ has forgotten. I also believe one of the reasons why the Lord led me to this particular teaching was to confirm what He had shared with me recently in a written prophecy (something He gives me once or twice a year, especially around the New Year.) The following is an excerpt from what the Lord spoke to me that evening:

“It is my will for you to be healthy. Sickness and disease, pain of any kind was never a part of my plan. In order for me to do what needs to be done is: I need my people who do my will, to be strong and in good health. When it comes to sickness and disease–it’s never been my plan. Sickness and disease is evil, and there’s nothing evil in me. I am a God, the Lord who works everything together for Good, and every Good and Perfect Gift comes from me. I’ll say it again, every Good and perfect Gift comes from me! If it’s NOT good, it’s NOT from me!!
Don’t put up with pain of any kind. DON’T ALLOW IT! Speak to it and command it to go, “Say to this mountain go…and it WILL obey you.” FAITH IN ME and speaking to that mountain is the ONLY way it’s going to leave. Just like the night you cast the devil from your midst–he has to Obey My Name! (the name of Jesus) He has no choice. Your body was paid for with a Great Price; the blood of my Son (Jesus) his death, burial and resurrection. Jesus conquered hell and death and the grave.
I am the God that Healeth thee. (Every time the enemy attacks) Don’t look at it as, ‘Here we go again!’ Look at it as you have complete Authority and Power over the enemy. He HAS TO OBEY YOU! So, speak, use your Faith and Voice to speak to the enemy. Take Command of him, take Authority over your body.
Jesus did not allow sickness, disease, ailments in his body, and YOU are the BODY OF CHRIST. You have His Spirit in you. You have my Name, use it. Don’t let the enemy get his way–stand up and cast him out! Call those things which be not as though they were! Be serious and mean it! I created you healthy and whole. I see you healthy and whole. SEE YOURSELF HEALTHY AND WHOLE, and pray in faith and watch me set the captives free. Use my Name (Jesus) in my name you shall cast out devils! Cast him out! Don’t slack; don’t lose faith and hope. Use my Name and my Word and my Authority.
I love you and care for you and need you to finish my work to bring Glory to my Father in Heaven!  The Lord’s Prophecy: January 2, 2020. 

When I came across Brother Hagin’s teaching after stumbling upon a group of people who continue to follow his teachings, they had posted his YouTube video:The Believer’s Authority , I found that throughout his teachings he said some very similar things that the Lord spoke to me the other evening. Reminders of our authority and that He, God, needs his people to walk in that authority to continue  what God has planned to accomplish in the earth. In Brother Hagin’s teaching he reads Colossians 1:15, 2:12-15 and Ephesians 6:10-18. The following are notes I have taken, and others are quotes from Brother Hagin during this video:

Colossians 2:15, In this way, he (Jesus) disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the Cross.

KEH: “He gave Him a Name Above every Name.  The Son is seated above these powers.” The church (the body of Christ) has failed in this. The Head (Jesus) is wholly dependant on the Body, (Body of Christ) we are seated with Christ in the Heavenly places–God needs his body to do His work. Your head needs your body to move. It can’t move without it. We need Him and He needs us.

Brother Hagin continued and quoted the verse found in Matthew 18:18, “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

My Notes: God is waiting to release His power–but he’s waiting for His body to exercise their Faith, and use His Name and authority to release it from heaven and bring it into the earth, “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my Name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. yes, ask me for anything and I WILL DO IT.” John 14:12-14. He needs Faith and prayer to release it out from heaven into the earth! “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10

KEH: Wake up and walk in the light of our Authority. We must cooperate with him with Faith. The Lord is hindered many times in his plans for the church, and his plans to be carried out on the earth, His plans to be carried out in our lives, because his body, the church, has failed to appreciate the deep meaning of his exultation and the fact that we are seated with him at the right hand of the Father. The Holy Spirit comes to dwell in us, and lead us into all truth. You can’t follow the Holy Spirit apart from the Word – for the Holy Spirit leads you into all truth.

Brother Hagin continued with teaching according to Ephesians 6:10-18 – The Armor of God:

The Full Armor of God

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18Praying always with all prayer (including the prayer of Faith, 2 Corinthians 4:13) and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

KEH: There is no need for Armor if you’re not going into combat – that’s why we need God’s armor, because the devil will oppose us. The enemy wants you to throw up your hands and say, “It won’t work for me!” Brother Hagin continued and said, “It WILL work for you. If it doesn’t work – it’s because you didn’t work it. God’s Word doesn’t fail!”

KEH: The enemy the devil, Resists your entrance into his domain, because he’s exercising the authorities of the powers of the air – and he will continue to exercise them and he Resists interference. He will concentrate all of his forces against you in an INTENSE WARFARE. If attacks against your spirit are successfully resisted, then he assaults your mind, and assaults your body, family and circumstances. The place of special privilege has become a place of special danger – you need to know that! There is no truth that encounters such opposition as is the Authority of the Believer! Paul prayed for their eyes of understanding to be enlightened, and he prayed for their safety. The armor of God protects us in our ministry of Authority over the evil one. A lot of Christians unconsciously yield to the enemy, but you can take Authority yourself. “Resist the devil and he will flee” (from you.) Resist doubt and fear and it will flee from you. What does resist mean? Push it away! (like pushing someone who is trying to hurt you.) Resisting arrest: They fought back by either hitting the officer or kicking him. We can Resist the devil – fight back! 

I encourage you to listen to Brother Hagin’s teaching. Follow along with him as he reads each verse. Open your heart and ask the Lord to help you. Become familiar once again with the Authority the Lord has given you/us. Put on the Armor of God and keep it on! God has given us His Armor to protect us, to resist the enemy and to fight back! The enemy won’t leave unless we fight back with the Armor of God, our God Given Authority and mean it!

In addition: Remember that Faith works by Love. Make sure you do not have unforgiveness against anyone, if you do, get rid of it. Holding grudges hurts you more than it does the person you’re holding a grudge against, and the enemy will use it, it gives him an open door to come in and attack, so don’t let him. Also, Love your neighbor as Jesus commands. This includes the poor. Jesus says he’s coming back for his “sheep” and His sheep listen to what He says and obeys him, “For I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me something to drink, naked and you clothed me, sick and you cared for me (heal the sick in His Name), in prison and you visited me, homeless and you gave me shelter…If you’ve done it to the least of these you’ve done it to me. Matthew 25:31-46. Also, remember what James 2 says, “Faith without works (love for your neighbor in action, see a brother or sister in need, help them) is dead and useless.” Our faith loses its power when we refuse to love our neighbor. Study James 2 and include James 1:27: Pure religion and undefiled before God is to care for (help, not just pray for, help them) the orphan and widows in their distress.

For more resources regarding Love for our Neighbor and Faith Works by Love, read: The Main Thing by Rick Tidwell and Nina Tidwell, The Right Thing by Rick Tidwell and LOVE AWAKENS, by Nina Tidwell.

And these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love, but the Greatest of these is Love. 1 Corinthians 13:13.