You Have Been Given Great Authority
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10: 19).
Authority defined: "exousia" 2— privilege, force, capacity, competency, freedom, or mastery (concretely, magistrate, super human, potentate, token of control), delegated influence.
Power defined: "dunamis" 3— force, specially, miraculous power.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen (Matthew 28: 19-20).
Because Jesus had all authority and delegated it to His followers, we were called to go. The authority is there for us to take back territory that satan has stolen. As born-again, Spirit-filled believers, we’re destined to take back our rightful place as primary influencers and transformers of this society. We can bring Kingdom laws and powers to a world whose ruler has left it in chaos. Satan is the Saddam Hussein over the government of this world. Our mission is to dethrone the liar who has deceived the entire world.
The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are still asking from heaven, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” (Isaiah 6: 8)