We Already Have the Authority | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 39 –

WE ALREADY HAVE ALL THE AUTHORITY

The Authority of the Believer.

We really have it! We are already on top. In Matthew 16 Jesus gave Peter the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. He said

18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

When I teach on binding and loosing I don’t mean yelling at demons. I mean what we allow and disallow with our mouths, but especially with our ACTIONS.

From what Jesus Christ has said: we are not trying to get authority, we already have authority.

In Matthew 28:19, Jesus said that All power is given unto me… therefore YOU go… Why would He tell US to do something with the power that HE has. Because we are in Him, of course. The Body of Christ collectively. This makes total sense, especially combined with Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19.

Luke 10:19 – power to tread on power of enemy (I GIVE YOU)

Matthew 16:19 – keys to the Kingdom of heaven (I GIVE YOU)

I am NOT saying that as individuals we have all power over heaven and earth. I am saying that Jesus Christ has given us authority in Him.

The question becomes: What are we doing with our authority? Are we obeying Christ, or are we disobeying Christ? What has the church been allowing (loosing) on earth, that has now been loosed in heaven (the atmosphere over the earth)? What has the church refused to tolerate (binding) that subsequently been bound in heaven (the atmosphere over the earth)?

What we say goes… even if we don’t quite understand it. What we tolerate gets spiritual power. What we don’t tolerate loses spiritual power. If we as the Church want to change our cities and regions, it all starts with us. So many times we look up to government, media, entertainment, etc… When we should be looking down. Not looking down out of pride or becaue we are better than anyone else. But simply because Jesus put us on top. We need to lift these areas up.

So many times, we point the finger of blame at unbelievers, when its all our fault. Our frustration should not be with ubelievers, but our frustration should be with ourselves for giving unbelievers power to do what they do. My wife says all the time “If Christians didn’t support wickedness, wickedness would fail.” If everyone who claimed to be a Christian stopped supporting wicked entertainment, then wicked entertainment would not be successful. I don’t have the time to get into that on this blog, but that’s just the natural side. I was guilty of this myself as a teenager.

On the spiritual side, its undebatable! Why does abortion thrive? Because we allowed family planning to become acceptable. We gave the devil an inch in the church and he took a mile in the culture eeeeeasy. Why do half of marriages end in divorce? Because we do it in the church. Why is adultery and fornication rampant in our culture? Because of the spiritual adultery and spiritual fornication in the church. Then we point the finger at the government and at unbelievers when we haven’t cleaned up the Church.

Don’t get me wrong, I”m not saying that we can’t correct people that are unbelievers… But our main focus should be purifying the Church. I pray for our President and think he’s a cool person. But my main frustration with Obama is NOT with Obama, its with people in the Church that agree with him rather than searching for biblical principles of government. My frustration with Republican candidates is not against them personally… Its with Christians who think that Republican = Christian and don’t even search or second-guess the standard Republican ideas, which are not all necessarily correct according to scripture. I was guilty of this myself until i started finding out a more balanced and biblical view from a liberty perspective.

My main frustration with with wicked artists, wicked movies, etc… is not them (they don’t know any better). My frustration is with the Christians who support them and follow them and prop them up helping them poison our culture and make Harvesting Souls more difficult. We need PURITY in the Church because we have way more power than we think. We actually have ALL authority in heaven and earth, but we are just using it wrong. We are actually On Top Already. If we REPENT, its game over… the devil has no more of a chance. We need to protest ourselves.

Case in point: I know a lot of people that moved to Atlanta from Detroit. One of the things that I always heard about when I talk to them is the gay population that is really flourished and aggressive. I used to wonder, since when is Atlanta know for gay black men? There are other cities with lots of black people that are not necessarily “gay capitals.” Then when I heard about the famous Atlanta preacher sexually abusing boys… I got the connection – OHHH, the Church loosed that in Atlanta. You know what else… 30 days before, there was a solemn assembly of fasting, repentance and preaching that even prepared the way for that sin to be revealed. The Church bound it, and it was bound. Will the Church in Atlanta continue to purify?

What if the solution to our city gang problems was Unity in the Church instead of the wars of words?

What if the solution to abortion was us accepting all the Children the Lord gave us instead of buying the lie that children are a loss instead of a profit? I was guilty of this myself in the first few months of my marriage.

What if the solution to protecting marriage was the Church protecting our marriages, and stopping the spiritual adultery that looses the physical adultery?

What if the solution to cultural pollution was purifying the worship in our own Churches, building a house of prayer and keeping God’s Levites employed in that work day and night?

What if the solution to racism was desegregating the Body of Christ?

Judgement begins in the house of God (1 Peter 5)… We ALREADY have the authority, we have just been using it all wrong. We need to REPENT and turn our hearts to God. What we bind is bound, and what we loose is loosed. We need to Purify the Bride of Christ so that she can bind the wrong things and loose the right things in the Body of Christ, on earth. THEN it will be bound and loosed in the atmospheres over our cities.

This is just a short spur of the moment blog, so be gentle when poking holes in my arguments :-).  I will be sharing more of the research and scriptures on this topic in the near future. We will be seeking to achieve the great repentance that is necessary to turn our city and nation around at DaHOP on Friday nights. Join us. Daniel turned a nation repenting and praying by himself! So if 3 of you come and join us on Fridays leading up to The Call and join us at The Call in TRUE REPENTANCE…. What could happen in our nation?

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

The Call

Prisoners of Hope Get Double | Countdown to The Call 11-11-11: Day 40 –

12 Turn you to the strong hold, you prisoners of hope: even today do I declare that I will render double unto you. Zechariah 9

 The name of the Lord is your strong hold and strong tower. You have been a prisoner of hope, trapped by your faith in God, a slave to true love. You have chosen to believe God for more than just money and cars and houses. You believe God to save a generation. You believe God to turn a city upside down. You believe God for a move of His Spirit, you believe God for a revival and 3rd Great Awakening in America, the promised last days harvest labor movement, and the pouring out of His Spirit on all flesh. You believe for Jesus to come back quickly.

That prison can be lonely at times, many people don’t understand it. Your Accuser says: “Just be normal. Be practical. Compromise makes more money and helps you influence people. Just be like everyone else. Don’t desire God too much, it makes you look bad.” 

But God says to you today – “I will render double to you!” Everything the devil stole, everything you sowed for God, everything that was lost. You get double, because its for the Glory of God, not man! So keep praying, keep fasting, keep speaking what you believe. I believe that Jesus Christ has decided to come and turn the tables in our city. He will, so get ready!

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

The Call

I will attempt to blog a countdown of messages that will help us prepare the way of the Lord. Stay tuned right here and make sure to join DaHOP prayer meetings on Friday Nights for iRepent – a series of unified prayer meetings that God has given us to help us achieve the necessary repentance that it will take for our city to be used by God in the greatest way in this time. http://dahopfire.org/dahop-detroit-area-house-of-prayer/