Using Believers' Authority



Ezekiel 37:4-8. And he said to me again, To these bones you prophesy, say, dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the Lord GOD to these bones, I will put breath into you, and you shall live. I will give you sinews, and I will give you flesh, and I will cover you with skin, and let breath come into you, and you shall live. then you will know that I am the LORD. So I obeyed and prophesied. While the prophecy was being spoken, unexpectedly, there was a sound and an earthquake. The bones are connected to each other. I looked, and saw that the bones had tendons, and flesh had grown, and skins covered them...

The above is a very unique and unforgettable story in the Bible. I remember when I read this story for the first time, in addition to being amazed at the resurrection of dry bones, I also had a question in my mind, "why did God command the son of Man (prophet Ezekiel) to prophesy? Why didn't he directly command the bones to be resurrected?" After thinking for a while, I believe the reason is:


God has already given the son of Man the authority to rule on the earth!

Genesis 1:26. God said, Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and the livestock of the earth, and all the earth, and all the insects that crawl on it.

Although the sons of Man later committed sins, God never took back this authority. This is the reason why we can still see the sons of Man commanding the sea to divide, closing the sky so that no rain would fall, commanding the lame to walk, and the dead to be raised to life ...


It is a pity that most people in modern times do not know this authority that God has bestowed upon us, and they often speak false, inconsistent, and unintended words. I believe this explains why most people can no longer speak with the authority that God has given us.


WORD = BREATH + SOUND


Breath is from the Holy Spirit. Words without breath of the Holy Spirit are just a bunch of meaningless sounds. They have no authority, no power, and cannot produce any results. Nowadays, the world often speaks false and blasphemous words, and no wonder they cannot carry the breath of the Holy Spirit!


Regarding the authority of Words, I have a very interesting experience which I would like to share with you.


Some years ago, I traveled to a relatively rural area. Within a few days, I have already been bitten by mosquitoes many times, and my body was covered with little red marks. One night before going to bed, a mosquito was flying around in my room making a lot of noises. Just as I was getting annoyed, I suddenly heard the Holy Spirit reminding me that God has already given Man dominion over everything that moves on the Earth! Immediately, I thought to myself, "mosquitoes move on the earth, so they are under my dominion!" I therefore shouted to the mosquito: "I command you to get out!" After saying this, I heard a long "wooo" sound from the mosquito, and then all sounds disappeared! For the first time since this trip, no mosquitoes bit me the whole night! In fact, no more mosquitoes bit me until the end of the trip!


This is the authority that God has given to us!