TODAY’S TEXT: “And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?(Acts 19:15)
TODAY’S WORD: THE SUPPLY OF THE SPIRIT INCREASES OUR SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY
Our spiritual exploits are limited by our spiritual authority. This was why the disciples of Jesus could not cast out a certain demon and Jesus told them it was because they had limited spiritual capacity.
‘19 then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.(Matthew 17:19-21).
We all know what happened when Jesus went fasting and praying for 40 days, the bible said he ‘returned in the power of the Spirit’(Luke 4:14) and thereafter he proclaim to the whole assembly in Luke 4:18, that he had the anointing, the supply of the Spirit.
When there is a supply of the Spirit spiritual authority increases. Our words in the spiritual realm are only as powerful as the Spirit that backs them. Jesus was saying to the disciples here that you cannot exercise some level of spiritual authority without an increase in the anointing.
In Acts 13:1-3 certain prophets and teachers were gather fasting praying and ministering to the lord including Paul and Barnabas.
‘Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. 3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
And thereafter they were sent forth by the Spirit. Having been sharpened by the supply of the Spirit, Paul with greater spiritual authority healed this man that has never walked in his life!
Acts 14:8-11, ‘And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked: The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked’
Whatever has not walked or work in your life or has refused to work or has been stalled, today through the increase spiritual authority that will be generated by the Spirit, there is a release! In Jesus name!
When our spiritual authority increases our result improves. When our spiritual authority increases our dominion over Satan and his work is established! However, an increase in the supply of the Spirit is what elevates and increase our authority in the Spirit.
TODAY’S PRAYER: Lord let your anointing billow over my life in greater dimension, let spiritual authority increase unto me
TODAY’S THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: When there is a supply of the Spirit spiritual authority increases. Our words in the spiritual realm are only as powerful as the Spirit that backs them.
OTHER SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 10:27, Isaiah 40:29-32