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Authority

Authority (Gk.exousia)
Positionalauthority,command
authority,thelegitimaterightto
exercisepower,privilege,mastery,
magisterialpower,thepowerofa
potentate.
Christianauthorityisalwaysinthe
nameoftheLordJesusChrist and
isnotourownauthoritytowieldas
welike.ItmustdoGodswill.
(Matthew7:29,8:813,Luke9:1,2;
10:1719,John1:12,Acts26:18,
Ephesians1:20,21;Revelation
2:26,27;6:8,9:3,4;11:6)
Power
Power (Gk.dunamis)
theabilitytodosomethingorto
makesomethingpossible.
Miraculouspower,Godspower,
Amightywork,ability,
abundance,power,strength.
(Matthew17:20,19:26,Mark9:23,Luke1:37,
Matthew11:21,14:1,2;22:29,24:29,30;26:64;
Mark5:30,9:1,39;Luke1:7,4:6,36;6:19,Acts
1:8)
Energies
Energies (Gk.energeia)
energiesthatworkinor
throughaperson
(sometimesusedin
combinationw.dunamis)
resurrectionpower,
includingdivineordemonic
energies,occultenergy,
spiritualgifts,influences,
demonstrationsofpower,
(Ephesians1:19,20;2:2,2Thessalonians
2:7,9;1Corinthians12:6,11;16:9,Mark
6:14,Galatians2:8,3:5;Ephesians3:7,
4:16,Philippians3:21,Colossians1:29,
2:12,Hebrews4:12)
AUTHORITY
POWER
ENERGIES
TheHeavenlyRealms
3
rd
Heaven TheThroneofGod
2
nd
Heaven Angels/Spiritual
Warfare
1
st
heaven Air
Earth
Hades/Hell
ThePit
TheLakeOfFire
Sheol
AbrahamsBosom(Good)
Hades Bad?Torment
Atthecross
Sheol was
emptiedof
thegood.
Andthebad
areaHades
becameHell
AbovetheHeavens God APlaceofGreatGlory
Satanwascastout
oftheThird
Heaven,wasinthe
2
nd
Heavenbefore
thecross.After
beingdefeated by
Christheisnow
princeofthepower
oftheair(1
st
heaven)
Satanwillbecasttothe
Earthandthiswill
bringaboutthe
Tribulation,hewill
thenendupinthePit
andlaterintheLakeof
Fire
ThewordHeavenispluralshamayimor
ouranoi(Gk). Therearethreeheavens
orshamayimmentionedinScripture.
AbovetheHeavens whereGodsglory
dwellsandwhereSatanonceaimedtobe.
(Psalm8:1,108:4,5,Ephesians1:20,4:10,
Isaiah14:1214)
ThirdHeaven (2Corinthians12:2) the
Throne,wherePaulwentandheardholy
things.
SecondHeaven (Revelation12:412,
14:6,7)WhereSatanandfallenangels
firstfelltoanddemonsarefightingfor
now.
FirstHeaven (Genesis1:20,Psalm104:12,
Daniel2:38) birdsdwell,Satandwellsas
princeofthepoweroftheairsincethe
cross.
TheThreeHeavens
TheLowerRealms
Earthesp.TheFaceOfTheEarth
(Genesis6:1,Acts17:26Job1:7,2:2,1Peter5:8)
theplaceofhumanhabitation,alsowhere
Satanprowls,andwillbecastdowntointhe
endtimes.
Hades/ TheGrave/UnderTheEarth/In
TheSea/TheDeep (Genesis1:2,Exodus20:4,
Deuteronomy 5:8,Job28:14,Philippians2:10,
Revelation5:3) theplacehumanbodies,
humansoulsbeforethecross,andthestrange
creaturesofthedeepdwell. In1Samuel28:15
theprophetisbroughtupbythewitchof
Endor.Presentlywherethesoulsofthe
disgraceddeaddwell.nMatthew27:52,53
thereisapartialresurrectionoftherighteous
OTsaintsfromthegraves.
Abyss/theBottomlessPit/(Isaiah14:1115;
Numbers16:33,Ezekiel32:1518Luke8:31,10:7,
Revelation9:1,2;20:13) whereconfined
demonsdwell
TheLakeofFire (Revelation19;20,20:1015)
afutureplaceofeternalpunishment
preparedfortheDevilandhisangelsand
thosewhoacceptthemarkoftheBeast.
LowerRealms 2
SheolisageneralHebrewtermcovering
theentireworldofthedead.Luke16
indicatesthatAbrahamsbosomisaplace
ofcomfortintheOTworldofthedead.Job
indicatesthatsomeofthedead
experiencedrestandreunionwithrelatives
hencethetermgatheredtoonespeople.
(Job3:1722,Genesis15:15,25:8,17;Deut
32:50).AbrahamsBosomwasemptiedat
thecroso.
Abbadon orDestruction(GkApollyon)is
thenameoftheangelthatguardsthePit
(Revelation9:11)andthusHellisgiventhe
nameAbaddon inJob26:6,28:22,Proverbs
15;11.Itisseenasaplaceofsilence,lossof
identityandoblivionaswellasoftorment.
ThereisnoknowledgeofGodjustactive
tormentandjudgment.(Pslam 6:5,88:12,
Deut32:22)GodsPresenceistillthere as
wrath.(Psalm139;8)
Tartarus wasthelegendaryGreekplaceof
extremetorment. 2Peter2:4indicatesthat
therebelliousdemonswereconfinedhere.
ItseemsequivalenttothePit.
TheRebelsAgainstGod
Theangelswhosinned(2Peter2:4)andare
nowkeptinchainsawaitingjudgment
Thosewhoareprincipalitiesandpowers
intheheavenlyrealmsandoftheair
(Ephesians6:10,2:14)andwhichinfluence
mankindtoday(2Thessalonians2:7,9)
Thedemonsanduncleanspiritsthatdwell
inhumanbodiesandevenseekwater.
(Matthew8:2834,12:2228,4345)
Thesebeingsonlyhavetheauthoritythatwe
grantthemthroughsinbecausetheyhaveno
authorityfromGod
Theydohaveacertainamountofpowerand
wickedenergy
OurRole
Wecastoutdemons
(Matthew10:1,8;Mark
3:14,15;16:17;Luke9:1,2,10:
17,18)
Wewrestleagainst
principalitiesandpowers
(Ephesians6:1018)
Wewilljudge thefallen
angels
(1Corinthians6:2,3)
Wewillcrush Satanunder
ourfeet(Romans16:20)
Thisisdonebythe
delegatedauthoritywe
receivefromGodandbyHis
powerandassistance
ReceivingAuthority
Greatauthoritycanbegiveninaninstant:
Joseph,Daniel,QueenEstheretc.
ItisentirelythedecisionoftheKingasto
whogetsthepositionofauthority.Itisnot
earned.
Wearegiventheauthoritytobecomesons
ofGodwhenwebelieveinHisname
(John1:12,Ephesians1:1921,2:6)
TheHolySpiritdelegatesauthoritytocarry
outGodswork(apostles,prophets,
evangelists,pastorsandteachers)
(Acts20:28,Ephesians4:11,2Timothy1:11)
Faithfulnessleadstoanincreasein
authoritywhilecarelessunfaithfulness
leadstoadecreaseinauthority
(Matthew24:4551,25:1430)
ReceivingPower
PowerisgivenwhentheHolySpirit
comesuponsomeonetoworkthrough
them:Numbers11:25,24:2,Judges
14:6,19;2Kings2:9,Matthew3:16,Mark
1:10,John1:33)
TheHolySpiritcomesuponChristians
viathebaptismintheHolySpirit:
(Acts1:8,2:17,18;10:44,45;11:15,19:6)
TheHolySpiritwithinusproduces
wisdom,regenerationandsanctification
(e.g.Galatians5:22,23)
TheHolySpirituponusgivesuspower
inministry.
ReceivingEnergy
Energeiapowerisunleashedbyfaith by
believinginHisname
(Galatians3:5,Ephesians1:18,19)
ItisagiftthatisgivenastheHolySpirit
wills.(1Corinthians12:111,2731)
Itiscloselylinkedtodoingmiraclesand
movingmountainsandhavingtheenergy
ofGodworkingthroughusinbodylife
ministry.(Philippians4:13,Ephesians3:7,
4:16)
Italsoworksthroughusviaself
purificationandhumility(gettingoutof
theway)Philippians3:714
TheEarthenVessel
(2Corinthians4:718,2Timothy2:20,21)
ThePurpose
Forthebuildingupofthechurchinlove
(Ephesians4:1116)
Formutualbenefit(1Corinthians12:47)
Foredificationandbuildingup(1
Corinthians14:26,2Corinthians10:8,12:19,
13:10,Jude1:20))
Itisnotforsolopurposesbutforthegreater
good
Mustbeexercisedinlove
(1Corinthians13:13)
AndinthewillofGod(Matthew7:2123)
InPractice 1
Authority CommandPrayer,
givingorders,saytothismountain,
Castingoutdemonswithaword
Rebukingsickness
Callingwholenessintobeing
openinguptheboundariesofyour
faith,mustardseedfaith,believing
God,andspeakingitintobeing
Focusonthedesired(willofGod)
pictureofperfection
(Matthew17:20,21:21,Mark11:2226,1
Corinthians13:2)
InPractice 2
Power&Energy
AskfortheHolySpirittocomeupon
you.AskforthebaptismintheHoly
Spirit.Layingonofhands.
(Acts8:18,19,Hebrews6:2)
Seekspiritualgifts(1Corinthians14:1,2)
Spendtimeinworship.
(1Corinthians1214)
MoveastheSpiritleadsyoutomove.
(Acts3 healingofthelameman)
Energies ReleasingPrayer,letting
Christinyoudotheministry,trusting
Godtomovethroughyouasanearthen
vessel.
InPractice3
Mark6:16AndHewentoutfromthereand
cameintoHisnativeplace.AndHisdisciples
followedHim(3)Isnotthisthecarpenter,the
sonofMary,thebrotherofJamesandJoses and
JudasandSimon?Andarenothissistershere
withus?AndtheywereoffendedatHim.(4)
ButJesussaidtothem,Aprophetisnotwithout
honor,exceptinhisnativeplace,andamonghis
ownkin,andinhisownhouse.(5)AndHe
coulddonoworkofpowerthere,exceptthatHe
laidHishandsonafewsickones,Hehealed
them.(6)AndHemarveledbecauseoftheir
unbelief.AndHewentaroundthevillages,ina
circuit,teaching.
Jesuswhohadgreatpowerandauthoritywas
UNABLE todoanymightyworks(dunamin)
inNazarethbecauseoftheirunbelief.
Skepticismkillstheabilityofeventhebest
healerormiracleworker