Each and every person who accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Savior is chosen to possess a very powerful tool. This tool is called spiritual authority and it is the master key to the kingdom of God. As Christians, we have been chosen to possess the key to the kingdom of God which means we have authority over everything that would hinder us. That means we even have authority over Satan. Nothing that the enemy puts in our way should deter us or slow us down or cause us to give up. Why? Because we have been chosen to have the keys of authority, and that authority is the power of God that raised Jesus Christ from the grave. Some believers think that spiritual authority over the enemy is something that is reserved for only a few people, the pastor, and missionaries and evangelists and church leaders. That is simply not true. The truth is that spiritual authority over Satan belongs to every person who has accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
God has chosen us to receive his “power of attorney” to use his name and his resources in this world, but the only way you can do it is to remain humble before God and other people. Humility comes before honor. It came first with Jesus. Jesus wants us to have the mindset of a servant. The more you rise up in the things of God, the more humble you must become. The more position and influence you have, the more you’ll be tested. The more you know the more responsibility you will possess. To whom much is given, much is required. When you are able to say “not my will but your will be done” you have proven that you are worthy of the authority God has given you.
Exercise your spiritual authority; don’t be afraid of it and don’t let Satan steal it from you! Those who would be trusted with God’s authority must abide in his presence, and it is in the presence of Almighty God that you will experience divine authority to break every yoke. Matthew 16:19 says “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Don’t lose your authority. Jesus Christ shed his blood so that you would not be a victim but would have victory over every weapon formed against you. You have the spiritual authority that can change the world – use it!