Your Authority… ©
            ~by Cliff Newman

The bride of Christ’s Authority today is based on the covenant Dad [The One True Living God] created through His Firstborn Son’s shed blood…  at least for those of us [mankind] who have turned to the Father through His Firstborn Son [Who is Jesus Christ].

For those today who have activated this new covenant with Dad [God] through Christ…  we are intended to have great power and authority [to be the head - not the tail]…  not just to be the earths civil authority…  but to be the Fathers salt & Light for a hurting world as this new covenant is far better than the origami covenant God made with Adam back in the beginning before Adam broke it.

What is our covenant…

For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation. [Romans 10:10 (Amplified)]

Not just for being redeemed [forgiven]…  but also having our birthright restored with the Father as His children [sons].

What is our destiny…

For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren. [Romans 8:29 (Amplified)]

If you can understand this…  we are virtually the brothers of Jesus [the Lion of Judah].

What is our charge…

For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him. [John 3:17 (Amplified)]

That through reconciliation…  not condemnation…  we are the salt & Light for a hurting world [2 Corinthians 5:19 - 6:2].

And what is our power…

So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. [Isaiah 55:11 (Amplified)]

A man’s [moral] self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; and with the consequence of his words he must be satisfied [whether good or evil].  21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. [Proverbs 18:20-21 (Amplified)]

I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone observes My teaching [lives in accordance with My message, keeps My word], he will by no means ever see and experience death. [John 8:51 (Amplified)]

Jesus said to her, I am [Myself] the Resurrection and the Life.  Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on) Me, although he may die, yet he shall live; 26 And whoever continues to live and believes in (has faith in, cleaves to, and relies on) Me shall never [actually] die at all.  Do you believe this?  27 She said to Him, Yes, Lord, I have believed [I do believe] that You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), the Son of God, [even He] Who was to come into the world.  [It is for Your coming that the world has waited.] [John 11:25-27 (Amplified)]

Remember…  in Proverbs 18:21 scripture states death and life are in the power of your tongue and when Jesus gave His life on the cross He defeated spiritual death and when Dad [three days later] with great signs of power and wonder burst Jesus out of the ground…  physical death was also defeated.

But this should not surprise you for in Genesis 2:7 scripture states God infused part of His Immortal Self into each of us making us living beings making mankind a spirit wearing a physical tent and spirits create with their words and thoughts.

How can this be…

Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting).  For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.  7 For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord, 8 [for being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides]. [James 1:6-8 (Amplified)]

Know and understand that it is [really] the people [who live] by faith who are [the true] sons of Abraham.  8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify (declare righteous, put in right standing with Himself) the Gentiles in consequence of faith, proclaimed the Gospel [foretelling the glad tidings of a Savior long beforehand] to Abraham in the promise, saying, In you shall all the nations [of the earth] be blessed. [Galatians 3:7-8 (Amplified)]

Simply without wavering or becoming lukewarm.

Going foreword…

It is OK if you did not know this but…  you know it now and it is who and what Dad created you to be and do…  so be and do it.

Now if you are going to a church that does not teach this…  run for they have taught you to be lukewarm making you an abomination before the Lord [teaching you to come just to fill their bucket rather than teaching you to be Dads salt & Light for a hurting world].

Today’s covenant verses the covenant Moses had…

In all honesty…  there was no covenant between God and man during the days of Moses unless it was something personal between Dad and Moses because the covenant God made with man through Adam was broken by Adam nearly seven thousand years ago.

True…  there was the promise of a covenant through Christ but that was to come about over two thousand years after the time of Moses.

Why do I bring up Moses and our authority?

Because you need to understand the authority mankind had with Dad even before Jesus came to restore us…  not because we are good or special…  but because we are the children [sons] of God…  not the descendents of monkeys.

For we are not gods…  but God is in us!

Now listen up boys and girls…
            to what your lukewarm church as failed to teach you…

The Jewish people had been slaves in Egypt for four hundred and fifty years and Dad sent Moses to rescue them.  Through a series of events Egypt’s pharaoh let them go but he changed his mind and sent his soldiers to bring them back.

Moses had lead three million Jewish slaves out of Egypt to the edge of the Red Sea where they found themselves trapped and surrounded by the sea, mountains and the advancing Egyptian soldiers.

In typical fashion Moses whined to God.

What did God say?

The Lord said to Moses, Why do you cry to Me?  Tell the people of Israel to go forward! [Exodus 14:15 (Amplified)]

In other words…  you speak and act according to Isaiah 55:11 and Proverbs 18:21…  speak spirit – speak!

Then in the next verse…

Lift up your rod and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the Israelites shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. [Exodus 14:16 (Amplified)]

…literally Dad told Moses to speak and take action!

Then…  the children of The One True Living God went on and entered the Promised Land and later built Solomon’s Temple and the base stones of that temple are all two ton stones that fit so closely together you cannot even put a single piece of paper between them.

Of course before the 450 years of captivity in Egypt Gods children lived there as valued citizens for eight hundred years because their ancestor Joseph had saved the Egyptians from the world wide famine with the great knowledge and building projects he received from God….  thus Gods children spent twelve hundred years in Egypt learning to build Solomon’s Temple [and I think you have finally understood what they were practicing on because not wavering or becoming lukewarm was of utmost importance].

Now fast forwarding back to today…  with the blood covenant Dad made for us with the blood of Christ in full effect…  why are you still powerless, lukewarm…   preparing to die and be fodder for the lawless heathens who have taken over your nation?

These heathen who have taken over your nation full well know if you are ever awakened to who and what you were created to be…  through Christ…  when you speak, everything they have built for themselves will turn to dust just as did the walls of Jericho when Gods children spoke.

Your Authority…

So…  where does scripture teach us [Gods children] of this authority and power?

In the twenty-sixth verse of the first chapter of the first book of the whole Bible [yes, from the very get go] Genesis 1:26.

God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. [Genesis 1:26 (Amplified)]

In the first part of verse twenty-six Dad said He created us [His children - offspring] in His image and after His likeness.  In the second part of verse twenty-six Dad said “let them have complete authority…  over all of the earth.”

Complete authority over all of the earth?

How is that for first level entry into the family of The One True Living God?

Go figure that!

Your move and…  your action IS required!

Remember…  I’m never more than an eMail away.

Until the next time I put ink on paper,