Your house should be your safest place on earth. It is If you exercise your authority properly.
John 18:12-14 – Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him, And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year. Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
In our Text for Today, those who came for Jesus saw Him as an enemy, and so they bound Him. They did not understand to any degree the love He had for them. So, they bound Him. They saw Him as a threat to their way of life, so they bound Him.
Exercise that thought in the light of your own life. Do you have enemies in the earth, especially in the spiritual arena? Are there those, especially from a spiritual perspective, that hate you? Are there those in the world as viewed from the spiritual perspective that are a true threat to your way of life in Christ? If you answer to these questions is “yes,” would it not be wonderful to have the authority and ability to maintain your home as a place of safety for you and your family? I would consider that a true blessing. As a believer, as a child of Jehovah God, as a joint-heir with Christ, you have been given both the authority and the ability to do just that here in the earth.
It is to that end that I address you today. While some faith teachers seem to espouse that the believer has absolute faith authority over all the earth, such as speaking to hurricanes, or famines, or floods, or pestilences, or disease as a whole, or finance at a national or universal level, they are misunderstanding the true scope of their faith. Consider the words of Jesus Who said He had given each of us a kingdom as His Father had given Him a kingdom. Then examine that in the light of the words of Apostle Paul who warned against boasting beyond one’s own measure. Here is the summation. That which God has placed in my hands and under my personal authority falls under the immediate power and authority of my words. A storm in the Atlantic is not under my personal control, but if that storm comes to my possessions, my home, my family, that which is under my authority, I have the authority and ability to stand against it in faith and have that which is my kingdom spared. You have the same authority in your kingdom. It’s in the Word, my friend. Find it, read it, believe it, act on it, and live by it. Be accurate and mature in the use of your faith, not as some who bring reproach on the kingdom of God by their boasting beyond their own faith’s measure.
Manna for Today – John 18:12-14; Matthew 16:13-20; Matthew 18:18; Judges 13-16; Luke 22:29; 2 Corinthians 10:10-18