Monday, March 26, 2018

WRONGLY APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY


WRONGLY APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY 
Brings BOGUS Charges

“The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; but the earth hath He given to the children of men.” (Psalms 115:16)

In that day the Lord with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea. (Isaiah 27:1)

These are two verses in the Bible that speak of the Earth being mans' domain and Heaven being Gods. Our Lord commands ALL those who believe in Him to do things, which gives us authority in these areas. Each of these things are when the enemy is invading His territory on the Earth.

1.  Cast out demons (from things on this earth)
2.  Speak with new tongues
3. Take up serpents
4. If they drink any deadly thing it shall not harm them
5. They will pray for the sick and they shall be healed

All these are things that are touching the earth. While writing this post, the Holy Spirit urged me to take a closer look at number three. In Strong’s Concordance the Greek word “αἴρω” for “take up” can also mean to “remove from thy place.” Serpents are often used to describe Satan and his forces. We are to remove them from their place here on Earth. How do we do that? By removing their authority in the Courts of Heaven.

There are three ways we transgress concerning authority that hasn't been given to us:

1. Taking authority over principalities, powers, and wickedness in high places.
2. Commanding the heavenly hosts & specific angels.
3. Taking authority over Leviathan.

Let's look at each one of these in detail: 

Principalities, Powers, and Wickedness in High Places
Many people quote the verse, “and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus...” (Ephesians 2:6) 
It is making a huge leap to say that because we are seated with Him , that we have the same authority He has. No where in the Bible does it say anything about us having ALL the authority He has. We only have what our Lord gives us, what is stated in the Bible and what He did on this Earth. You must keep reading to find out what this verse is speaking of:  
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God... (Ephesians 2:7-8)
The position we hold in Christ isn't saying that we have all the authority that He has, it is saying that God's grace is being displayed in our right standing in Heaven by what Jesus did! To add to that verse and say we have all the authority He has, is very presumptuous. Think about it. 

If the millions of Christians on this planet could actually see what all the demons, principalities and dominions were doing in the heavens, would we really know what to do with them? If everyone tried to bind and loose them, there would be total chaos. Likewise with God’s armies and powers. They belong to God so why would we think we know better than Him how to command them and when to. Would we know if they already had another assignment?  We would create so much chaos in the spirit realm. Our authority is here on the planet earth. We must remember that and stop tampering with the spirit realm somewhere else.  

Many people pair the previous verse with this one: 
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12)
Many people claim that this is proof that we occupy the same position with God as Jesus does, so we need to take authority over things in the Heavens. The chapter before this one in Ephesians and all five verses prior to this one talks about submitting to those in authority over us on this earth. There is nothing that speaks of us attacking anything. Quite the opposite. It says to walk in love, knowing that our battle isn't with flesh and blood. This is also where it speaks about putting on the whole armor of God... but it doesn't say attack, it says to "stand." 

Where is there an example in the Bible of a man taking authority over things in the Heavens? Did Jesus ever do it when He was acting as a man on this Earth. Did the disciples? The Bible says no such thing! If the disciples could have prayed and dispersed the evil powers controlling Israel, wouldn't they have done that when they were being crucified? Yet nowhere in the New Testament is there an example of them attacking principalities, pulling down strongholds in Heaven or loosing the hosts of Heaven to come and battle on their behalf. 

These things have been done by individuals, in group prayer meetings, and in prayer marches around cities. Any time we come against a spirit over a territory, a city, or a country, we are attacking something that resides in the heavens, a principality. Some examples are:
  • the spirit of abortion
  • spirit of violence 
  • spirit of adultery 
If you have been involved in any of these things, consider watching the video at the end of this post for more information. 

Leviathan

Leviathan is not a single demon. The Bible labels the armies of Egypt as Leviathan. Satan's network in the spirit realm, hovering over the Earth, called by the same name in that realm. There are 7 heads or strong leader who are his generals controlling his army - they have different categories of abilities. (Revelation 12:3)

When we say an attack of "Leviathan" we are saying that it is a coordinated attack by the armies of Satan. The Bible tells us there is only one who can deal with this: The Lord is the one who can battle Leviathan. 


Isaiah 27:1
In that day the Lord will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent...
The 41 chapter of Job tells us the most about this army. 

Job 41: 7-10
Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears? Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle [with him]; you will not do such [an ill-advised thing] again! Behold, his [assailant’s] hope and expectation [of defeating Leviathan] is false; Will not one be overwhelmed even at the sight of him? No one is so fierce [and foolhardy] that he dares to stir up Leviathan; Who then is he who can stand before Me [or dares to contend with Me, the beast’s creator]?
If you sense a multi-pronged attack upon your life, cry out to your Lord who can free you! Do not try to attack Leviathan who is the army of Satan in the Heavens. 

Commanding Angels

There is a very popular wrong teaching out that we can “command our angels” to do things. I believed this for many years. However when someone asked me what verse I was standing on, I searched many books by well-known ministers to see where their Biblical support was. This was all I found:
“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14)
When we examine this in the Amplified version which goes back to the original text to give a fuller meaning, this is what we find:
“Are not the angels all ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation?”
This makes it clear that our angels are in God’s service to help us. They are not our servants to command. 

Commanding Heavenly Hosts:

There is a certain female minister who has been declaring that we can release or command the heavenly host to tear down strongholds. She quotes this verse:
Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word. (Psalm 103:20)
However if you listen carefully to her video on this topic, she has changed a couple of words to say, “The angels hearken to YOUR words.” This is not what the Bible states. It is clear that the heavenly host heed God’s words not mans!

When Jesus being arrested He said, 
“Do you suppose that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will immediately provide Me with more than twelve legions [more than 80,000] of angels?” (Matthew 26:53)
If our Lord had to ask His Father and wasn’t commanding the angels, what makes us think we can command instead of ask? The Bible also tells us that the angels are God’s servants and the ones assigned to the “little ones” have their face turned toward God. Angels are commanded by God the Father, not us.

Charges in the Courts of Heaven

We had a case in the Courts: The charge was Archangel. When asked, the petitioner admitted that she had been commanding Michael to come and fight. This was the first time we had heard that charge, but have heard it over and over again since then. Each time, the person had commanded Michael into battle (it is a Catholic prayer). Commanding angels can bring charges against you in the Courts of Heaven!

If you have attempted to command ANY beings  that are not touching and manifesting in something on this Earth in a way that is against God’s will, it is easy to take care of.  This includes prayer marches, attacking Leviathan, commanding angels or the hosts of heaven, commanding Michael or your guardian angel (many Catholic prayers included these last two). All you need to do is confess this before the Judge, admit you were out of place, and plead the blood over it. Make sure you remember to ask the Judge to remove any cases against you for this!

The Holy Spirit brought a revelation about a consequence of wrongly appropriated authority in a miraculous way. This happened when one of our seers and I took a petitioner to the Courts of Heaven. Here’s what happened:

After entering the courts of Heaven, we asked that the accuser step forth and state the charges. There were a plethora of charges… more than 25. The petitioner, let’s call her Jill, has been an intercessor for many years. Jill said, “I believe I know where a section of these charges are coming from… they are exactly what I have been interceding for.”

I replied, “These charges are against you… I’ve never heard of charges being stated against someone else when you come before the courts. Is there any way that these could apply to your ancestors?”

As Jill thought, the Holy Spirit spoke to me so I asked, “Have you ever come against principalities or powers in heavenly places.”

Jill admitted, “I did, then the Lord stopped me from doing it. I didn’t know why until I read your book, ‘Destroying Curses in the Courts of Heaven.’”

I asked, “Did you repent for this and plead the blood?”

She replied, “No.”

“This is what the Holy Spirit is saying,” I told her, “When you tried to take authority in the heavens that you didn’t have, Satan was allowed a counter attack. He placed upon you the charges you were praying against. If you are ready, repent for your actions and pleaded the blood over them in the court today.”

After Jill did this, I asked that all the cases be dismissed connected to this sin. Jill felt a wave of the Holy Spirit wash over her and tingled from head to toe for the remainder of the call! Praise God for the witness that we had heard and acted according to His instructions!

The great news is this: I had an experience with a miraculous outcome concerning trying to take authority over principalities and powers in heavenly places. This was the story Jill had read in the free book “Destroying Curses in the Courts of Heaven.” I didn’t know what charges were against me - at that time I wasn’t yet hearing things in the courts. But when I repented for this action and pleaded the blood over it as I appeared before the Judge and asked for the cases to be dismissed, I was miraculously restored within 24 hrs WITHOUT knowing what the charges were!

I urge you, if you have ever taken authority over principalities or powers in heavenly places, Leviathan, angels, or the hosts of heaven, read up about it so you can stand firm in the knowledge that this was wrong. You don’t have to know what is against you, but when you confess the sin (see this the way God does according to His word) and plead the blood over it, you can then have the cases overturned, even if you don’t know what they are!

Praise be to God for all He has done with the Blood of His Son and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit!

Get Bogus Charges dismissed: 

If you do feel comfortable going on your own, here is a template for entering the courts yourself and getting rid of any charges:

Mighty God, thank you for the wisdom granted by the Holy Spirit and your Word. I come before you now as the Just and Righteous Judge over Heaven and Earth. I enter the Courts of Heaven today as a citizen of Heaven and a child of the Most High. Holy Spirit, my Counselor, my Advocate, open my spiritual eyes to see and my ears to hear, and guide me in what I should do. Jesus, my Heavenly Advocate, Thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do on my behalf. Show me if there is anything that I need to do.

Mighty Judge, I confess that I have wrongly tried to take authority against principalities, powers, and spiritual wickedness in high places. (repent for any specific instances the Holy Spirit reveals to you).

Jesus, I apologize for trying to attack in the Heavens which are yours. I turn from assuming authority that is not mine and now see that was wrong. I will not do this again, I will enforce your authority on this Earth as You have commanded us, and only do what You tell me to do.

I plead the blood over these actions.

Mighty Judge, I ask that any charges against me for trying to use authority I do not have, be dismissed and the cases be overturned. Father, restore what was lost I ask in the name of your Son. Amen.

Resources:

This is the video I mention about why we cannot take authority over  power in the heavenlies:



You can also read scriptures and a personal testimony about the dangers of taking authority in the Heavens in my free book "Keys to Authority for Every Believer," in the chapter Dangers of Authority

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