Right from the beginning of creation, the spiritual has always been the one that gives birth to the physical. God as a spirit created the heaven, the earth, and everything in them.
In the “spiritual authority of the believer” we will establish how and why a believer should be in authority.
Authority and dominion belong to the spirit, with particular reference to God as the supreme.
Wherever spirits are, physical beings should never be contesting for who will rule, give orders, or precide over in decision making because they will never win. You cannot contest with your creator.
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What is Spiritual Authority?
Spiritual authority is the freedom to use God-given right called the grace of God to receive and use the power of God derived from the revealed knowledge of the word of God.
There’s something I want to explain from the above definition; the word of God is a spirit, the word of God is the power of God,
and the word of God is also the wisdom of God, but that power can never be activated except the word of God is revealed by the spirit of revelation and understanding.
The revelation and understanding of the word of God is what activates its power. In other words, the word of God is not those words we see in the bible because a spirit cannot be seen.
What is the biblical meaning of authority?
St. Luke 4:36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
From what Jesus did in the book of Luke chapter 4, you can see that the authority that Jesus carried was from the word of God.
Biblically, this means without the word of God, there is authority. It means it’s the word of God that carries authority.
Spiritual Authority in the bible
The word of God is a spirit, the word of God is the power of God and it’s the word of God that carries authority. Therefore spiritual authority in the bible is an authority invested by the revealed word of God.
The spiritual Rulership of the believer
The spiritual authority of the believer is the believer’s God-given right to exercise the power of God by enforcing the covenant according to the bible.
The word of God is a covenant. The old testament is an old covenant that was abolished, the new testament is the covenant.
It’s a covenant because it involves the shedding of blood. There was shedding of blood in the old testament, and after it was abolished, the new testament also came with the shedding of blood.
The blood of animals was used in the old covenant while human blood was shed for the new covenant.
Therefore one of the importance of spiritual authority is for believers to use it to enforce the covenant.
The Spirit Man
Man is a spirit that lives in a body and has a soul. This means there’s a combination of the spiritual and the physical body in the same body.
What we are talking about is that one will have rulership over the other. One must submit to the other. One must be taking orders from the other.
The spirit man is the king here.
Who Is a Believer
Same thing with the believer. The believer is someone who is born of God, who has repented and believed in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
A believer is someone who has the righteousness of God, a believer is a new man in the exact image of God.
A believer has faith in God in God.
The spirit man of the believer eats spiritual food to gain spiritual authority. Every level of authority is determined by the capacity of the believer to consume spiritual food consistently.
What Is Spiritual Food
Spiritual food is the revealed knowledge of the word of God that we ingest into our spirit when we meditate or study the word of God with the spirit of revelation and understanding.
You must understand the word of God before it can be seen as food to your spirit. Therefore the digestive system of spiritual food is the spirit of revelation and understanding.
Jesus himself said that his food is to do the will of the Father. There’s Only one food of the spirit, and that is the word of God.
Jesus said the words that I speak to you, they are spirit and they are life. In other words, the word of God is what gives life to the spirit.
Spiritual food is the revealed knowledge of the word of God. When we ingest the revealed word of God into the spirit through meditation, it becomes food for the spirit.
Importance Of Spiritual Growth
The main necessity of spiritual growth is for the spiritual authority of the believer. One of the most important aspects of this exercise is the place of authority
and dominion invested in the spirit of man in the spiritual realm. This is the main reason why our spirit needs to feed well and grow.
The believer’s power to become comes directly from their spirit.
The main essence of spiritual growth is to enhance spiritual authority and dominion. Until we are able to dominate the spiritual realm and become an authority there, our achievement in life will be minimal.
Everything on earth is being orchestrated, and manipulated in the spiritual realm. We rather desire to be somebody in the realm of the spirit than whatever we may think of in the physical.
The level to which we succeed in the realm of the spirit is equivalent to our success in physical life.
The spiritual authority of the believer is a vital subject. This is key to success in life. The spiritual authority of the believer stems from the growth of the spirit.
A spirit that is not growing is stunted, weak, with no energy, no power. Physical food gives us energy, and power, same with Spiritual food.
We cannot think of authority without power. Anybody with authority has a level of power. The spiritual authority of the believer comes from the power of God. The word of God which is our spiritual food is the power of God.
As we eat the word of God, we are eating the power of God into our system. The word of God is the generator house of power.
We use the revealed knowledge of the word of God to generate power in our spirit. As we eat the word of God daily, we are eating and accumulating power in our system.
This is how we gain spiritual authority, This is the spiritual authority of the believer.
Before we need authority as believers, it means there’s an enemy, an opposition which is the devil.
The authority of the believer will definitely be exercised on this enemy. Demons can identify believers with weak spirits, they know who’s in authority. They know each believer’s level of power and authority.
If you see people who are more muscular than you, you know definitely they are stronger than you. You will be foolish to try to fight those you know are stronger than you. You would be underrating the level of damage they can cause.
Demons cannot look for trouble around when they know that you are in a level of authority spiritually that is higher than what they carry
Keys To Spiritual Authority
The Revealed Word Of God
We have already shown that the word of God is the power of God and the authority of God. The word of God must be revealed before it can carry authority.
Fasting And Prayer
Fasting on its own does not actually help us to gain spiritual authority, but when we fast and pray with the revealed knowledge of the word of God then our spiritual authority will be highly increased.
if you are fasting, praying, and eating the word of God as your spiritual food with the spirit of understanding, you will definitely be stronger physically than when you eat physical food.
This is why people will fast for three days without food and they are still very strong.
Fasting helps to boost the strength of the spirit. It helps the spirit to be more sensitive to God, but all that will happen only during the fasting period.
If you are a believer and you don’t understand your bible when you read it, please don’t engage in extensive fasting. You can fast for one day, break and continue the next day. Fasting without understanding is a mere punishment for the body.
What are the 3 levels of Authority in The Bible
The three levels of authority in the bible include;
(c) The Church
Spiritual Authority in Church
Spiritual authority in the church is the liberty given to the body of Christ to exercise the power of God in the covenant.
Notice that it has to be within the parameters of the covenant. For anything outside of the covenant, God himself is not involved. No power of God is exercised outside of the covenant.
Anything outside of the covenant is null and void. God will never back up any authority that is outside of his covenant. Notice that the covenant is the word of God.
Importance of Spiritual Authority
(a) To subdue the kingdom of darkness.
(b). To enforce the covenant
(c). For the welfare of believers
Our spiritual food as believers is the. word of God.
Spiritual Authority Of The Believer Scriptures