This is the third week that I have written to you about spiritual authority. It’s vital for a Christian to understand and believe. It’s about God working in and among us. It’s about following Jesus’ ways as He walked the earth. It’s about helping others reach their destiny in Christ. It’s not about a scene from The Exorcist and becoming another Linda Blair. It’s not about Rosemary’s Baby and the demonic world where she found herself. Hollywood can sometimes fog Biblical truth but I’m here to dispel that fog.
Since we already have seen in scripture that spiritual authority comes from God Almighty and we’ve read last week that He delegated it to His Son, and finally we’ve discovered that the Son has imparted it to the believer; does it end there? A resounding: No. God wants us free. He desires us to walk with Him in wholeness and liberty but that’s not where it ends. Since He is about people so are we.
And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. (Acts 10:38 NLT)
Making ourselves available for God to use is an important step. He desires our testimony concerning getting free ourselves to impact others. When I repent and get free from some of those emotions or actions I mentioned last week, I have made myself available to Him. We can minister to others so much better when we have a history with God. Experience is alway the best teacher so be aware that He may use your deliverance experiences to help others and He will make those connections. You don’t have to go looking for them.
Being a good listener is another way we help others get free. Listen with the ears of the Holy Spirit and keep a prayer on your heart that asks, “How can I help them?” God will show you if He desires you to share. Walking in the Spirit is vital to a life of service. Knowing when to share and when to pray are necessary to spiritual deliverance. We stay connected to Him and He connects us to others with divine appointments.
Praying aloud is another step in maturity. We often have these ‘popcorn prayers’ to God when we need Him but haven’t developed an intimate relationship with Him. He is waiting for you to come and spend time Him. Praying with people is the springboard to exercising your spiritual authority in order to help others get free. It can be scary the first few times but when you depend on the Spirit to give you the words and you depend on His power, you are well on your way. Go ye therefore…
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. (2 Corinthians 2:14 ESV)