Use Your Authority.

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“…anyone believing in me shall do the same miracles I have done, and even greater ones, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask him for anything, using my name, and I will do it.” John 14:12-13

When there is nothing man can do (there is no cure; there is no vaccine; and no one is able to stop the contagious pestilence, like Ebola), we still have an option. There are two ways to heal. We can heal manually–naturally correcting bodily ailments through surgery, medicine, etc. Or, we can heal automatically—supernaturally healing the physical body by exercising our authority the way Jesus did.

“What? What authority? I’m not Jesus. He was perfect. Sure he could heal. He never sinned. God always answered his prayers. He was the Son of God—the Word made flesh. I can’t do what he did.”

The Bible says we can do the miracles Jesus did. God doesn’t answer our prayers because of who we are. God answers our prayers because of who Jesus is and what he did for us by dying on the cross for our sins. Jesus’ miracles are not a thing of the past. Jesus’ healing ministry is still alive and well through us.

John 14:11-13, Living Bible (TLB)
Just believe it—that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or else believe it because of the mighty miracles you have seen me do. In solemn truth I tell you, anyone believing in me shall do the same miracles I have done, and even greater ones, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask him for anything, using my name, and I will do it, for this will bring praise to the Father because of what I, the Son, will do for you.”

So why aren’t we seeing more miracles? Many miracles are taking place throughout the world—we just dismiss it as a coincidence or give the credit to modern medicine. For instance, if someone says they had strep throat and took antibiotics to get well, no one doubts the work of the medicine. But, if someone says I was sick and God healed me, their testimony is met with skepticism. Why?

It’s time to believe the whole Bible. The supernatural miracles outlined in the scriptures were written down because they were unbelievable!

Luke 4:36-40, King James Version (KJV)
“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. And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about. And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon’s house. And Simon’s wife’s mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them. Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.”

Jesus gave his disciples the same power he had because he wanted to help more people.

Matthew 10:1, King James Version (KJV)
“And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”

Jesus still wants to help more people—through you. He has given you the same authority he gave to his twelve disciples. All you need to do is believe.

Mark 16:17-20, King James Version (KJV)
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”

Jesus is seated on the right hand of God waiting for you to ask in His name. You have his authority—use it.

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Valerie Morrow

Valerie Morrow was born-again at the tender age of 5, but has been chasing Jesus and the will of God seriously for about 10 years. She is well acquainted with the struggles and triumphs of Christian women. As a busy (we prefer the word productive) wife, mother, entrepreneur, leader, ministry student and writer, she focuses on being well-balanced, as a necessity in life. Valerie has been a waitress, a secretary, a receptionist, a marketing assistant, an account coordinator, an account manager, a marketing director, a business owner and the "candy lady." She has learned the meaning of being secure in Christ regardless of your position or function in life and loves to share her insights through devotionals, bible studies and "self- improvement" articles from a Biblical perspective. Valerie is the wife of Henry Morrow and the mother of two children. She is an active member of Victory Life Faith Center under the leadership of Pastor Lewis Brown.

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