Deuteronomy 28:13-15 NLT 13 If you listen to these commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom. 14 You must not turn away from any of the commands I am giving you today, nor follow after other gods and worship them. Curses for Disobedience 15 “But if you refuse to listen to the Lord your God and do not obey all the commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come and overwhelm you:
It has always been the plan and the joy of God to witnesses His sons and daughters taking the lead and giving Him glory by obeying and being like Him. The word states that the result of refusing to accept our God-given responsibility to assume personal leadership over our life, gifts, and assignment, will open the door to the curse and empower people who were made to be first live continually last! Today we will begin the process of releasing our God-Given Authority and Getting Back what we all gave up!
2021 Taking the Lead will be the year of the gifting, not the gifted.
Operating in your gifting is when you are flowing in your God-given purpose, serving your God-given gift to those who will receive it.
Just being gifted is using your gifts to serve and protect self in an attempt to hide the areas you are not free.
Power Point for the Day: There will be no comebacks or takeovers until we get back what we gave up.
Authority, what is it?! Hebrew for Exousia - superhuman power, competence, and freedom to fulfill the purpose for which that person or thing was placed on this earth.
Foundational Principles to Authority: Getting Back What You Gave Up
Luke 10:16-19 NIV 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.
#1 Principle of authorization.
We have been given the permission and the right to carry out our personal purpose only in the time, place, and to whom we have been sent.
When we have authorization/permission from God, it does Not matter what our past experiences have been or what restrictions you have previously experienced.
17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” 18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
#2 Principle of the Author.
The release of your personal authority is linked to the origin of your gifts and power.
Once you discover the true source of the inherent authority within you, opportunities for experiencing fulfillment, and contributing your unique gifts to the world will open wide.
Luke 10:20-21 NLT 20 But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.” Jesus’ Prayer of Thanksgiving 21 At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and He said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank You for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased You to do it this way.
#3 Principle of authenticity.
No person is truly authentic until he/she is exercising their personal authority.
You are real or authentic only while you are being who you were meant to be and doing what you were meant to do.
The road to and the result of getting back what we gave up!
Psalms 51:8-13 KJV 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.