Summary: Satan is DEFEATED, Jesus came to DISARM the devil! Now, we should be FREE from the POWER of Satan, POWER of SIN and POWER of DEATH. We are SAVED! Therefore we should be FREE from the works of the Devil! Such as FEAR, WORRY and DOUBT!
We are CALLED and CHOSEN by God to take back the AUTHORITY of Man OVER ALL CREATION which Adam had lost.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
When Adam sinned, the AUTHORITY of man OVER ALL CREATION was gone. The sin was caused by DISOBEDIENCE.
There are 4 Keys of RESTORING that AUTHORITY:
1. The GREAT PLAN of God for Human.
Genesis 1:1; “In the BEGINNING God CREATED the heaven and the earth.”
It was God who created the UNIVERSE
“For by HIM were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by HIM, and for HIM.”
It was all because of CHRIST!!!
a. CHRIST as the CENTER
“God’s secret PLAN has now been revealed to us; it is a PLAN CENTERED on CHRIST, DESIGNED long ago according to His good pleasure. And this is His PLAN: At the right time, He will bring everything together under the AUTHORITY of CHRIST—everything in Heaven and on earth.
“In EVERYTHING we do, we do it for d’ GLORY of GOD. We should learn to PUT GOD FIRST in every DESCISION we make.”
b. Our POSITION in CHRIST
“Because of CHRIST, we have RECEIVED an inheritance from God, for He chose us from the Beginning, and all things happen just as DECIDED long ago.”
“Before God laid the earth, God had CHOSEN us to be His Adopted SONS & DAUGHTERS in CHRIST.”
c. The PURPOSE
“God’s PURPOSE was that we who were the first to TRUST in CHRIST should PRAISE our Glorious God.”
“God CREATED us in the likeness of His OWN IMAGE because He is looking for someone to WORSHIP Him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH.”
The TRUTH is the Word of God!!!
2. The GREAT POWER of God Works Best in our WEAKNESS.
Genesis 1:2; “And the earth was WITHOUT FORM, and VOID; and DARKNESS was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
“There are times that we feel we have been FORSAKEN. Always remember that God PROMISED that He will NEVER FORSAKE US.”
“Each time he said, "My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness."So now I am glad to boast about my WEAKNESSES, so that the power of Christ may work through me… For when I am weak, then I am strong.
a. God Hides Great Things in NOTHING
1 Corinthians 1:26(NLT)
“…He CHOSE those who are POWERLESS to shame those who are powerful. God chose those things DESPISED by the world, things counted as NOTHING at all…”
If you feel yourself ‘NOTHING’, aren’t you excited to know what God HIDES from you?
“Start doing the things you THINK you can’t. The things that you’ve never done before.”
b. God Uses an IMPERFECT Person to Accomplish His Will