• Pastor Rusty Owens

Authority

Daily Word - 8-10-2018 Authority “And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and men, and hast prevailed.” Gen. 32:28

When new birth takes place there’s more that takes place than just forgiveness of sins, there is a power shift that comes with heaven’s identity. It’s as if your earthly moniker can no longer represent your heavenly status; Hence a “new name”. Rev. 2:17 There is natural authority that comes with heavenly citizenship. Understand where all true authority lies; With God the father. Jacob is told that he had power with God. Most Christians think in terms of having authority over something, (Luke 10:19), but Jacob is instructed that he has authority with. Learning that the true power structure of the kingdom is relational is a great leap forward. God wants to be your father and He will move mountains for His kids. Understand who is always on your side, and where all true authority lies. Having authority over is always superseded by having authority with. Think about it. - Bro. Rusty