Mark 11:23 ERV
Here is an excerpt from Kenneth E Hagin's book The Believer's Authority:
Once in England Smith Wigglesworth was standing on a street corner waiting for a bus. A woman came out of an apartment house, and a little dog ran out behind her. She said, “Honey, you’re going to have to go back.” The dog didn’t pay any attention to her. He just wagged his tail and rubbed up against her affectionately. She said, “Now, dear, you can’t go.” The little dog wagged his tail and rubbed up against her again. About that time, the bus arrived. The woman stomped her foot and yelled, “Get!” The dog tucked his tail between his legs and took off. Wigglesworth said he hollered out loud without even thinking, “That’s the way you’ve got to do with the devil!"
Hagin, Kenneth E. (2010-06-14). Believers Authority- Legacy Edition (Kindle Locations 586-592). Faith Library Publications.
Many times we just go about our lives without ever saying anything. We have read the bible, studied the scripture and memorized the verses. We could list the promises of God for our lives, our children, our household, our businesses and even our pets! But when it comes down to it, none of that really matters, if we are not using the authority that we have been given. We must say something.
Recently in our family, we were going over some scripture in Genesis. Before I went into the scripture, I asked my son what he could tell me about how God created the different things he created. His reply was, "He said it."
If I want to create, prosperity, health and well-being; if I want the promises of God that I know so well to manifest in my life, I must say it. That is the exercising of my authority.
When we were in Haiti, we experienced many traffic jams or 'blokus' as they call them. Many times the blokus was caused by the movement of the abundant amount of UN vehicles in the capital. They would just have some uniformed and armed guys out in the street holding up all vehicles for their own trucks and transports to enter the roadway. No one got out of their vehicles to tell them they couldn't do it. They would just wait until the vehicles finished and then we would move on. (I know, sometimes, it didn't go so smoothly, but it's Haiti for crying out loud!)
My point is this: The UN soldiers, of themselves, have no right to hold up traffic. Their physical strength could not stop even a motorcycle. It was their authority that got the job done.
We have been given authority over the enemy. Let's use it. Let's get the job done.