Quote: Time To Use Your Authority

1 Apr

And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it…”  Exodus 14:15–16

The problem with the body of Christ today is not that we are not praying.  We are praying.  But many of us are praying desperate prayers.  We are praying, “God, help…God, please…God, do something about my problem!”

If you are smiling a little by now, most likely, you know about such prayers and might have prayed a couple yourself.  My friend, God does not want you to pray pleading prayers all the time.  He wants you to use the authority He has given you to pray powerful prayers, to boldly command and to “stretch out your hand” and see miracles happen.

When Moses stood before the Red Sea with Pharaoh’s army in hot pursuit, the Bible tells us that he cried out to God.  But God told him, “Why do you cry to Me?”

There is a time for you to cry out to God and there is a time for you to use your authority.  God told Moses, “Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it.”

The “rod” you have today is the name of Jesus.  As you command in Jesus’ name, your “sea” will open and you will go on dry ground through the midst of your problem.

Do you realize that Jesus did not say, “Go and pray for the sick”?  He said, “Go and heal the sick.” (Matthew 10:8)  So stop pleading and asking all the time, and start using the authority you have in Christ.

From Joseph Prince – Daily Grace Inspirations  (4/1/13)

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Links to related postings on Mark’s blog:

Intercession: From faithless beggar petitions to confident kingly prophetic declarations
The Believer’s Dual Realities – (No More Pickle Juice)
Where Do Christians Go When They Die? (Can we live in Heaven now?)
Grace Unto Co-Reigning!

 

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One Response to “Quote: Time To Use Your Authority”

  1. Ann April 1, 2013 at 3:57 PM #

    So good Mark,

    I remember a time when I heard the Lord say, ” no more begging”! It was a prayer I had been crying out for for some on-going situation…..very difficult to teach an “old dog ….” I really desire to have that perspective change be made permanent in my heart.

    Thank you, great word! Ann

    Sent from my iPad

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