“One day Jesus called together His twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases. Then He sent them out to tell everyone about the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick.”
As believers in Jesus’ resurrection, we too can have power from on High to heal the sick and share the gospel. Jesus says in John 14 that, ““I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in My Name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in My Name, and I will do it!”” Jesus Himself gave us the authority to access Kingdom power whenever we pray in Jesus’ Name. Yet note, there is a condition. Jesus’ power is not for us to build our own images, it is not for us to have a great ministry, is it not for our fame and it is not for our riches and earthly glory. It is to bring glory to the Father and to extend His Kingdom.
Faith in Jesus Christ leads us to a closeness with the Father. As we draw closer to the Father we experience more of His miraculous power in our lives as He slowly chisels away at our sinful nature and makes us more like Him. We then begin to live in the authority of who we are in Him and as we access this authority, it flows out of our lives and into our daily situations. That is what living in the authority of Jesus’ resurrection means. Living our daily lives in Kingdom authority! Bringing Heaven to earth. Showing Jesus in all we do and say. We have been given authority to make Jesus known to all.