“And Jesus said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.’” (Matthew 28:18-19, ESV)
Some of my friends are so encouraging; I literally view my interactions with them as pure life.
When I said, “I really desire the gift of prophecy,” they said, “You already have it—but we'll pray for more.” And they'd sit me in the center of the room while they gathered round and laid hands on my head, praying life-giving prayers all the while.
I grew by hanging out with them. Grew like never before.
Because they operated in the authority of Christ, they brought the life of Christ. Sisters, did you know you are heaven-sent with a mission to bring life in the face of death; to being truth in the face of lies; to turn evil into good merely by your presence because you are filled with a God who has all authority in heaven and earth?
Some of you are smack dab in the center of the most traumatizing circumstances. Evil wins in the lives of those around you, and you're left gasping for a single breath of air just to make it, much less inhale deeply. But, God has authority, and you only need to ensure you are breathing His air.
Do you walk in so much life that you give out the authority of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Sister, you are called by God to bring the authority of God to each hurting heart in your life today. You are called by God to invest the life of God into immature places, and fill them with heavenly graces, instead.
Give out all you have, and you will be given more.
Because all authority has been given to Him, He now asks you, sister, to go forth and bring it to those around you.
Abide in Him, and you abide in His unbending, unyielding, uncompromising, life-giving authority that always brings life to those around you.