Father build us up in our most holy faith according to Your Word, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth . . .” Matthew 28:18; revealed as Deity with absolute sovereignty and authority for eternity.
There are 273 instances of the phrase “Lord of Hosts” in the Old Testament and this word referring to “armies” – whether human or angelic.
- Isaiah 40:22 says that God sits upon the circle of the earth!
- Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the king of glory. Selah.” — Psalm 24:10.
- “Lord” is the covenant name of God.
Each and every born-again believer had been given authority delegated from Jesus Christ. Jesus has given His authority to us to overcome all the power of the enemy and His command and is given to all to whom He commissions.
- The twelve apostles Matthew10:1.
- The seventy Luke 10:1:1,19.
- Every Believer.
“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation . . . And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons . . .” Mark 16:15, 17.
Knowing authority enables one to enter into spiritual warfare with faith to overcome; each Christian must learn that he has power over any and every demonic strong man. We, as true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, can bind and cast out demons. “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you,” Luke 10:19.
Christ’s believers have spiritual ability of the Holy Spirit and the authority of the name of Jesus. “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given unto me, Therefore go . . . ” — Matthew 28:28. He gave the power and authority to go; “Far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come,” Ephesians 1:21. His power is above all power.
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” — Colossians 1:12-20 KJV