Saturday, December 9th 2023
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc DSc DD

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth (Matthew 28:18).

Some people brag about having authority in specific places, perhaps in a nation, city, street etc. For some, it’s even in classrooms, such that they become bullies and terrorize their classmates. But there’s one whose authority transcends the universe and extends to all of heaven, the earth, and under the earth. His Name is Jesus! Blessed be God!

The Bible says no one and nothing is exempted from His rule, His dominion and authority. Ephesians 1:20-22 MSG sheds more light on the unrivalled and unparalleled authority that He wields. It says, “…God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything…”

The most exhilarating part of this is the fact that His authority is given to us because we’re one with Him. We’re His seed and we prolong His days. He rules through us. Isaiah 9:6 says, “…and the government shall be upon his shoulder…” His shoulder refers to the Church— us; we’re His body in and through which He speaks and acts today.

This should help you understand why soon after He affirmed in Matthew 28:18 that all authority is His both in heaven and in earth, He immediately charged us in the ensuing verse 19 to go and teach all nations. That’s extraordinary, because it means we sit on His seat. We function by His authority.

It’s the reason we can do the same works that He did. He gave us power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases (Luke 9:1). Read what the Bible says in Mark 16:17 NKJV: “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons….”

You have unrivalled authority in the Name of Jesus to cast out devils and tame circumstances. There’s nothing you can’t do, and there’s no hopeless situation you can’t change. You can do all things in His Name. Hallelujah!

Dear Father, I thank you for the unparalleled authority and power that the Lord Jesus has given to the Church, to exercise authority over devils, teach all nations and catapult many from the domains of darkness into the Kingdom of light. Thank you for the victory we have in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

|| Ephesians 1:19-21 WNT

and what the transcendent greatness of His power in us believers as seen in the working of His infinite might 20 when He displayed it in Christ by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His own right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 high above all other government and authority and power and dominion, and every title of sovereignty used either in this Age or in the Age to come. ||

|| Colossians 2:15
[And] having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. ||

|| Philippians 2:9-11
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; 11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ||

1-Year Bible Reading Plan=>

Revelation 2:1-17 & Hosea 1-2

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=>
John 19:1-12 & 2 Chronicles 19-20

Extract From Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional

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