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Restored Authority

01 Apr

Romans 5:11

And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Through Jesus Christ we have been reconciled (restored back into a right relationship) with God. He took our sin and gave us His righteousness. When Adam sinned, man’s relationship with God was broken for our God is a holy God. But once someone is born again they have been spiritually restored back to where Adam was before he had sinned. What Adam originally had has now been restored back to us.

Adam was given authority in the earth and he was to take dominion over it and subdue it. God’s plan has not changed. When Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended to heaven He restored that authority back to us for we have been seated together with Him at the right hand of God, far above all principalities, powers, might, and dominion. This represents a place of authority.

To exercise that authority we use the name of Jesus, which is the name above all names. We are to trample on the powers of darkness through His name, and proclaim the good news to the whole world. Through reconciliation we have been placed right back where Adam was before he sinned. We simply have to learn our rightful place of authority and how to use it through the name of Jesus.

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