A lifestyle of faith is what every child of God has been called to live, for us to be able to stand in our position of spiritual authority, which Christ has given to us. The exercise of our faith in that position of spiritual authority, enables us to do exploits for God’s Kingdom.

The Bible talks about what Jesus did to get us into that position when it says:

When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:13-15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Jesus disarmed Satan of all spiritual powers and authorities, which he initially had stolen from Adam and Eve. He took them all away from him, and He returned all authorities and powers back to us; as the rightful owners to whom it originally belongs to from the creation of the earth (Matthew 28:18-19). Now, Satan has no power or authority over you. You have all powers and authorities over him, to reign here on earth together with Christ Jesus. The only power and authority that he does has over you, is the one that you are allowing him to have.

And there are many believers in Christ today, who are allowing Satan to get away with taking their power and authority from them.

Stop standing like Adam. You’re now in Christ Jesus.

When a believer in Christ is not standing in his position of spiritual authority, things will often spiral out of order in his life. The enemy uses the inability of a Christian, to stand in his position of spiritual authority and power as a leverage against him. The devotional life of that believer will be adversely affected first, by his inability to stand in his position of spiritual authority. When you do have authority against the enemy and you are not using it, then your ability to fellowship with the Lord will be seriously affected. You will gradually stop fellowshipping with God in the word, and that will eventually get at your prayer life.

This is the moment when you will often see a Christian, trying to solve a spiritual problem with an earthly or worldly solution. That’s when you often won’t be able to differentiate, such a Christian from the ungodly people of the world; because he will start acting like the unsaved people of this world with a self righteous attitude. He will do this in an attempt to find leverage, in the process of trying to solve the problems by himself, instead of using his faith to stand in the position of authority which God has given him.

When God came into the garden of Eden after the fall of the first man, the Bible says:

“But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

This question – “..where are you?“; from God to Adam had nothing to do with his physical position or location in the garden. It had everything to do with his spiritual position and location, in exercising spiritual authority in the garden over all of God’s creatures including the serpent. Adam was not standing in his position of spiritual authority, when God came looking for him in that position.

And there are many of God’s children who are not standing in their rightful position of spiritual authority over Satan today. That’s why hell has been set loose on them.

The Prophet Isaiah described such a situation in this way:

Therefore my people will go into exile for lack of understanding; those of high rank will die of hunger and the common people will be parched with thirst. Therefore Death expands its jaws, opening wide its mouth; into it will descend their nobles and masses with all their brawlers and revelers. So people will be brought low and everyone humbled, the eyes of the arrogant humbled. But the Lord Almighty will be exalted by his justice, and the holy God will be proved holy by his righteous acts.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭5:13-16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The self righteous Christian is unable to get delivered, because he is not standing in his position of spiritual authority and power, right where God has placed him. Even as Isaiah says here, the spiritually “high ranking” believer will die of spiritual hunger, which cannot be filled by God.

Why? Because God cannot do anything anymore for you to stand in your position of spiritual authority. Jesus did everything for you to be able to stand in your rightful position of spiritual authority. When He said on the cross; “it is finished” – then everything was made available for you to stand in that spiritual position.

It is now up to you to use the very same faith, that got you saved in standing up against the enemy. You got saved by believing with your heart, and confessing with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord (Romans 10:9). It is in the same manner that your faith will always work for you, to stand in the victory that Christ has given you.

You see our God sees everything that surrounds our lives, as His children from a spiritual perspective, and not from a physical one. Everything in this world is first spiritual, before someone with a vision spoke it into the physical world. Words are very powerful. And you need to be declaring your position of spiritual authority and power, if you really want to stand strong in it.

Adam had spiritual authority and dominion over all of God’s creations, including the snake. But when he stooped low in heeding to the voice of the serpent, Adam had to leave that position of influence over all creatures to be able to do that. He fell and he fell face down into shame and disgrace. Hell was let loose on him and Eve, as the knowledge of both good and evil were revealed to their understanding.

And that’s what happens when things spiral out of control in the life of a Christian also. God created us to have the knowledge of good in this world only. Satan was the one who introduced the knowledge of evil to mankind, through Adam’s inability to stand in the position of authority and power where God has placed him.

Our God is a good God. There is no evil in Him. He never planned for evil in our world. The devil was the one who introduced evil, by tempting Adam and Eve into sinning against God.

Give the Holy Spirit something to work with in your life

When we are not standing in our position of spiritual authority, where God has placed us over our homes, businesses, ministries, Churches, communities or nations – then hell is let loose to do havoc in those spheres of our spiritual influences.

God gave us spiritual authority in the name of Jesus, because He knows that when we use it, then we can reign on earth with Him. God does not want to reign on earth alone. That was not His original intention in creating us. Otherwise He would not had brought all creatures to Adam in naming them (Genesis 2:19-20).

Therefore for us to be able to stand in spiritual authority on the earth, it is necessary that we do understand, where and how we had obtained that authority. You need to know that it is the exercise of your faith in spiritual authority, which gives the Holy Spirit something to work with in bringing God’s solution into every situation that confronts you here on earth.

As an example you can’t experience the blessing of the Lord, if you are not ready to start using your faith, in exercising spiritual authority here on the earth to walk in the blessing itself. You have to release your faith always, to be able to give the Holy Spirit something to work with in your life. And your declaration of what you expect the Holy Spirit to do for you, is important to get the result that you are anticipating in the spirit.

The Bible says:

“For we live by faith, not by sight.
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NIV‬

Stop declaring your physical circumstances. It is your faith killer. Faith only speaks and declares the mind of Christ in every situation that surrounds you. And that’s what gives the Holy Spirit something to work with on your behalf.

You can’t stand in spiritual authority, if you are not under spiritual authority

No one can ever be able to exercise or stand in a position of authority, if he or she has never learnt to be submissive and obedient to authorities (Romans 13:1-2). You can’t bind and loose the devil on the earth, if you are rebellious against God’s constituted authorities. The devil’s Kingdom itself operates under the authority of Satan.

Every demon in hell do understand and know how constituted authority works. They know when you are not walking by faith under constituted authority. And they will use this spiritual opening against you, in attacking you even as a child of God. The devil and his demons do know how God’s Kingdom operates. They used to be part of that system, before Satan led them in rebellion against God; and that’s why they can identify you in the spirit only and not physically. They will always use your physical circumstances and situations, to distract you from walking in the spirit and by the Spirit; because they do know that you are more powerful than them, when you are operating from that realm.

Evil spirits can recognize your position of spiritual authority, and whom you are submissive to in that position of authority. The pattern and structure of the kingdom of darkness operates under the very pattern and structure which Satan took with him when he rebelled against God. Satan doesn’t have the ability to create a new structure for his kingdom. That’s why you’re stronger than him. He has nothing new against you (see Isaiah 14:12-20), apart from the circumstances and physical situations that he brings up against you, so as to distract your attention away from God’s promises to you. Don’t get yourself distracted. Stay in the spirit and live by the Spirit. That’s where your victory is. You are a winner.

Your position of spiritual authority in Christ Jesus, is the strongest that you have. Stand in it and be subject to Christ’s authority over the Church.

The spiritual authority of the body of Christ, to the nations works in this manner also. We are able to exercise spiritual authority to the nations with the declaration of the gospel, because of our submission to the authority of Christ over His body.

That’s why the scriptures says:

“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:5-11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

God the Father was able to exalt Jesus Christ His Son, because Christ never sought to be equal with God, the Father. He was submissive to the authority of His Father in Heaven, even while doing the will of God on the earth as the Son of Man. And we are not different from Jesus at all in this world. In this world the devil sees you just as he sees Jesus.

Start using your position of spiritual authority, to increase and expand God’s Kingdom on the earth

No believer in Christ can exercise spiritual authority here on earth, if he does not know how that authority in Christ Jesus is derived, and from where it comes. A lack of understanding about this is hindering the faith of many believers to be able to exercise spiritual authority here on earth.

Some believers do think that only those in the leadership positions within the body of Christ, do have the right to exercise spiritual authority. But they are dead wrong, because this type of theology is contrary to the teaching of Jesus. In fact many of them are suffering as a result of this falsehood, within the body of Christ today.

Jesus actually said:

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭16:16-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

These words of Jesus are not to the early Apostles or disciples alone. They are not meant for those in the leadership positions over the Church alone. They are in fact for every believer within the body of Christ today.

Dead religion is being manipulated by the devil in weakening the body of Christ today. The enemy is using the same old trick that he used against Adam in the garden of Eden, and many are buying into his lies. A believer with spiritual authority and power over the devil who is not using it, is the type of believer who makes the devil happy. So stand in your rightful position of spiritual authority against the enemy.

Others are weak in faith because they feel too comfortable with the unsaved world around them. Their little faith which works with love, has been more weakened by their lack of the use of that faith, to stand in spiritual authority within the sphere of spiritual influence, that God has given to them. And all that stems from their lack of understanding of the workings of godly authority within the Church, the home, businesses, places of employment, schools and much more. Most of them have grown so complacent to the use of their spiritual authority, and they often wonder why their faith is not working for them. On the contrary we know that faith always works. You’ve got to use it for it to work for you.

Jesus was submissive on earth to the authority of the Father from above. That was why He was able to accomplish His goal on earth as the Son of Man. In fact the kingdom of Satan does understand and respect your spiritual authority over them always; and they will do whatever you command them to do in the name of Jesus.

And just like anything else, you can’t be effective and skilled at something that you are not practicing. If you do have something that has been freely given to you, and you’re not using it; after awhile it will get stale and loose its value in your life. If you do have the authority in the name of Jesus, and you are not using it to stand in your position of authority and power; then you are to blame.

The greatest power in heaven and on earth is in you, as you stand in your position of spiritual authority always. God is on the inside of you. He lives in you. He dwells in you. He moves and walks in you. You are never alone. Jesus is always there in you, with the Holy Spirit living in you (Ephesians 3:20 and 2 Corinthians 6:16). You are never alone at anytime. Stop buying into the lies of the devil. Get up, stand up and stay strong. Stand up and stay strong in your position. You are an overcomer.


  1. Emeldah 3 years ago

    Powerful word of God. Amen and thank you so much

    • Abraham Adeyeye 3 years ago

      Thanks be to God!

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