Authority is the believer’s God-given right to decide and take action.
The centurion, whose servant was sick, knew who he was and he knew what he had. He told Jesus, “For I too am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes and to my servant, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”
What the centurion was telling Jesus was ‘I have what You have’ and just like the centurion, we who are in Christ have what Christ has.
The reason why we have been crying over our problems and begging God for things is because we don’t understand who we are and what we have. Jesus said, “All power is given to me in heaven and in earth” and then He gave power over ALL the power of the enemy (Matt 28:18; Luke 10:19).
Before there was a battle, there was victory. Jesus stripped your enemies of their power. He took away their weapons and gave you weapons for warfare. Jesus has already won the battle for you, but the problem is that you don’t know that you are a winner.
Use the weapons God gave you – the word of God, the blood of Jesus, praise, prayer, faith. If you have stopped fighting in the spirit for the things God said He has already given you, then apparently you don’t think it’s worth fighting for or you don’t want it bad enough.
But if you do want what God says you can have, this is the authority you have: When you tell demons to go, they go. When you call for the things of God to come in your life, they come. When you command angels to do a thing, they do it. Jesus said, “I have given you a mouth and wisdom” (Luke 21:15). In other words, I have given you the ability to speak yourself into some things and to speak yourself out of some things. When you don’t know what to say, I will give you what to say. No one will be able to successfully withstand against you and nothing by any means shall harm you.
Jesus told the disciples to not carry a money bag and they were never broke. They were also never sick because Jesus gave them power to heal all manner of sickness and disease. Who they walked with then is who is walking in us now. The word is in you. Open your mouth. Speak the word with authority.
Acts 16 speaks of a girl who had a spirit of divination. The bible says that for many days this girl followed Paul and the others. The spirit that was in her grieved Paul and when he got tired of it, he turned and spoke to that spirit (not the person) and commanded it to come out and it came out in the same hour.
Are you tired of your situation yet? Are you ready for change? If you are ready for change, then change what you are saying (and doing). Don’t tolerate what God doesn’t tolerate. Say what you mean and mean what you say. When you speak, know that none of your words will fall to the ground, none of your prayers will return void and God always hears you.
The difficulty or problem you are facing is beneath you. You are not under it. It is under you because you have authority over it!