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DAY 5 FRIDAY: MARCH 2021

GOD HAD DELEGATED EARTHLY AUTHORITY TO MAN!

The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; but the earth He has given to the children of men (Psalms 115:16).

The word, “Delegate” simply means the transfer or arrogation of power to another in life. In the beginning, God transferred and arrogated His earthly authority to man in order for him to dominate and subdue the earth in life. But man through the spirit of disobedience, transferred and arrogated his authority to Satan and became subject to him in life. The Bible says in the opening text that the heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; but the earth He has given to the children of men. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God had indeed delegated earthly authority to him in life. Hence, whoever accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior by fully obeying His teachings through God’s Word of life daily, he absolutely receives God’s divine grace for earthly authority in life forever.

But thank God for Jesus Christ who came to obtain that same lost authority from Satan in life. That is why the Bible says in Matthew 28:18, “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Therefore, Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind took the lost authority from Satan and delegated it back to the Christians in life. Jesus Christ now has the authority both in heaven and on earth; hence, the authority of God and also the authority of man in life. That is why at the mention of His Name, every knee shall bow in heaven and on earth in life (Philippians 2:10). A life that is fully submissive and obedient to the will of God is absolutely a life that is fully delegated with earthly authority by God in life forever.

However, Jesus Christ further delegated this same authority back to man but to the Christians who believe in His Name in life. That is the reason why the Bible says in John 1:12, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”  In fact, the authority of a Christian is absolutely hidden in the Name of Jesus Christ in life. The Adamic authority which man lost to Satan as a result of disobedience, Jesus Christ reclaimed it from him and gave it back to the Christians who are the rightful children of God in life. Therefore, a life without Jesus Christ is absolutely a life devoid of earthly authority in life forever.

Daily Tip: Jesus Christ had delegated His earthly authority to you as a Christian; therefore, exercise your authority in Christ and do not lose it again the second time in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45). 

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord my Heavenly Father! I receive Your authority into my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of Adamic nature that pollutes and contaminates my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: John 1:1-18.             RBT: JOSHUA 19-21