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A crash course on the Authority and Power  that The Lord of Hosts, Jesus and the Holy Ghost wield over the Universe

When we talk about the Lord of Hosts, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost,  many people get their impressions and information from the people who are going to Denominational Churches or the Catholic Church and then they mentally ascend to be "eruidite and scholarly" as the church prescribes people to be.  What we are going to show in this series regarding Authority and Power is that the Universe is NOT as the churches proport it to be.  In fact, many people are omitting a lot of things about the Universe and how it is run because they are following church doctrine that has NOTHING to do with the Godhead.


In this narrative, we are going to take a look at hierarchies and how POWER is related to the Authority that is in these hierarchies.  Once you begin to understand that we, on earth, are not here to "just believe", but we are here to prepare and to be prepared, we need to know what we are in for.

What is Authority, anyway?

So what is authority and how is it used?   Authority is defined as:

 

  1. the power or right to control, judge, or prohibit the actions of others
  2. a person or group of people having this power, such as a government, police force, etc.
  3. a position that commands such a power or right (often in the phrase in authority)

 

Notice this very important item in definition #1. In the Lord of Hosts’ Kingdom, everyone is assigned a certain level of authority, as ALL authority comes for Him directly.  How high you are in authority is determined by the Lord of Hosts. 

The Lord of Hosts is the supreme ruler of the Universe AND the Kingdom of God

You need to understand that the Lord of Hosts is the supreme ruler, and what He says goes.  There is no other like the Lord, and the Lord is unique and has always been around.  You have to understand that the Lord of Hosts is forever, and there will NEVER be any being like Him.


When you want to do something in the Universe, you need to have the permission of the Lord before you are allowed to do what it is you desire.  The Lord of Hosts rules over the Universe as the supreme ruler, and what He has done is He has organized the Univers to be in a manner that He can rule over it.  You can see very clearly in the Bible that the Lord of Hosts is a ruler and a Judge, as He uses the order He has set up to rule His universe.  Whenever the Lord has a dispute, He is the one who make the final ruling over the dispute and He will hand down orders (also known as Decrees) to accomplish what He has ordered.


So, now that you know that the Universe is ordered as the Lord of hosts wants it ordered, and you can see that the Lord ofHosts will judge situations and beings as He sees fit, we can see that with that authority as the supreme ruler of the Univers, there is a POWER behind that authority. 


Like any ruler, the Lord of Hosts rules the Universe in an orderly fashion.  If you look in the Bible, you can see that the Lord is ORDERLY, and things need to be IN ORDER so the Lord will be able to rule.  This is why you have phrases like "in order" , "out of Order" and "chaos" to describe beings and events that that Lord of Hosts rules.

The Lord Jesus Christ, the second Highest Authority in the Universe and the Kingdom of God

We also see the Lord Jesus Christ as the son of the Lord of Hosts, and in the Bible you see that Jesus ALWAYS honours His Father and will do as His Father tells Him.  We see that in the four Gospels, as Jesus was sent by the Lord of Hosts to be a sacrifical Lamb to save humans after they were betryed to the devil through Adam and Eve.  The Lord Jesus Christ has the 2nd Highest Authority in the Universe as He is the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, and the Lord Jesus Christ has a LOT of POWER behind His authority.

We see thereare times when the Father will give the order to Hos son, Jesus, to initiate certain events, and one of those events would be known as the rapture.  Only the Father knows when that event will take place, and Jesus will confirm that by telling you that in the Bible.

The Holy Ghost is the 3rd Highest Authority in the Universe and the Kingdom of God

We see that there is a third person who runs the Universe, and that person is the Holy Ghost, who is the POWER behind everything that the Lord ofHosts thinks and the Lord Jesus christ speaks.  You see, it was the Lord Jesus Christ who spoke into existance the earth and all of the things on it.  He spoke into existance what His father thought, and this is why we have the moon and the stars and times and seasons.


The Holy Ghost will make things appear and happen after the Lord Jesus christ will speak these things into existance.  When the Lord said let there be light, there was light.  Know that God the Father thought ot this, God the Son spoke it, and God the Holy Ghost made it happen.  You can see in the Bible that these are the three persons who bear record in Heaven, as the scriptures tell us:


1 John 5:7 - For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.


Now that we have explained to you where the power and authority comes from, it is also important to know that these three beings not only rule the universe, but they are Judges.  Yes, The Lord of Hosts is a judge, as well as the Lord Jesus Christ is a judge, and the Holy Ghost is a judge.  All three of these persons work together to make sure the universe runs as the Lord of Hosts expects it to be run.


The biggest tip-off that we have structure and hierarchy in the ruling body of the univers is the word "Kingdom", where there is a ruler (or King) and then subordinates under that King.  You already know that there is only ONE king in a Kingdom, so a well-run kingdom is going to be in order and there will be differing levels of authority given to those under the King.

The authority of the Universe comes from these three beings

You have to understand that any authority that has been given to not only humans, but angels and other beings that we may or may not know about all come from these three beings - The Lord of Hosts, The Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost.  


Any authority that is given is authority that a being may have, and that being is responsible for that authority.  If you have an angel that abuses his authority, the Lord of Hosts will know about it and He will judge that being.  We can see this in scripture where watcher angels left their first estate - in other words, acted out of the authority that they were given - and now they are chained up waiting for judgment from the Lord of Hosts:


Jude 1:6And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.


You have to know that hell is a place that was created for the devil and his angels, as the devil had a LOT of authority given to him by the Lord of Hosts.  In fact, the Lord of Hosts and the devil, who was known as Lucifer, were VERY close.  Lucifer is a Cheribum angel, and a Cheribum angel had a lot of power as they are leaders and rulers over other classes of angels.


When Lucifer rebelled against the Lord of Hosts, the Lord of Hosts stripped Lucifer of his office as the praise leader and kicked him out of heaven.  During that fall, lucifer became Satan, and this is the main adversary that we are dealing with today.


Here is an interesting fact - when Lucifer fell and was kicked out of heaven, he NEVER lost His authority as a cheribum angel.  To this day, those subordinate angels MUST honour the authority that Lucifer had as a Cheribum angel. We can see that in scripture where Satan contended with Michael and Archangel for the body of Moses when he died:


Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.


To this day, satan retains his rank as a Cheribum angel and he retains the power and priviledges of that rank.  Satan still has the authority to rule over and control hordes of angels that followed him in the fall, and those angels are still under the authority of Satan to this day.  These fallen angels have different roles, as they are most likely principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places, as youcan see in scripture:


Ephesians 6:12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


Notice that these fallen angels will give satan their homage, and that is because satan controls them.  You may say that they are under the dominion of the devil.


So what does dominion mean?


noun

  • rule; authority
  • the land governed by one ruler or government
  • sphere of influence; area of control


As you can see in the Bible, when Adam was created by the Lord, he was given dominion over the earth and all of the created beings on the earth, as you can see in scripture here:


Genesis 1:27-28So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.


You can also see when the devil tempted Eve, the dominion of the earth was transferred to the devil when Adam and Eve sinned and were disobedient to the Lord:


Luke 4:6 - And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. 


We can also see that the devil lost the dominion of the earth when he sined by killing and innocent person, the Lord Jesus Christ, and that authority and dominion over the eart was transferred to Jesus because of that sin:


Proverbs 6:16-19These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.


So what, you say, the devil is still down on earth doing what he wants to do.  You have to understand that those who want to follow or be under the dominion of the devil are given free choice to do so, even though the dominion of the earth belongs to Jesus, as he paid for that dominion with His blood.  Jesus is allowing the devil to have dominion of the earth as the god of this world so there can be a choice for the people who are stuck on the earth.


So what does that mean?


That means the earth and the 2nd heavenlies are under the dominion of the devil because Jesus is allowing the devil to do what he does, but those who are under the dominion of the Lord Jesus Christ will be ruled over by Jesus and NOT by the devil.


Of course, the devil does NOT like that, so he persecutes those who are not his.


What is happening these days is that people on earth have the CHOICE to choose whom they are going to be ruled by.  Many people do NOT like the Lord Jesus christ, so they choose to be under the dominion of the devil, and they are sent to be with the devil when they are judged when they die.


You may interchange the words "dominion" and "authority", as they wil convey the same meaning in any sentence you may want to use.

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How did Adam lose his authority over the earth?

Satan does not have more authority than the Lord of Hosts, so where did Satan get his authority from?

Satan was once Lucifer, a Cherub angel that was the praise leader for the Lord of Hosts.  The Lord of Hosts and Lucifer were VERY close, and it was the Lord of hosts who created Lucifer and gave Lucifer the authority he has, as you can see in scripture here:


Ezekiel 28:12-15 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.


Lucifer, one day, got full of himself, and he purposed in his heart that he wanted to be like God, as you can see in scripture here:


Isaiah 14:13-14 - For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.


Yhis sin, the sin of pride, is what got Lucifer kicked out of heaven and renamed Satan, as you can see in scripture here:


Luke 10:18 - And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.


Since Satan was once a Cherub Angel, he retained his authority when he fell.  You will notice that the Lord, when He gives out power or gifts, NEVER takes them back.  In this case, the devil still has the authority of a Cherub angel and is music, as he was music for the Heavenly Host. Michael, the Archangel, disputed with Satan for Moses’ body when Moses died.  Notice that Michael respected the fact that Satan was a Cherub angel, and did not contend with him:


Jude 1:9 - Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.


(As a side note, the reason why Satan wanted the body of Moses was so he could get people to worship the dead body of Moses and NOT the Lord of Hosts.  This is why Michael the archangel was sent to recover the body.  The Lord knows that humankind will worship anything if given the chance).


To this day, Satan uses his abilities as a musician to mesmerize many and uses the music to carry his sick and twisted messages so he can enslave and then rule over mankind.


Satan is always under the Godhead, so he can never have any authority OVER the Godhead.  Remember, he retains his authority as a Cherub angel, which was the top of the order of the Angels. I will leave this for you to study in your own study time, but you will see that everyone has some sort of authority.


Satan can and does empower his demons and fallen angels authority, but that authority is NEVER more than the devil’s.  Notice that the demons have more authority than man, as man fell because of Adam, who let the devil steal his authority through Eve.

This is why humans have no authority

Most of the people in the world today on earth are WITHOUT the protection of the Lord Jesus Christ.  This is why the devil is able to do what he wills to them, as the devil has the authority of a Cherub angel which is higher than a human. 


How do we determine that?


If you remember in the Garden of Eden, Adam had the authority over all of the earth and the animals in it:


Genesis 1:28 -And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.


In fact, he named all of the animals as well as his helper, Eve,as you can see in scripture here:


Genesis 2:23 -And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.


When Adam disobeyed the Lord and followed Eve, Adam’s authority transferred to the devil, who promptly made himself king of the earth and Adam lost all authority.  To this day, a person who is NOT in Christ does not have the authority or the power to overcome the devil.  Only those in Christ can get the devil to flee from them when they stand on Jesus’ authority, as Jesus DOES have more authority than the devil.  Jesus DOES give His authority to humans as he deems it necessary, as you can see in scripture here:


Matthew 10:1 - And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.


Mark 6:7 - And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;


Mark 6:13And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.


Luke 9:1 - 2 - Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.  And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.


Luke 9:6 - And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.


Luke 10:1 -  After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.


Luke 10:17 - 20 - And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.  Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.


So, what did we learn here?


  • We learned that we need Jesus to give us power to stand against the devil;
  • We learned that we have NO power on our own;
  • We learned that Jesus will only give his power to Disciples/Followers of Christ;
  • We learned that if Jesus does give His authority to a person, their names are written in the Book of Life in Heaven.


Many professing Christians are ignorant of this, so the devil takes advantage of them and their authority in Christ by convincing them that he is all powerful when he is not.  Since the professing Christians do not consult The Lord Jesus Christ and do not have the Holy Ghost, they are enslaved like everyone else.  The devil works on their mind to keep them bound and enslaved. 


If you ask any professing Christian about authority and power, they would not know what you are talking about.  All they know is that ‘God is love’ and that we are to ‘be blessed’.  What about knowing who you are in Christ and exercising your God-given authority?

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The devil has more authority than you do, Christian


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You Have NO authority in anything without Jesus


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You do not have ANY authority until Jesus gives you His authority

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How are you going to fight the devil with NO authority?

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Man has NO authority without Jesus


Order determines power within a given authority

Order is important because this determines the power that is given with the authority that is given.  Those with higher authority wield greater power, as with this with low authority wield little power.


Even the devil and his minions recognize power, as they flee when the power meeting them is greater than theirs.  As an example, you know that a General in the military wields great power/authority.  You will never see a private ever tell the general anything because the private has little power/authority.  When the general comes around, the private gives the general his due respect and courtesy with a salute.


As with the order that the Lord of Hosts has set up, you will never see a lowly demon ever tell The Lord Jesus Christ ANYTHING because Jesus has infinitely more Authority and Power than they do.

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You get NOTHING from God if you are Out of Order

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If you are OUT OF ORDER, you have NO power or authority in Christ tbd

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If you are Out of Order, you are satan's prey

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The Christian Church today is OUT OF ORDER

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You are a lukewarm Christian if your church you attend is out of order

Unauthorized use of Jesus' authority will get you hurt badly

You can see this in the book of Acts, as you had the seven sons of Scheva who tried to use the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ but were not authorized to do so. 


Acts 19:13-16 - Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.


The demon in the man can tell who has authority and who does not.  The demon instantly recognized that the 7 sons of Scheva did NOT have the authority to use Jesus' name, as that authority they did have (theirs) was NOT stronger than his, so he was able to beat the fool out of these people making them run away beaten and naked.


You can only use the name/authority of Jesus IF you are a true Disciple of Christ that the Lord Jesus Christ recognizes as HIS.  There are a lot of professing Christians out there who think they know Jesus Christ, but will be in for a rude awakening when they are attacked by demons who will call them out for the liars they are.  Those people are in for a rude awakening when they see they have no power because they have no authority.

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When does the Lord let the devil beat the fool out of you?

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What authority does your pastor have to declare you 'saved'?

Pay attention and make sure you are well-versed in understanding Authority as this knowledge will save your life one day

The devil and demons are well known to roll up on people who do NOT know about their authority to subjugate that person and make them into sodomites, putting them under the dominion of the devil.  Many demons will also know what dominion you are under as well as if you are under someone's authority.


These days, 98% of the people - and that includes those who go to church - are walking around down here on earth naked and unprotected, thinking that they will walk over the devil because they SAY they are a "Christian".  If you are following some doctrine - like Once Saved, Always Saved - you are unprotected and you are STILL under the dominion of the devil -THINKING you are a "Christian".  The devil will play along, and he will keep you ignorant of what you need to know (your church is NOT going to teach you this) and you will waste the rest of your life in church under the dominion of the devil and when you die, Jesus will dismiss you because HE DOESN'T KNOW YOU.


Use these videos and the scriptures to sit down with Jesus and ask Him about when He will let you use His authority to beat the fool out of the devil and LEARN what weapons and options you have at your disposal as you walk the walk as a TRUE Christian.

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