You’re Not What You Used To Be- You have Authority in Yeshua (Christ) !
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Yeshua, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
The authority given to the believer is part of the redemption work that Yeshua (Jesus) did in man’s behalf.He became like man so man could become like Him . The born-again believer has been made a new creation. He is created in the image and likeness of God. He has the same capacity for faith Yeshua (Jesus) has. He has the same capacity to love that Yeshua ( Jesus) has.
Romans 5:5 says that the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost. If there were no capacity for it, He could not have put it there. God made man in His image so that He could have fellowship with someone in His own class. What you were before salvation has nothing to do with who you are now. The old man is dead and gone. Old things have passed away.
The reason God sent Yeshua (Jesus) to earth was to destroy the work of Satan and give back to man the authority he lost through Adam’s transgression. Yeshua (Jesus) had to go through the same thing Adam went through for it to be legal. Yeshua (Jesus) did not commit sin. He was not a sinner, yet He died the death of a sinner. He made Himself obedient to death. Yeshua took on Himself the nature of sin and gave us His Righteousness. We were made to be righteous. Faith, through grace, caused God to makes us righteous. It was not through works.
See yourself alive in Him. See Yeshua (Jesus) paying the price for your redemption at Golgotha. If He did not actually die, you would not have access to redemption. What Yeshua (Jesus) did was for mankind, not for Himself. He did not gain authority over Satan for Himself. He already had authority over the devil. He came to obtain it for you. He gained authority over Satan so the Body of Messiah could wear the full armour of God and have the authority to use His Name. He bought it with His own blood.Yeshua (Jesus) put Himself into the hands of Satan.He was ushered into hell illegally. All mankind and all authority over mankind belonged to Satan, who was called the god of this world. Satan took Yeshua (Jesus) in there, thinking he had God right where he wanted Him. For 3 days and 3 nights, Yeshua (Jesus) was in there. In the pit of hell, God spoke words of authority.
Hebrews 1 says that God brought the first begotten into the world. He was justified and made alive in the spirit. To justify is to make righteous, to put in right standing with the Father. You were justified with Him and have been made the righteousness of God in Yeshua (Jesus). He was raised from the dead. You were raised from the dead. He was the first man ever to be born again from death to life. The new birth occurred in the depths of hell. Yeshua (Jesus) defeated Satan, triumphed over him in the cross and regained the authority for man. You have been made alive in Yeshua (Jesus). The same power that put Yeshua (Jesus) at the right hand of God put you at His right hand. You are a joint heir with the King of Kings.
You are walking in covenant with almighty God through Yeshua (Jesus).You are His workmanship created in Yeshua (Jesus) Ephesians 2:10. It was the creative power of God that worked in you when you accepted Yeshua (Jesus) as Lord. You are not what you used to be. You are a new creature – with authority- in Yeshua (Jesus).
Now Begin Enjoying It.
Take your place as a joint-heir and begin to walk in your covenant rights. Learn to use your authority in Yeshua (Jesus) to stand against Satan and he will flee!