Lesson 2 – GOD GLORIOUSLY GAVE KINGDOM AUTHORITY
June 24, 2020
GOD GLORIOUSLY GAVE KINGDOM AUTHORITY
“Then God said, “Let us make a man[a]—someone like ourselves,* to be the master of all life upon the earth and in the skies and in the seas.” (Gen. 1:26 LB)
First truth about kingdom authority:
WE LEGALLY LOST KINGDOM AUTHORITY (Gen 2:15-3:19)
Satan had been banished from heaven to earth and the only way for him to gain the throne on earth was to usurp the dominion of the one who held it—Adam.
Satan never delivers on his promises.
KINGDOM AUTHORITY RIGHTEOUSLY REGAINED
The was legally lost, thus it must be legally regained.
the kingdom authority and a man had to .
“The sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to be king over all, but all who will take God’s gift of forgiveness and acquittal are kings of life because of this one man, Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:17 LB)
Jesus is the second Adam/second man.
- Satan wanted to come against the last Adam the same way he did against the first one.
- Jesus knew His confrontation with the devil would come
- Satan would not accept defeat without a fight.
Two weapons needed for victory in spiritual warfare…
- The of God.
- The of God.
Kingdom Authority changed hands once again, legally reverting its power back to all who are believers in Jesus Christ. What Adam legally lost, we have righteously regained in the incarnation and atonement of Jesus Christ.
“For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15: 21-22)
THE BATTLE CONTINUES
The first step to solving any problem involves the knees—knees bowed to the kingdom authority of Jesus.
Soldier and His Armor (Ephesians 6:10-20)
- The Belt of Truth—the believer’s .
- The Breastplate of Righteousness—the believer’s .
- The Shoes of Peace—the believer’s .
- The Shield of Faith—the believer’s .
- The Helmet of Salvation—the believer’s .
Now assume your position of power (v.14) “STAND THEREFORE”. Stand in victory already won.