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Praying with Authority

By Jay Comiskey
Staff Writer

We must always pray with the authority and power that was given to us by Jesus Christ because of His victory on the Cross.

CBN.comAll victory on earth flows from the finished work of Calvary. Our intercession is enforcing the dominion and rule of Jesus Christ as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The enemy was defeated at the Cross. We enforce his defeat through prayer, like a police officer enforcing the laws of a state. It is our high calling as Christians to pray with the authority of our King, Jesus Christ.

Key Scriptures to remember, pray, and proclaim:

  1. "The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy the works of the devil" (1 John 3:8).

  2. "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth" (Matthew 28:18).

  3. "In this way, God disarmed the evil rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross of Christ" (Colossians 2:15, NLT).
  4. "He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross and marched them naked through the streets" (Colossians 2:15, The Message).

  5. "Behold, I have given you authority to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you" (Luke 10: 19).

  6. "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven" (Matthew 18:18-19).

  7. "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him" (1 John 5: 14-15).

  8. "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours" (Mark 11:24).

Counseling Referrals

The 700 Club Prayer Center brings your concerns to God in prayer. If you need ongoing support, we encourage you to contact the pastor of your local church. If you don't belong to a local church, please check out our church finder.

With the guidance of your pastor, you might also consider seeking professional Christian counseling. You can also read a helpful article about Choosing a Christian Counselor.

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