As you probably know, at times the Lord drops something into your spirit that comes out of your mouth that you have never said before. And when you say it, right away you think, Wow! That gave me some revelation. Well, that happened to me recently. The Word of the Lord rose up out of me as I was ministering on the phone to someone who needed prayer. So I wrote it down while it was still fresh in my mind to be able to share it with you.

“When you buy something on a credit card, you are sending money that is not yours to make the purchase. You have to pay it back. But when you use a debit card, you are sending your own money, that is already in your account. When you send My word to heal someone, it is like you using your debit card, for the power is already in your account. It’s yours. I gave it to you. Luke 10:19 says, 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. I’ve already given you the power, it’s in your account, you are simply spending what is yours, it’s not borrowed and you don’t have to pay it back again!”

There is an article you will enjoy about Luke 10:19 called “Power Over The Powers” on the Archives page of our website. You’ll be rejoicing after you realize what God has given us.

The Lord is encouraging us to USE the power and authority He has deposited in us. For many Christians, saying they have authority is going far enough. They walk around saying “I have authority, I have authority” but will never use it or put it to the test. I call that “burying your talent”. Jesus addressed that very problem in the parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30. Two were rewarded handsomely for faithful use of what was entrusted to them. The other one afterward wished he had used what his master had given him.
Mat 25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
Mat 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Mat 25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
Mat 25:17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
Mat 25:18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
Mat 25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
Mat 25:20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
Mat 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Mat 25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
Mat 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Mat 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewed:
Mat 25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Mat 25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed:
Mat 25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
Mat 25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. Mat 25:29 For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Mat 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Let someone show up at a meeting in a wheelchair, or some other obvious physical problem, and the Holy Spirit stirs inside and says, Take authority over that problem and set them free. Then “reality” sets in and says “You don’t really think you can change that, do you?”. And ninety nine times out of a hundred, the person with the ailment leaves the same way they came in. Did it ever occur to you that they might have come to your church or meeting to get set free from that wheelchair or other impediment?

 Or perhaps one will even dare to try to use their God-given authority, to no avail, because they weren’t convinced they had it in the first place. Still, the end result is the same, but with even more damage. Now, the person seeking healing is discouraged because for some reason they feel God didn’t want to heal them, and the person praying for them decides not to face that humiliation again and stops praying for the afflicted and sick. And you look at the scoreboard: Devil:1, God:0. Somehow, I don’t think that was God’s intent when He granted you authority. You don’t pray for someone in a wheelchair hoping they get up and walk. You use your authority in Christ Jesus and command them to rise and walk in Jesus’ name.
Now here’s wisdom. Remember, YOU are not going to heal anyone. However, Jesus healed all who came to Him seeking healing, using the authority granted Him by His Father. You, on the other hand, are an agent of the Father, that is, granted authority to act in His behalf according to His will. In other words, you have “power of attorney” to act in the grantor’s interest. You say, “That’s the clincher. How do I know it’s God’s will that so-and-so be healed? I mean, what if I pray for someone that it is not God’s will to heal? You know, I don’t want to be out of God’s will by praying for someone that God intends to stay sick. It could be embarrassing to pray for the wrong person to be healed, right?”

Well, God made it easy for you to know which person He wants to be healed. The instructions were short and to the point, straight from the mouth of Jesus himself. It is written in Matthew 10:8, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” Now, what’s so hard about that? What part of that don’t you understand? If they’re sick, heal them. If they have leprosy, cleanse them. If they’re dead, raise them. If they have a devil or devils, cast them out. Jesus didn’t put a limit on how many or where you had to be at to do it. His power is sufficient for as many as call on Him, whether it be for one, or a hundred billion. I can’t find anywhere in the scripture that Jesus had to “recharge” His anointing or wait and let it rebuild because He used it up. Jesus was kind of like “lunchmeat”….He was always ready… and you should be, too.

I’ve said all that to say this; God has given you His authority. He won’t come down here and smack you upside the head and make you use it. That’s your job. His job is to back up all you speak according to His will with action. Yes, I said “action”. God doesn’t expect us to go forth in “word only”, but in “power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit”. He is currently looking for people He can use here to get His heavenly will done on earth. Are you up to the task? He is inviting you to be His earthly mouth, eyes, ears, hands, and feet. Jesus was given all power and authority in heaven and earth. Then He said, I’m going back to my Father in heaven, and now you’re in charge. Be about the Father’s business till I return. Don’t worry about “overspending”. Your account is full to the point of you can’t exhaust or overtax it. Your cup “runneth over”. It says so in Psalm 23, remember?

Walk in purity before God, as Jesus did. Keep the main thing, the main thing, and that is to bring glory to your heavenly Father in all you say and do. Exercise your God-given authority. Remember, He didn’t give it to you to bury it and not use it. Expect miracles and awesome things to happen as God backs up that authority.

Then, look at the scoreboard again; Devil:0, God: WON!