(Exercise Authority Over Your Body)
TO THE BIBLE: Luke 10:19
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
As a child of God, your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost and the Spirit of God dwells in you (1 Corinthians 6:19). This means your body is not yours; it belongs to God.
However, He has made you the caretaker of your body, so He expects you to keep watch over it, maintain it in a healthy condition, and decide what to allow or disallow from it. This is the reason you must learn to exercise authority over your body by rejecting sickness, disease and infirmity.
Sometimes, Christians unwittingly and ignorantly make the wrong confessions over their bodies. For instance, someone says, “Oh, I have this growth on my shoulder” or “I always wake up with headaches.”
When people talk this way, they’re actually nursing and pampering sickness in their bodies without realising it. You ought to exercise your God-given authority and say, “In the Name of Jesus, I refuse to accommodate headaches.” Say, “I cut out this growth from my body in Jesus’ Name!”
Remember, Jesus said, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19).
This should let you know that you’re not ordinary; refuse to be infected by any sickness, disease, or infirmity.
When sickness tries to fasten itself to your body, reject it. Tell your body how it should feel, and don’t accommodate sickness; cut it out with the Word of God! Tell your body what to do, and it will respond.
Don’t say, “I’ve got allergies.” Rather take charge of your body’s responses; use your tongue to control every situation. Say, “In the Name of Jesus, I refuse to accommodate negative reactions in my body,” and your body will comply with your words.
Matthew 10:5-8; Mark 11:23
My body is the temple of the Holy Ghost; every fibre of my being—from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet—is vitalised by the Spirit of God. The life of God in me destroys sickness, disease and infirmity; therefore I’m “uninfectable.” Hallelujah!
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 4:32-5:1-11, 2 Chronicles 20-22
Luke 1:39-56, Deuteronomy 12
Keep your body in subjection to the Word of God, and refuse to give satan any foothold in your physical body.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
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