Staff of Authority

     As born again believers we have all been given a staff of authority, a staff of faith to point and declare a thing done.  God has made us kings and priests and He has given us dominion over all the earth   He has given us the authority to exercise our faith, and by our faith and by His Word to speak over those things that have been under the influence of the kingdom of darkness and bring them out and into the Kingdom of light, of life and of truth.  And as we make love our greatest aim and we yield every area of our lives over to the Lord, over to the control and empowering of the Holy Spirit, that authority and power will increase in our lives.  We will become extensions of His very life, nature and love and nothing will be impossible, because "faith works by love" and "love never fails". 

     O Lord, we receive by faith this staff of authority to take possession and dominion of the kingdoms You have given us to rule and reign over, the kingdoms of our own body, our own family, our own neighborhood, our own work place, and even our own cities.  Lord, we submit our rulership and kingship to You, for You are Lord of Lords and King of Kings. We submit this rulership so that Your authority and power and wisdom would flow and rule through us, and that together we would rule and reign and govern the kingdom and territory that You have placed us each in.  Lord, You've made us kings and priests, and You've given us authority over all the powers of the enemy.  We ask You to strengthen us this day with fresh revelation and wisdom, with the power of Your Holy Spirit that we may walk in the power and authority that You've given us as we establish Your Lordship in our lives, and as we stand against the works of darkness.  

     Lord, we thank You that together in Christ, we are invading the kingdom of darkness with the power, authority and the light of Your Word.  We invade and take possession and ownership through Your name of these areas in our life, in our family, in our neighborhood and in our workplace, and we bring them under the control of the Holy Spirit.  We speak life, health and prosperity over them.  We speak peace, love, joy and blessing over them.  We take our position in Christ and rise up in who we are, and we declare that no longer will the enemy have his way, no longer will the enemy rob and steal from us, no longer will the enemy lie, manipulate and control us and our famlies and our cities.  We take a stand and we resist the devil and command him to leave in Jesus name. Infirmity, sickness and disease must bow to Your name and leave.  It has no place in our bodies and will not come near our dwelling place.  We are Your temple, Jesus, and You alone have entrance into our lives.  We declare poverty and lack bound and inoperable in our lives, and we release life, blessings and prosperity into our finances in Jesus name.

     We yield and surrender all, Lord, that You may come and bring Your Kingdom here into this earth.  "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, here on earth as it is in heaven."  Invade our lives and our cites with Your Kingdom, Jesus. Come through Your Holy Spirit.  We invite You to come and take Your place on the throne of our homes, of our churches, of our neighborhoods and our cities.  Come, Lord Jesus, come.  

      We praise You, Lord.  We exalt You.  We give You honor and glory for all that You are doing in our lives and in the earth right now.  It's a new day, Lord!  You're taking us into the Promised Land.  It's a new day!  It's a new land!  We're standing with You.  There's no turning back.  The old has gone and the new has come.  It's a new day, Lord.  It's a new day. Hallelujia!

    "New Day"
by: Alberto & Kimberly Rivera
Album:  Captured