God Given Authority

“Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 18:18).

Jesus taught his disciples and left for us an example, regarding the power and authority that we have on earth. We possess power over principalities and powers. We need to use this God given authority to place everything contrary to the will and purpose of God into subjection under our feet. We have been sent into the world to establish the kingdom of God and to have dominion. There are angels assigned to assist us in our work and there are also demons, principalities and powers working to frustrate the plan that God has assigned us to.

We cannot accept being frustrated, beat down, held up, prosecuted and worn out by the enemy. The alternative is to identify the spirits working to frustrate the plan of God in our lives. We then arise in our God given authority, bind every contrary spirit and release the power of God to operate. Remaining immature and ignorant of the devices of the enemy is not an option. The Devil will work through people who make themselves available, including people who are believers. Our battle is not with people as we do not wrestle against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12).

What is at war against us are the principalities, powers and spirits operating within the world. We ask the Holy Spirit to help us identify the spirits operating against us and then we take authority. The enemy can employ agents to operate in the spirit of envy and jealousy, for example. This can at times cause someone to start operating in a negative way towards us, which can cause us unnecessary stress. We arise and come against every spirit of envy and jealousy and release the peace of God over that person. In that way, we resist the devil and take away his permission to operate and to continue to frustrate our purpose.

Make sure that you wear your full armour to cover and protect yourself. “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭11‬). When we go the the enemy’s camp, we have to ensure that we do not have any open doors to allow him access to us. In this week recognise the power that you have been given and use your God given power and authority. With God on our side, we will win this battle and claim victory through Jesus Christ.


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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January 31, 2023

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