So, what does it truly mean to be a son or daughter of God and have authority as such? Let’s start from the beginning.
John 1:1 & 14, says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”.
Verse 1 of the above Scriptures says “the Word was God”, which means the Word of God is God Himself. It was mentioned in verse 14 that the Word was made flesh and dwelled among us, full of grace and truth. The Word that was made flesh and dwelled among us is Jesus, God Himself, so that man can behold Him in flesh and His glory.
Now the same chapter in verse 10-12 we learn even more about our authority, “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name (John 1:10-12)”.
The above Scriptures reveal that Jesus was in the Word in human flesh and the world He created did not know Him and was rejected.
Verse 12 confirmes that as many that receive and believe in Christ Jesus (the Word of God) have been given the power to become the children of God. This gave birth to the offsprings of the Word of God, which is anyone that has received and believe in Jesus Christ: and God does not have grandchildren.
The kind of birth referred to here was made clear in same John chapter 1 in verse 13: it says, “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God”. What this verse says literally is, we cannot be saved just because our parents are saved or by natural descent; “Which were born, not of blood”, we cannot save ourselves; “Nor of the will of the flesh”, we cannot be saved by anyone; “Nor of the will of man”, and finally we can only be saved by being born of God, “but of God”.
Our birth by God was also confirmed in 1 John 5:1 which says, “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God”. For clarity, to be born of God is the same as to be born again through Jesus Christ (the Word of God) that lives and abides forever. I Peter 1:23 says, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever”.
Your authority as a son or daughter
There are so many verses in the Bible that confirm the authority given to whosoever receives and believes in the Lord Jesus Christ but just some are referenced in this article.
Jesus said in John 15:7, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you”. If you have received Jesus Christ and His words dwell in you and you know how to rightfully apply the word without a doubt: whatever you ask shall be done unto you.
Exodus 7:1 says, “And the LORD said unto Moses, See I have made thee a god to Pharaoh”.
Moses as a mouthpiece
Moses was the servant of God chosen to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, he was bringing instructions and messages from God to the people of God, so the words of God were with him. God Himself made himself known through Moses to Pharaoh, giving commands and instructions. Pharaoh in the spiritual sense represent whatsoever is attacking or sitting upon the peace of the children of God, so since God chose Moses to carry His words to Pharaoh and to command and instruct Pharaoh to let the people of God out of the land of Egypt so they may serve the Lord their God.
You also have the word of God, power and the authority to speak life over your finances, health, family, marriage, career, relationship, etc., speaking boldly and issue a command in the name of Jesus.
Remember what the scriptures below says
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth (Philippians 2:10)
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it (John 14:13-14)
Behold, I have given 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 (Luke 10:19)
Devils were cast out through His name (see Luke 10:17)
Healing took place in His name (see Acts 3:6-7)
See Mark 16:17-18 also for healing and casting out devils in His name.
- I receive the grace to live a life pleasing and worthy unto the Lord
- Father, show me the authority I carry as your precious child
- Every infirmity in my body, depart now, in the name of Jesus
- I receive wisdom to prosper in all that I do, in the name of Jesus
- It is well with me and all that concerns me, in Jesus name