Author: Creflo Dollar
Have you ever heard someone say, “Everything is going to be okay because God is in control?” Religious clichés such as this one sound great, but aren’t necessarily true if you don’t know the formula for getting God involved in certain situations. While God is sovereign, He needs the body of Christ to release His power through their words in order to change circumstances. By releasing the hand of God through prayer, you give Him liberty to start rearranging things.
Your authority as a Believer is in your mouth. God has always used His Word to bring about change in the earth. In 2 Chronicles 7:14,15 (The Amplified Bible) He says, “If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer offered in this place.” The nation of Israel needed healing. There were issues that needed to be dealt with, but God needed the people to call on Him.
Verse 15 says that God’s ears are attentive to the prayers that are offered to Him. When you seek God in prayer and invite Him into your situation, He will go to work on your behalf to do what needs to be done. Whether it relates to government, those in authority, current events that affect people on a global scale or your personal situation, you have the right to employ God’s supernatural power.
Please understand that God wants to get involved! He is not some impersonal being who may or may not answer prayer depending on how He feels. No, He is eager to help! But you have to do your part. In Isaiah 45:11 He says, “…Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.” Many people have never read that scripture before, and never knew they could actually command God to do anything. But when it concerns His children, or the “work of His hands,” He instructs us to command Him.
To command God simply means to commission, or assign Him to a particular situation. For example, you may have a family member who is suffering from a disease, or the enemy may be trying to attack you in some other area of your life such as your finances or your marriage. As a Christian, you have authority over Satan through the name and the blood of Jesus. You also have the right to commission God to release Himself into whatever situation you are facing right now.
As you meditate on these truths, your confidence in your authority will begin to increase and you’ll find yourself refusing to tolerate any kind of harassment from the devil. You don’t have to tolerate any situation with which he tries to oppress you. Instead of getting frustrated, release God’s hand into the situation in faith and watch things turn around.
The same is true when it comes to issues that are occurring on an international level. Jesus said that in the Last Days, wars and rumors of wars would abound, natural disasters would increase and trouble would be on the rise. The good news is that the body of Christ doesn’t have to sit back and become subject to any of these things. Pray, seek God and release His hand over your city, state and country; over your schools and over every issue that doesn’t line up with the Word of God. As Believers begin using their God–given authority to bring about change in the earth, the world will have no choice but to acknowledge God and turn to Him.
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