Our Position – Authority is Ours
Published by Deborah Negron
The meaning of Language and usage of specific positions and forms….
Capitalization of letters are used to identify and give specific effects to words or names. This being understood.
I noticed something I had never noted before regarding the chapter of Mathew
4. As I looked at this chapter just this very morning the Lord led me to consider the effect of capitalization and lower case letters within this chapter.
Amazing! I had never looked at this before.
All of the capitalized references were in reference to God. The usage of this was evident in Spirit (meaning the Spirit of God)
And in Jesus The name of the Lord). Call me crazy but check it out….
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. 5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Jesus was led by the Spirit to the wilderness.
He was led….
We too are sometimes led to the wilderness. We are tried in the wilderness. We are met with difficulties and decisins we must make. We must choose whom we will serve in the wildreness. We are led to laces where the rubber meets the road.
But rest assured it is of God we are tested. We are nt under the control of the enemy. He only is allowed a time to sift us.
In the valley of despair Gd is present. In the midst of the storm our God is present. He is omnipresent. He alone is omniscient, all knowing. Scripture tells us in Romans 8, that all things work together for our good. God utilizes even the enemy to cause us t be shapen and mlded. The enemy is only a tol. He is not all powerful. He is not a cmparable adversary to Christ. He has already been defeated.
But getting back to the capitalization of words…
When in this chapter a reference is made of the ‘devil’ it does not begin in capitalizatin of the letter d.
I started to think…
God alone is the authority. He alone has the defined position of sovereignty in our lives. God is Lord of all!
The only time Jesus calls the devil with the name Satan, is when he is rebuking him and says to him, ” Get thee behind me, Satan. Using behind as being a positional word, behind! Behind…meaning Christ Jesus is Before, in front of, ahead of.
Jesus Christ has authority to give and to name and to rebuke and to declare the word of the Father. Then quotes, Declares in authority,
” thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and only Him shalt thou serve.”
Jesus declares His position as Lord.
Then He declares the Word of the scriptures… Christ is all knowing, all powerful and He is the Word of God made flesh.
Did you see it? This is an occasion for the saints of God to be rejoicing.
We have been given the authority of heaven. We have the power of God’s Word to declare truth, life and power to live free of fear.
Let not sin over power you. Let not fears control your decisions. Draw from the power Christ Jesus has given us and be able to stand and flee from temptation by finding your refuge in God’s word.
I pray this encourages you today. We can do all things through Christ who gives us the wherewithal to stand.