Yom Kippur =Atonement
Atonement =Ability & Authority
“And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.” Matthew 10:1
The celebration of Yom Kippur concludes tonight at sundown. Our Jewish brothers and sisters recognize this time as a period of Atonement which began on Rosh Hashanah; continued through the 10 Days of Awe, and now concludes. We believe that Jesus Christ is our “Messiah”. We know that His blood has made an atonement for our every need…past, present and future! Therefore, we can on this day thank God for the atoning blood of Jesus that is perpetual. We can be grateful that we have been atoned. Christ will never have to return to the cross again. His sacrifice, His blood sacrifice has paid our sin debt. We therefore have the ability and the authority to walk in an At One (ATONE) state with God our Father! Hallelujah! Thank you Lord, for the ATONING power that your Son, Jesus Christ has purchased for us!
In the book of Matthew chapter 10 we can read a recorded account concerning the instructions that Jesus relayed to His disciples. He informed them that He had given unto them the two key components which would be essential for the success of their journey as His disciples.
The power that was given to them as His disciples has not diminished. We still have that power today to accomplish every task that is mentioned. The Greek word for power that is used here implies the fact that we have been given the strength… as well as the permission to assist this chaotic world in their quest to fulfill every void in their lives.
We must always remain cognizant of the facts that are stated in this chapter. It is not by the coincidence that one may have within themselves that gives to us the power against unclean spirits. Today, many of these spirits which were previously working “behind the scenes” are now boldly and openly displaying their presence. Yet because of the atoning power of the blood of Jesus, we have already been given the ability and the authority. we have the Ability and Authority to; eradicate, destroy and to totally dismantle these spirits from wherever they decide to make their abode. However, because we, the body of Christ, have failed to properly apply our power, the world is now reaping the consequences of the same.
Therefore we must be more determined to use the power that has already been given to us. We must personally decree and affirm who and whose we are. It is imperative that I remain cognizant of the fact that: It is because of the ability and authority that I already possess (because of the indwelling presence of the Holy Ghost) that I can be used by the Lord. I must be that disciple who will decree and declare that:
- I will not conform to this world’s standards, policies and mindsets. (Romans 12:1 & 2)
- I will not become over whelmed as I labor for the Lord. (Galatians 6:9)
- I will not permit the advancement of the wicked to sway my decisions (Psalm 37:1)
- I will stand & praise the Lord in the midst of every situation - positive or negative (Ps. 34:1)
- I will remain faithful in the giving of my: gifts, assets and time. (Revelation 2:10)
- I will encourage myself; not lean to what I think; and daily enforce God’s plan for my life. (I Samuel 30; Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalm 61:8)
- I will, with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, stand steadfast unmovable always abounding in the work of the Lord. (I Corinthians 15:58)
So…. Let’s walk in the Confidence and in the Conviction of the Lord…… because of our state of ATONEMENT…. we have already been given the Ability and His Authority!
Yours in Kingdom Power & Authority,
Apostle Claudia Boatwright