Intro to Spiritual Authority

There is no authority except that which comes from God.

Jesus Christ is the head over all rule and authority. Col 2:9-10 Eph 1:18-23 Matt 28:18 Luke 10:22 1 Cor 15:24-28

Because He has all rule and authority, Jesus can give it to whomever He desires.

When God calls people to do His works, regardless of the works, He empowers them to carry out what He has called them to do.

He gives us dunamis (power, ability) and exousia (permission, legal right, authority, jurisdiction) to do what He tells us to do.

Jesus gave His disciples power and authority to do His work. Luke 9:1

And so it is today...He gives His disciples power and authority to do His work.

Every believer has some degree of spiritual authority depending on their maturity, function, or sphere of influence.