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Before Jesus left the earth, He made this powerful statement:
I assure you...if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.
(John 14:12 AMP)
To the natural mind, this seems far-fetched. You may think, I'm just a simple human being. Jesus really didn't mean what He said. However, believers can do what Jesus did and greater.

We must believe every word that Jesus spoke concerning our rights and privileges as children of God. We are the righteousness of God! We're believers not doubters.

Jesus gave us the authority to do great things in His name, in His awesome ability (John 14:13-14). On our own, we are nothing! But according to Philippians 4:13, we can do all things through Him!

This has to be your attitude if you ever expect to do what Jesus did. Throughout the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), we discover that Jesus healed the sick, cast out devils and more.

When was the last time you prayed for others to receive deliverance from sickness and demonic oppression? Perhaps God prompted you to do so in times past but you were reluctant. Most of us have been there. At times we have allowed fear to get the best of us.

Light-Switch Faith
As children of God, we must have the courage to follow in Jesus' footsteps. He instructed us to imitate Him as He imitated the Father and empowered us to do so. He said:
Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.
(Luke 10:19 AMP)
Our righteousness gives us the right to exercise our authority over Satan's works. Like Jesus, we have the authority to do good to all those who are oppressed of the devil (Acts 10:38).

We, too, can lay hands on the sick and see them recover; cast out devils and help God's people live free from bondage to Satan. But it starts by exercising what I call "light-switch faith."

What do you expect to happen when you turn on a light switch? You expect the lights to immediately come on, right?

The same is true with living by faith in God's Word. You must believe that you can do what it says you can do. Light-switch faith says, "I believe that when I lay hands on the sick, they will recover. Demons will leave when I command them to because God's Word says that I have the authority. That settles it! Get back Satan!"

Jesus said that casting out devils would be a sign of our authority as believers (Mark 16:17). No sickness, disease or demon can stand up against God's power at work in and through a believer. These spiritual forces know that we possess God's power over them. However, they'll make every attempt to convince us otherwise.

We are equipped with the Word of God, the name and blood of Jesus and the power of our words spoken in faith. Demons have to flee when we utilize these weapons in our spiritual warfare against them (Eph. 6:10-12). Therefore, let's exercise our God-given authority and help God's people live a victorious life!

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Author Biography

Creflo A. Dollar
Web site: World Changers Ministries
 
Creflo Dollar is the founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI) in College Park, Georgia; World Changers Church-New York; and a host of fellowship churches throughout the United States and internationally. WCCI also has offices in Australia (serving the Asia-Pacific region), South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and the Ukraine.
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