The Greatest Authority
Cal Pierce, Director
On August 19th I had the privilege of releasing a new message at Bethel Church in Redding, California. I have felt for some time that the Holy Spirit was preparing us for another level of authority.
This level of authority will take a total renovation of the mind. In Romans 12:2 we are told to not be conformed to the world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. A renewed mind is the mind of Christ. A renewed mind will not think the way it used to. We are transformed with the mind of Christ. We then think according to heaven and are no longer conformed to earth. We can't wrap our mind around something that it hasn't been renewed to.
The mind of Christ will tell us the will of God is that the Body of Christ is not supposed to be sick. The whole purpose of receiving a healing is to be healed. God's purpose of sending Jesus as our healer is to have a body with no sickness in it. In Mark 16: 15-18 it says,
"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who have believed; in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
It's interesting to note that this commission was not to the church, but to the lost. The lost need a sign, not the believer. The believer already has signs accompanying them. The church didn't need a sign because the church was not supposed to be sick in the first place. Jesus redeemed His church from sickness. In Hebrews 2:4 we are told,
"God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will."
How can we be sick, if God is with us and we have signs, wonders, and miracles flowing through us by the Holy Spirit? If God is light and there is no darkness in Him and He is in us, then we should have no darkness or sickness.
It is the renewing of the mind to this revelation that will cause us to move up into a greater realm of authority. A renewed mind will allow the Holy Spirit to release the power in a believer to extinguish every fiery dart of sickness. We are told in Romans 6:12 to not let sin reign in our mortal body. Our mortal body is the house of the Holy Spirit and the body of Christ. It has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus. It is God's will that His body is healthy. We can only achieve this by partnering with the Holy Spirit and contending for our health.
The greatest authority a believer can walk in is when they remove sickness from their body and walk in the truth that sickness doesn't have authority over us. We have authority over it because greater is He who is in us than he who is coming against us. Without this revelation we have been conformed to the world's order of things and have embraced sickness through lack of Knowledge that wants to destroy us. In 1 Peter 1:13 we are encouraged to:
"Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ"
This tells us to fix our hope completely on the revelation of what Jesus has made available to us. Our mind must be renewed and set to action so that we can benefit from what has been brought to us as the body of Christ. Truth cannot set us free unless the Word that we read becomes the Word that we live.