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The Believer's Authority

This web page is to some extent a very condensed and modified adaptation of a book entitled "The Believer's Authority" written by Kenneth E. Hagin [KEH] in 1967, and added to in 1984.  The complete book is available from

Do we, as believers, have spiritual authority on this earth, that we're not using?

( believers:  members of the body of Christ, aka members of the congregation of Jesus Christ )

Are we as believers, doing the work that God intended for us to do?

What is Satan's role in the Universe ?

First, let's examine the role, that God has permitted, for Satan to play in the universe.

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren [believers, Christ's congregation], be strong in the Lord [not in ourselves], and in the power of his [the Lord's, not our] might.

Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Eph 6:12  For we [believers] wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

What provisions has God made for Believers to overcome Satan ?
God has given Believers authority (through Christ),
that Believers can exercise, to prevail over Satan !

 Luk 10:17  And the seventy [70] returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

Luk 10:18  And he [Jesus] said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Luk 10:19  Behold, I [Jesus] give unto you power [authority, #1849] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [authority, #1849] over all the power [#1411] of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

[ Note that the authority to tread on serpents and scorpions refers to treading on Satan: demons, evil spirits, and all of Satan's cohorts.  Remember how the serpent led Adam and Eve astray in Gen 3:1-15. ]

[ Note that Jesus does not say here that we are to pray to God or to Jesus, for either of them to exercise this authority for us.  Rather, Jesus says He has given us authority over all the power of the enemy [ to be exercised by us in Jesus' name (through Christ) using God's power ].  Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, Satan and all of his cohorts understand this.  All that remains is for us, as members of the body of Christ, aka Christ's congregation, to understand this, and to exercise this gift of authority over all the power of the enemy. ]

 Joh 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Joh 14:12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me [Jesus], the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Joh 14:13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my [Jesus'] name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Joh 14:14  If ye shall ask any thing in my [Jesus'] name, I will do it.

Joh 14:15  If ye love me [Jesus], keep my commandments.

[ For more on Jesus' "my commandments", see Keep " The 8 Commandments" of the New Covenant ]

Steps that we can take, as Believers,
to fully exercise our authority (through Christ),  to prevail over Satan !

Begin by reading the first three chapters of Ephesians, over and over again for several days.  Eph 1, Eph 2, Eph 3.

The Prayers of Paul

Say the following 2 prayers over and over again, for yourself, and for others you are praying for.

Whenever you see { me, _____ } ,  insert "me" if you are praying this prayer for yourself, or insert the  name  of the person you are praying this prayer for in the blank _____.

Prayer #1:  Ephesians 1:16-20

Prayer #2:  Ephesians 3:14-19 KEH quote:  "The turning point in my life came when I prayed these prayers for myself more than a thousand times."

Praying the prayers above twice a day for others, may begin to produce results in as few as 10 days.

KEH quote:  "It was surprising how fast my kinfolks changed once I started praying for them scripturally.  (I had been praying for some of them for years with no results.)"

Risen With Christ

Christ is the Head of the body of Christ, the body being Christ's congregation.

Col 1:15  [Christ] Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Col 1:16  For by him [Christ] were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Col 1:17  And he [Christ] is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Col 1:18  And he [Christ] is the head of the body, the church [ congregation ]: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Col 1:19  For it pleased the Father that in him [Christ] should all fulness dwell;

Col 1:20  And [Christ], having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

The Keys of Authority

The Bible says Satan had the power of death, but Jesus conquered him.

Rev 1:18  I [Jesus Christ] am he that liveth [2,000 years ago], and was dead [crucified]; and, behold, I am alive [resurrected] for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

These are the keys of authority.

KEH quote:  "We must remember that physical death is not of God; it is of the enemy."  Therefore, "death is still an enemy.  The Bible says it is the last enemy that will be put underfoot."  So, until believers are raptured before Christ's return at Armageddon, "we have only a limited power over death."

KEH quote:  "When you get out beyond the written Word of God, you're getting out too far.  Stay with the Word."  "Don't put the Spirit above the Word.  Put the Word first and the Spirit second, and you'll be safe."

The Weapons of Our Warfare
How to Remain Undefeated
Authority Over Demon Spirits, Not Humen Wills
Religious Spirits
Free Will Prevails
Breaking the Devils' Power
Why People Lose Their Healing
Casting out Demons
 Oppression vs. Possession
A Body that is oppressed by a demon
A Body that is possessed by a demon

Take athority over Spirits

The Bible tells us to rebuke the enemy ourselves.

The Spirit of Fear

The Bible calls fear a spirit that is not of/from God.

Jam 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
The Spirit of Doubt

Jam 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Those who oppose the truth, say:(pg 75)

Healing the Sick