Hello all! Fall is definitely in the air. Football season has begun, school has started, and the cool breezes of fall have begun to blow. It is so exciting to see the season's change. However, as I celebrate a new season I am reminded that we serve a God that does NOT change. Isn't that awesome? He remains the same forever. This thought brought me to today's encouragement. Jesus gave His follower's authority because He was leaving to go back to heaven. Therefore, as follower's of Jesus Christ, we too have authority!

"Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases." ~Luke 9:1 NKJV

The definition of authority can be defined as: the right to control, command, or determine. Therefore, YOU have the power of Jesus Christ in you to have authority in this world! You have the power to control, command, and determine challenges thrown your way by the enemy! The only thing that limits your authority is the level of your faith. Faith allows us to access our authority through the blood of Jesus Christ!

My challenge for you is this: claim YOUR authority in Christ today! Take control of your life right now! Command the enemy to flee from your life. Determine that you will be victorious through Christ and the power and the authority that He has given to you. Do NOT cower to the enemy's darts of evil. Stand strong and in great belief and faith that you have the authority to command the enemy to leave your life. God promises us that He will deliver us from evil. So declare today that you have authority over the enemy and stand in the victory that was given to you by the death of Jesus on the cross!

I love each of you! Livin' Lively, Laine