GOD USES OUR ENEMIES FOR US TO BECOME SKILLFUL:
Judges 3:1-2 (NKJV)
Now these are the nations which the Lord left, that He might test Israel by them, that is, all who had not known any of the wars in Canaan 2 (this was only so that the generations of the children of Israel might be taught to know war, at least those who had not formerly known it),
AUTHORITY TO BIND AND LOSE:
Matthew 18:18 (AMPC)
Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven.
1. Forbid: To hinder or prevent as if by an effectual command
2. Declare: To make known formally, officially, or explicitly, b: To make known as a determination
3. Permit: To give leave, to authorize: b: To give an opportunity, To allow
JESUS COMMANDS A WOMAN TO BE LOOSED FROM HER INFIRMITY:
Luke 13:11-13 (NKJV)
And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity. And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
I’M SUBJECT DAILY TO AUTHORITY MY SERVANT SUBJECT TO MY AUTHORITY:
Luke 7:8 (AMPC)
For I also am a man [daily] subject to authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my bond servant, Do this, and he does.
ONLY ANY AUTHORITY CAN GIVE AUTHORITY:
Luke 10:19 (AMPC)
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.