In my quiet time with the Lord, I wept about a dear close loved one that had recently past away. He said to me, I will show you paradise and how heaven operates, if you will trust me. I said I trust you Lord, and that is when He referenced Isaiah 22:22, “my hand is on your right shoulder.” I realized that I have the authority of God in my life.

Note: This blog post is part of the Encounter God’s presence devotional. Check it out below:

Phases-Encounter God’s presence:

Authority of God Scripture

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Matthew 28:18

God has the highest authority- above kingdoms on this earth and in the heavens. God is the ruler of all and has the final authority. When God speaks, His word does not come back to Him void because in Him He is all sufficient in power. He is fully complete in majesty and in strength.

God is powerful!

Walking in the Power of God

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

Do you want to walk in the power of God? It is simple- be vulnerable with the Lord about your weaknesses. God gives you the permission to share your fears, doubts, and concerns with Him. Being a christian does not mean that you will not have moments when you will go back to the old patterns of negative thinking.

Walking in the power of God is all about confessing your hurts and burdens to the Lord. He will give you grace to overcome the very thing that is holding you back from experiencing true joy and peace in your soul. When you lay it before God’s feet, you gain authority over it as a kingdom over-comer.

Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.

Genesis 2:25

Vulnerability is being naked before God like Adam and Eve. You are able to show case the naked parts of your soul before the Lord without the fear of judgement. You can come boldly before the Lord with no shame for He makes you clean, whole, and complete in His presence.

Read related post: Eve in the Bible: Mother of Life

Authority of God

I remember being so fearful about disappointing God with my sexual trauma. I feared not being in control of my thoughts and how my body reacted to certain triggers. When I told him my fears, He responded with “rest.” He wasn’t disappointed in me. He reminded me that He is my father and I am His daughter.

The love of the Father will never leave me. It is here to stay forever.

Related post on rest: How to Encounter God’s Presence Now: Devotional (Part 4)

Kingship Authority- The Mysteries of God

It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.

Proverbs 25:2

God will hide the revelation of his word in His presence so that you can search Him out. He calls those that are His lovers “kings” and royal priests through the resurrection power of Jesus Christ and His blood. God is a loving King that wants to give you the keys to His Kingdom ( God’s eternal garden- Eden) and His government.

Keys to the Kingdom of God

The keys is a symbol to God’s ruling power and authority. The keys can unlock God’s agenda in heaven and on the earth. As a king you are to rule with God’s power residing inside of you and to use the authority of God’s word. You are to bind ( what is forbidden in heaven) and to loose ( release on earth) what is being released from heaven.

Exercise your faith dear one! Partner with the word of God and release God’s will on this earth. When it comes to your children in school, release divine protection, peace in the classroom, and the ability to learn with God’s grace.

The more you practice the presence of God, the more that God will speak to you in mysteries to search for the hidden meanings in His word.

For several months, I kept seeing the number 22 after the hour. This happened daily. Then recently, God revealed to me in a vision, that He was placing his hand on my right shoulder. The number 22 was God’s way of communicating to me that I have kingship authority and like Isaiah 22:22, he placed on my shoulder the keys to the house of David; what I open no one can shut, and what I shut no one can open!

Activation Exercise

Ask the Lord to show you how to use your kingship authority here on earth. The Lord has given you a mandate and a purpose to fulfill in His name. Through His resurrection power, He will give you boldness and power to walk over serpents and dismantle the works of the enemy.

Read Part 5- Die to Yourself- The Great Transition Here

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