Authority and Power

Part 4 of 5

Since the word of the king is authoritative, who will say to him, “What are you doing?” ECCLESIASTES 8:4 (NAS)

The third characteristic that will enable us to identify the “kings” that are coming will be power. The King James version of the above scripture reads, “the word of the king is with power…”

Certainly we know that kings speak with great authority; that is beyond question when it comes to the Lord Jesus. As the “King of kings,” Jesus spoke to the multitudes “as one having authority, and not as the scribes” (MATTHEW 7:29 NKJV).

Just as Jesus spoke with authority, I believe the “kings” that are coming will also speak with great authority. They will be godly ambassadors and divine dignitaries sent forth to speak to individuals, territories and nations on God’s behalf. Their speech will not be with the persuasive words of men’s wisdom, it will be accompanied by great demonstrations of God’s power (1 CORINTHIANS 2:4-5). The words of the kings that are coming will not only be authoritative, they will also be filled with God’s supernatural, life-changing power!

The Kingly Anointing Is Characterized By The “Power” Gifts

If the prophetic anointing is characterized by the “vocal” gifts, and the priestly anointing is characterized by the “knowledge” gifts, then the kingly anointing will be characterized by the three “power” gifts: the gift of faith, the gifts of healings, and the working of miracles (1 CORINTHIANS 12:9-10).

“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil” 1 JOHN 3:8

That’s the kingly ministry in action! Jesus cast out devils with great authority and power! In MATTHEW 8:16 we read, “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick…” Jesus did what? “Cast out the spirits with a word…” Now that’s the word of a King!

God’s Kings Are At War With The Devil!

In 1 SAMUEL 11, we see God’s Spirit of might and power come upon a natural king to overthrow his enemies. Beginning in verse one we read:

Now Nahash the Ammonite came up and besieged Jabesh-gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Make a covenant with us and we will serve you.” But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, “I will make it with you on this condition, that I will gouge out the right eye of every one of you, thus I will make it a reproach on all Israel.” The elders of Jabesh said to him, “Let us alone for seven days, that we may send messengers throughout the territory of Israel. Then, if there is no one to deliver us, we will come out to you.”Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and spoke these words in the hearing of the people, and all the people lifted up their voices and wept. Now behold, Saul was coming from the field behind the oxen, and he said, “What is the matter with the people that they weep?” So they related to him the words of the men of Jabesh. Then the Spirit of God came upon Saul mightily when he heard these words, and he became very angry. 1 SAMUEL 11:1-6 NAS

Notice that when King Saul heard the words of the enemy, the Spirit of God came upon him “mightily.” Also notice that King Saul became very angry!

You see my friends, the kingly anointing is at war with the devil! The kings that are coming will be mad at the devil! They will be anointed to utterly destroy the works of the enemy! Look what king Saul did next:

He took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the territory of Israel by the hand of messengers, saying, “Whoever does not come out after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen.” Then the dread of the Lord fell on the people, and they came out as one man. He numbered them in Bezek; and the sons of Israel were 300,000, and the men of Judah 30,000. They said to the messengers who had come, “Thus you shall say to the men of Jabesh-gilead, ‘Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you will have deliverance.’” So the messengers went and told the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.10 Then the men of Jabesh said, “Tomorrow we will come out to you, and you may do to us whatever seems good to you.” 11 The next morning Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the camp at the morning watch and struck down the Ammonites until the heat of the day. Those who survived were scattered, so that no two of them were left together. 12 Then the people said to Samuel, “Who is he that said, ‘Shall Saul reign over us?’ Bring the men, that we may put them to death.” 1 SAMUEL 11:7-12 NAS

Saul’s kingly anointing was recognized and established by his ability to lead God’s people into battle and utterly destroy the works of the enemy. That takes power! The kingly anointing is an anointing of power. When a king speaks it’s done—the sick are healed, mountains are moved, demons are cast out, debt is reduced, special miracles take place, and finances come in! Jesus is restoring this anointing of power to His Church! The anointing of God will come mightily on God’s kings in these last days and they will begin to assault the gates of hell! Through this powerful anointing, God’s kings will utterly destroy the works of the devil in the lives of individuals as well as in territories and nations! Get ready folks, the mighty power of God is about to come to the Church once again!

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