David L. Olson

The Two Forces of Heaven, part 5

The Two Forces of Heaven, part 5

In war, power displaces while authority replaces. This is also true of spiritual warfare on an individual, corporate and even regional level. The power of God displaces the enemy for a season, but what keeps him out of a heart, relationship or region is renewed obedience to God’s authority.

The Two Forces of Heaven, part 3

The Two Forces of Heaven, part 3

Jesus is a phenomenal leader. As such, He is not a micromanager. With responsibility, He delegates the authority to accomplish it. Whenever He calls us to do something, He makes sure we have what it takes to succeed in it.Furthermore, because we represent Him in our calling, He guarantees the backing of Heaven. This is authority.

The Two Forces of Heaven, part 2

The Two Forces of Heaven, part 2

It is an awesome thing be empowered and authorized by God. But, before we can be the conduits of God’s power and authority, we must be the recipients. As a recipient, power is experienced and authority submitted to. Only this can qualify us to become conduits of the same.

The Two Forces of Heaven

The Two Forces of Heaven

Power and authority can be readily illustrated by two elements of a policeman’s equipment. An officer’s gun gives him power. It provides the force to stop a criminal in his tracks. But he also has a badge; it represents his authority. It authorizes him to use the power in his holster.

Leveraging Our Royal Position

Leveraging Our Royal Position

The Kingdom of God is a very unique kingdom. It was the way that God intended for kingdoms to operate. The primary ruling principle, the social fabric, of God's Kingdom is this: He blesses some in order to bless the whole. We see this in His promise to Abraham: I will bless you to be a blessing to the nations of the earth. This is the way of God.