Recently I had the opportunity to give my son the rite of passage, from a boy into manhood. I gave him the authority to stand up and be the man he was raised to be. The man that God has called him to be. I soon realized that God is telling us, the born-again believer the same thing.
He is saying to us “it is time to STAND-UP!!” Creflo Dollar said something that really touch me, he said: “It is time we started acting like sons of God.” This is a rite of passage. For the sons (and daughters) of God to be sons of God. It is time we stop allowing the devil to run us ragged.
It is time that we stop being afraid of doing what God has told us to do. Where is the fear that was present in the Apostles’ day (in the church and out)? When you step outside you door, deamons should tremble. Where is the power that we have the right to, but have not taken the authority of. You shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you, Acts 1. Power to deny your flesh, power to love your enemies, power to tread on serpents, power to subdue the enemy in-a-me, power to lay hands on yourself, and be healed.
The Lord is waiting for us to STAND UP! To subdue nations, principalities, and to defeat strong hold. This is not for a select group, but for everyone that names the Lord as their savior.
Take back the authority that God has given you through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you have not submitted yourself under the authority of the Holy Ghost do so now. Then and only then will the power lying dorment within you come alive. STAND-UP in Jesus’ name!