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Getting Your Authority Back Part #1-Authority Lost 5-31-09

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Getting Your Authority Back:

Part #1:  Authority Lost

5-31-09

What this isn’t

·                    Not authority teaching about man’s  authority over man

·                    Nor church authority and government

What I want to talk about:  How GOD imparts HIS Authority into Mankind

·                    How it works

·                    How we lost it

·                    And how He wants to give it BACK to us

Gen 1

·                    Journey of Authority is a MAJOR theme throughout the Bible

FIRST moment see concept of Man in authority and we see

Authority is a Gift Given To Man

·                    Genesis– Man created

·                    Genesis 1:

26          Then God said, “Let aUs make bman in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them crule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the 1sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” [1]

7287 רָדָה, רָדָה [radah /raw·daw/] v. A primitive root; TWOT 2121, 2122; GK 8097 and 8098; 27 occurrences; AV translates as “rule” 13 times, “dominion” nine times, “take” twice, “prevaileth” once, “reign” once, and “ruler” once. 1 to rule, have dominion, dominate, tread down. 1a (Qal) to have dominion, rule, subjugate. 1b (Hiphil) to cause to dominate. 2 to scrape out. 2a (Qal) to scrape, scrape out.

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Imagine Freedom of Adam and Eve—before sin

·                    Hard to imagine—no sin—no limits

·                    No authority challenged—no warfare—no battle

·                    Wisdom—mind like computer—name every creature

·                    Peace—develop

There’s something in our NATURE designed to RULE

·                    Have authority in our life

·                    In passage—see animals, birds, ALL THE EARTH

·                    Rule/authority in all of their lives

Develop

·                    One of the reasons the American dream so powerful

·                    Tapped into a lost truth—self-determination

·                    Reflected Free will

When I say called to rule/authority NOT saying—all kings

·                    But we are called to lead in our lives

·                    God designed us with a place to have INFLUENCE/authority

·                    We ALL are meant to operate in our SPHERE of authority

When God’s authority operating in your life

·                    Freedom to be alive in His purpose for your life

·                    Free to serve

·                    Dream—create WITHOUT limitations!!

·                    Lead

·                    Influence

·                    Strength in life

·                    Not swayed by things around you

·                    SET pace

·                    Peer pressure

o       Create your OWN peer pressure (Kit’s daughter)

·                    World system pressure

Living God’s authority flowing in life

·                    Gift to man

Authority is a gift from God

·                    Man still carries gift

·                    Gifts and callings without repentance

·                    Man has abused Gift—how many know???

·                    But when RIGHTLY aligned—POWERFUL/wonderful gift

·                    Peace—strength

In order for it to operate most healthy

·                    Proper

·                    Need to be living life UNDER His authority

·                    Define

When living under His rule

When you move OUT from authority in life

·                    Gets us in BIG TIME trouble

In fact, gonna see that in Chapter 3

7287 רָדָה, רָדָה [radah /raw·daw/] v. A primitive root; TWOT 2121, 2122; GK 8097 and 8098; 27 occurrences; AV translates as “rule” 13 times, “dominion” nine times, “take” twice, “prevaileth” once, “reign” once, and “ruler” once. 1 to rule, have dominion, dominate, tread down. 1a (Qal) to have dominion, rule, subjugate. 1b (Hiphil) to cause to dominate. 2 to scrape out. 2a (Qal) to scrape, scrape out

This verbal root is found in later Semitic dialects (but not Ugaritic). It occurs in two senses. One is cognate to Akkadian radu although the Hebrew root developed the specialized meaning “to tread” and is used in the Qal stem in this sense only once (Joel 4:13), “Come! Tread! for the winepress is full, the vats are overflowing.” The second meaning is “to rule” and is used some twenty-two times in the ot, occurring in every section and type of context. The initial usage appears in Gen 1:28, “And let them rule over the fish of the sea.” (The allusion to this verse in Ps 8:6 [H 7] uses māšal.)[3]

What I want us to see here: 

·                    God still has a plan for man to walk in authority

·                    It’s a GOOD plan!!

o       In your DNA—God’s design

o       Choice—self-decision

Enemy’s scheme

·                    Skew that into PRIDE/rebellion

o       Out from UNDER cover

·                    Block the freedom—frustrate

o       Whether Passive

o       Bondage

Kingdom authority

·                    Living/giving to all around you

Develop

 

Genesis 3

Authority Lost

·                    Genesis—Fall in the garden

·                    Tricked—thought they could become like God

Talk about FALSE Advertising!!!

Adam/Eve

·                    At this point—didn’t just know Knowledge of Good and Evil

·                    Ultimately, LOST their authority

How’s that working in our lives??

Personal Application

·                    We still are giving our authority away

·                    False advertising

·                    Don’t do good God’s way

·                    Save life—lose it—give it—find it

·                    KOG opposite—but WORKS

 

Things we give our Authority  away to

·                    Going to draw from Gen 3

·                    Also from some other areas

·                    Because enemy’s scheme to take away authority anyway he can!

False Advertising

·                    We Give our Authority away to False Advertising

·                    But SIN entered the human race

·                    Gave lie of serpent MORE authority in their lives than God’s Word!

·                    FALSE ADVERTISING!!

·                    Let tree have more authority

·                    It’s a shortcut

·                    Let lie have more authority than God’s word

·                    Become SLAVE

·                    ‘I can handle it’

·                    Just this Once . . . .

o       Becomes LIFETIME pattern

We step out from under authority

·                    Lose ours

·                    End up enslaved

·                    This thing now has ACCESS—Authority

Performance,

 

Approval

 

Circumstances

·                    If things get better

·                    If I could only get married—have children—they move out—I’ll be happy

·                    TRAUMA marking/DEFINING our lives

Develop examples—when we let OTHERS define our joy

·                    Their behavior

·                    Circumstances

·                    ‘Why are you giving authority away’?  (Gary Smalley)

Examples—person in marriage difficulty

·                    Until they do ‘x’, I can never be happy

·                    Cornering a performance

·                    Now a slave to their behavior—IDOLATRY

·                    When they behave well—I’m free/happy

·                    When they don’t—my life is ruined

·                    Don’t recognize we just GAVE AWAY our authority

·                    We are now a SLAVE to their behavior!

·                    Examples

THIRDLY:          Give our Authority Away to Sin

·                    Sin opens door

·                    Garden

·                     

When we open ourselves to moral sin—more than bodies

·                    Spiritual dynamic

·                    Emotional Dynamic

·                    Tears heart

·                    Imprints

Picture in Genesis 3 pretty sad one

·                    Shows how we lost this gift

·                    Before—UNOBSTRUCTED Authority

·                    NOW:  Every day is a battle

o       Sweat of the brow

o       Thorns/etc.

Even though, battle

·                    There is HOPF of the Bible

·                    Her in Gen 3:15

     15     I will put enmity between you and the woman,

and between your offspring5 and gher offspring;

          hhe shall bruise your head,

and you shall bruise his heel.”

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·                     

A Promise For Restoring the Authority That Was Lost In the Fall

·                    Genesis 3—Serpent scripture—first Messianic Promise

o       The thing that took you down

o       Though it bruised you

o       You will CRUSH this

·                    Looking at all the scriptures about Jesus

·                    Linked to his authority—prince of Peace—of Increase of Kingdom/government be no end

·                    Israel saw it through the sliver of their understanding: “This is about Israel”

·                    God saw it through His Father heart for all of mankind:  “All nations will be blessed”

Personal Application:

·                    God wants to give you authority back

·                    We’ve all lived the story of Adam/Eve Garden somehow

o       Giving away our authority

o       We believe FALSE ADVERTISING

o       Where we lost:

o       Sin

o       Not understanding what Jesus REALLY did for us

o       Develop

o       The thing that took you down

o       Though it bruised you

o       You will CRUSH this

Everyon of us has given authority away

·                    Someway

·                    Somehow

Luke 10:19 19I have given you authority to trample on snakesv and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. [5]

Luke 4:32

32 There, too, the people were amazed at his teaching, for he spoke with authority[6]

AUTHORITY: 

1849 ἐξουσία [exousia /ex·oo·see·ah/] n f. From 1832 (in the sense of ability); TDNT 2:562; TDNTA 238; GK 2026; 103 occurrences; AV translates as “power” 69 times, “authority” 29 times, “right” twice, “liberty” once, “jurisdiction” once, and “strength” once. 1 power of choice, liberty of doing as one pleases. 1a leave or permission. 2 physical and mental power. 2a the ability or strength with which one is endued, which he either possesses or exercises. 3 the power of authority (influence) and of right (privilege). 4 the power of rule or government (the power of him whose will and commands must be submitted to by others and obeyed). 4a universally. 4a1 authority over mankind. 4b specifically. 4b1 the power of judicial decisions. 4b2 of authority to manage domestic affairs. 4c metonymically. 4c1 a thing subject to authority or rule. 4c1a jurisdiction. 4c2 one who possesses authority. 4c2a a ruler, a human magistrate. 4c2b the leading and more powerful among created beings superior to man, spiritual potentates. 4d a sign of the husband’s authority over his wife. 4d1 the veil with which propriety required a women to cover herself. 4e the sign of regal authority, a crown. Additional Information: For synonyms see entries 970, bia; 1411, dunamis; 1753, energeia; 2479, ischus; and 2904, kratos.See entry 5820 for comparison of synonyms.

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970 βία [bia /bee·ah/] n f. Probably akin to 970 (through the idea of vital activity); GK 1040; Four occurrences; AV translates as “violence” four times. 1 strength, whether of body or mind. 2 strength in violent action, force. Additional Information: For synonyms see entrie[8]

1411 δύναμις [dunamis /doo·nam·is/] n f. From 1410; TDNT 2:284; TDNTA 186; GK 1539; 120 occurrences; AV translates as “power” 77 times, “mighty work” 11 times, “strength” seven times, “miracle” seven times, “might” four times, “virtue” three times, “mighty” twice, and translated miscellaneously nine times. 1 strength power, ability. 1a inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth. 1b power for performing miracles. 1c moral power and excellence of soul. 1d the power and influence which belong to riches and wealth. 1e power and resources arising from numbers. 1f power consisting in or resting upon armies, forces, hosts. Additional Information: For synonyms see entries 970, bia; 1753, energeia; 1849, exousia; 2479, ischus; and 2904, kratos.See entry 5820 for comparison of synonyms.[9]

1753 ἐνέργεια [energeia /en·erg·i·ah/] n f. From 1756; TDNT 2:652; TDNTA 251; GK 1918; Eight occurrences; AV translates as “working” four times, “effectual working” twice, “operation” once, and “strong” once. 1 working, efficiency. 1a in the NT used only of superhuman power, whether of God or of the Devil. Additional Information: For synonyms see entries 970, bia; 1411, dunamis; 1849, exousia; 2479, ischus; and 2904, kratos.See entry 5820 for comparison of synonyms.

2479 ἰσχύς [ischus /is·khoos/] n f. From a derivative of is (force, cf eschon, a form of 2192); TDNT 3:397; TDNTA 378; GK 2709; 11 occurrences; AV translates as “strength” four times, “power” twice, “might” twice, “ability” once, “mightily + 1722” once, and “mighty” once. 1 ability, force, strength, might. Additional Information: For synonyms see entries 970, bia; 1411, dunamis; 1753, energeia; 1849, exousia; and 2904, kratos.See entry 5820 for comparison of synonyms.

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2904 κράτος [kratos /krat·os/] n n. Perhaps a primary word; TDNT 3:905; TDNTA 466; GK 3197; 12 occurrences; AV translates as “power” six times, “dominion” four times, “strength” once, and “mighty + 2596” once. 1 force, strength. 2 power, might: mighty with great power. 2a a mighty deed, a work of power. 3 dominion. Additional Information: For synonyms see entries 970, bia; 1411, dunamis; 1753, energeia; 1849, exousia; and 2479, ischus.See entry 5820 for comparison of synonyms.

5820 Synonyms

See Definition for bia: 970

See Definition for dunamis: 1411

See Definition for energeia: 1753

See Definition for exousia: 1849

See Definition for ischus: 2479

See Definition for kratos: 2904

970: force, effective, often oppressive power exhibiting itself in single deeds of violence

1411: power, natural ability, general and inherent

1753: working, power in exercise, operative power

1849: primarily liberty of action; then authority—either as delegated power, or as unrestrained, arbitrary power

2479: strength, power, (especially physical) as an endowment

2904: might, relative and manifested power—in the NT chiefly of God

1935 הֹוד [howd /hode/] n m. From an unused root; TWOT 482a; GK 2086; 24 occurrences; AV translates as “glory” nine times, “honour” six times, “majesty” four times, “beauty” once, “comeliness” once, “glorious” once, “goodly” once, and “honourable” once. 1 splendour, majesty, vigour.

1936 הֹוד [Howd /hode/] n pr m. The same as 1935; GK 2087; AV translates as “Hod” once. 1 one of the sons of Zophah, among the descendants of Asher. Additional Information: Hod = “splendour”.

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Esther 9:29  8633 תֹּקֶף [toqeph /to·kef/] n m. From 8630; TWOT 2542a; GK 9549; Three occurrences; AV translates as “power” once, “strength” once, and “authority” once. 1 authority, power, strength, energy.

The verb and noun appear three times each; the adjective is attested only once. Each of the three words has its corresponding cognate form in ot Aramaic and appears there with similar meanings. The Hebrew verb signifies “over-power,” whether God over mad (Job 24:20), one man over another (Eccl 4:12), or distress and anguish over the wicked (Job 15:14). The noun refers to the “power” or “authority” of a kingdom (Dan 11:17) or a ruler (Est 9:29; 10:2). Commentators are generally agreed that the unexpressed subject of the adjective in Eccl 6:10 is God; the verse, then, emphasizes the fact that God is mightier than man.

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Is 22:21 21 I will dress him in your royal robes and will give him your title and your authority. And he will be a father to the people of Jerusalem and Judah. 22 I will give him the key to the house of David—the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them. 23 He will bring honor to his family name, for I will drive him firmly in place like a nail in the wall. 24 They will give him great responsibility, and he will bring honor to even the lowliest members of his family.*”[13]

 4475 מֶמְשָׁלָה [memshalah /mem·shaw·law/] n f. From 4474; TWOT 1259c; GK 4939; 17 occurrences; AV translates as “dominion” 10 times, “rule” four times, “dominion + 3027” once, “government” once, and “power” once. 1 rule, dominion, realm. 1a rule, dominion, realm, domain. 1b rule. 1c rule, dominion (of God).

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The theme of AUTHORITY flows throughout the Message of the Bible

·                    Want to begin something today

o       Talk about authority—how it’s to work in our lives

·                    Don’t think we truly understand how God’s authority works

·                    And how MAN’S authority was designed to operate

Theme in Bible

·                    Pattern of Authority Given to Man

·                    Man Giving it away—subjected to sin/death/bondage

·                    God reaching out to rescue man

·                    Restore him to relationship to Him

·                    Right authority released again in His life

·                    Develop

Authority is a powerful thing

·                    Example/Story

Authority is always GIVEN—

·                    Develop—other people

o       Obviously—as a child

o       But child allows acces

o       Love—authority power

o       If don’t believe they have power

o       Watch grown men stretch self into pretzel to get baby smile/love/accept

·                    If someone has authority in your life

o       You give it to them (as an adult)??

·                    If not given properly

o       Dictator

o       Nature of that false authority

o       Always have to fight—intimidate—kill to keep going

o       NOT Kingdom Of God Authority

There’s a freedom in Kingdom authority

·                    Look at the Authority of God the Father

o       Gave free will to man

o       How amazingly SECURE is God!!

·                    People set in power—given—great strength/peace

·                     

Lots of different words that express the concept of authority in Bible

·                    Gonna look at a few instance of authority

·                     

Authority comes FROM God

·                    God is the one to give authority

Adam/Eve forgot that authority had been GIVEN from God

·                    IN process—LOST authority

·                    Satan—keys of death

·                    Until Jesus came

·                    “Prince of this World”

Not living understanding our authority as a believer

·                    Letting life happen to us


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a Gen 3:22; 11:7

b Gen 5:1; 9:6; 1 Cor 11:7; Eph 4:24; James 3:9

c Ps 8:6–8

1 Lit heavens

[1]New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Ge 1:26). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

v v: verb

TWOT Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[2]Strong, J. (1996). The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.) (H7287). Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship.

v v: verb

TWOT Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[3]Harris, R. L., Harris, R. L., Archer, G. L., & Waltke, B. K. (1999, c1980). Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (electronic ed.) (833). Chicago: Moody Press.

5 Hebrew seed; so throughout Genesis

g Isa. 7:14; Mic. 5:3; Matt. 1:23, 25; Luke 1:34, 35; Gal. 4:4; 1 Tim. 2:15

h Rom. 16:20; Heb. 2:14; Rev. 20:1–3, 10

[4]The Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001 (Ge 3:15). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

v Mk 16:18; Ac 28:3–5

[5]The Holy Bible : Today's New International Version. 2005 (Lk 10:19). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[6]Tyndale House Publishers. (2004). Holy Bible : New Living Translation. "Text edition"--Spine. (2nd ed.) (Lk 4:32). Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers.

n n: noun or neuter

f f: feminine

TDNT Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

TDNTA Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[7]Strong, J. (1996). The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.) (G1849). Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship.

n n: noun or neuter

f f: feminine

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[8]Strong, J. (1996). The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.) (G970). Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship.

n n: noun or neuter

f f: feminine

TDNT Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

TDNTA Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[9]Strong, J. (1996). The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.) (G1411). Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship.

n n: noun or neuter

f f: feminine

TDNT Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

TDNTA Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

n n: noun or neuter

f f: feminine

TDNT Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

TDNTA Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[10]Strong, J. (1996). The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.) (G2479). Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship.

n n: noun or neuter

TDNT Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

TDNTA Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

n n: noun

m m: masculine

TWOT Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

pr pr: proper noun or pronoun

[11]Strong, J. (1996). The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.) (H1935). Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship.

n n: noun

m m: masculine

TWOT Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[12]Harris, R. L., Harris, R. L., Archer, G. L., & Waltke, B. K. (1999, c1980). Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (electronic ed.) (980). Chicago: Moody Press.

* Hebrew They will hang on him all the glory of his father’s house: its offspring and offshoots, all its lesser vessels, from the bowls to all the jars.

[13]Tyndale House Publishers. (2004). Holy Bible : New Living Translation. "Text edition"--Spine. (2nd ed.) (Is 22:20-24). Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers.

n n: noun

f f: feminine

TWOT Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[14]Strong, J. (1996). The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.) (H4475). Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship.

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