Matthew 10:1 “Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.”

It is interesting that authority had to be given to the disciples by Jesus to drive out demons and heal the sick. They couldn’t do it on their own and neither can we. It’s only by the authority of Jesus that demons can be cast out. It’s only by the authority of Jesus that sicknesses can be healed. I don’t have any authority apart from that authority that is given to me.

Now, as a Believer, we have the Holy Spirit within us. And that is a game changer! Jesus said it Himself. “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12. The mighty, miracle working power of the Holy Spirit now dwells within us. It is by His authority and power that we can confront the enemies we face. It is by His authority and power that we can “stand against the wiles of the devil” Ephesians 6:11.

So, stop trying to accomplish things in your own strength or by your own authority. It will never succeed. Instead, trust completely in the authority that Jesus has given you and the power of the Holy Spirit within you. In doing so, you will be able to overcome anything that you face.