But to the wicked God says:“What right have you to declare My statutes,Or take My covenant in your mouth.
Today, we have a lot of people making various declarations according to the word of God, claiming various promises of God, yet disobedient to His word. The Lord is asking such people today, what right do you have to declare My statutes, or take My covenant in your mouth?
The believers authority is embedded in His/Her obedience to the word of God, in application to the finished works of Jesus Christ (John 14:21, 1 John 3:22, Acts 5:32, Luke 6:46-48). However, we cannot command authority in the name of Jesus Christ, or claim His promises, if we are disobedient, because our obedience to His word, brings us in union with God (1 John 3:24). This is the hallmark of a believers identity and authority.
WHAT GIVES US THE RIGHT TO DECLARE GOD’S STATUTES OR CLAIM HIS PROMISES;
1. The love of God (Obedience) – John 14:15, Luke 6:46, John 14:31).
2. The belief and application of the WORD of God (Obedience) – John 14:23, Phillipians 2:8, Romans 5:19).
3. Adherence to His instructions (Obedience) – Psalm 119:30, John 14:31, Psalm 119:60).
4. Taking a strong stand against compromise (Obedience) – Acts 5:29, 1 Peter 1:14, Psalm 112:1).
However bethren, do not be deceived by declarations, or confessions of God’s promises carried out in an atmosphere of disobedience, because it is an action in futility. The believers authority to command the treasures of God, lies in belief, obedience, and application of the word of God.
God bless you.