I can assure you that any kingdom, organization, company or group operating effectively and successfully, It will be as a direct result of the delegated authority distributed and levied on whom authority with in those organizations is given to.
The word authority is defined as the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes. It is also defined as the right to control, command, or determine what you've been given authority over.
Now, as it relates to our dreams which are our portals into the spirit realm while we're asleep, it is vitally important that we be authorized or understand our authority as it relates to us rebuking, commanding or simply understanding what we can do and cannot do in the spirit realm. As you can imagine, I have counsel and met with many folks to discuss their dream. Some of the folks that I've met with, would say to me, "Minister Ewing! There were certain dreams that I have followed your advice on as it relates to cancelling them and for the most part it seem to have worked. However, a few weeks or even months later it would appear as if the very thing or pending issue that I thought I cancelled in the spirit via my dreams seems to be playing out in my life all over again".
The above scenario is a classic example of our teaching today and that is, understanding our authority and the authority of spirits in the spirit realm. In the realm of the spirit there are many ranks of spirits. For example in the book of Daniel, chapter 10:10-14, it is discovered that the prince of Persia, was a high ranking demon, a principality to be exact that spiritually ruled the earthly kingdom of Persia. In fact this demonic prince was so powerful that he delayed the messenger angel (Gabriel) with his message that was sent from God to be delivered to Daniel on earth. The scripture then reveals that Michael one of the chief prince angels from the kingdom of God came and resisted the Prince demon from the kingdom of Satan that spiritually ruled the earthly kingdom of Persia so that the messenger angel (Gabriel) was able to leave the second heavens where evil spirits reside to continue his journey to earth to give Daniel his message.
The above noted passage of scripture is giving us a glimpse of activities that are ongoing in the spirit realm that we are not aware of unless God reveals it to us in our dreams or visions. Therefore, if a messenger angel sent from God to deliver a message to a human being was able to be delayed by a high ranking demon in the spirit realm, what do you think would be the case for those human being that enter the spirit realm via their dreams that have zero authority in that realm?
The reality is, only Jesus Christ can give us authority as it relates to things that are spiritual, especially when it comes to subduing and resisting the evil and opposing spirits that challenges us from the spirit realm. Firstly, the requirement for Jesus' authority to be given to us to challenge these evil spirits, we must believe that Jesus Christ actually exist and accept him into our lives as our lord and savior. Amazingly, when this occurs, we are immediately given power over spiritual entities opposing us such as evil spirits, demons and the like. The following is the biblical proof of that, "The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” "I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you", Luke 10:17, 19.
As you would have read, the additional seventy-two disciples that clearly believed and accepted that Jesus was the Christ were able to legally use the name of Jesus Christ to challenge, defeat and ultimately make demons submit to them. Jesus now explains in Luke 10:19, why they were able to exercise such power. Jesus said, that he had given them "AUTHORITY" to trample or subdue snakes and scorpions. Before I proceed any further, I would like to give the understanding of the term snakes and scorpions. Snakes and scorpions are terms used to symbolize evil spirits but more importantly, their behavior and characteristics in the spirit world, which mirrors that of these same creatures in the natural. Joel 2:25, gives another example of this, "And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and the Caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you". Again the insects in this text were not literally eating away at human being. Instead the insects are the personification of how evil spirits were attacking and devouring their spiritual blessings.
Think about it for a second. Do you really believe Jesus was giving power and authority to his disciples to subdue animals? Or were the insects in Joel 2:25 really eating away at the lives of those described in the text? Nevertheless, you are literally a sitting duck in the spirit realm if you're not a member of the body of Christ because the authority and power to successfully fight in the spirit realm can only come via accepting Jesus Christ.
The bible provides a clear cut example of the consequences of what can happen when someone attempts to use unauthorized power against evil spirits. In Acts 19. it is recorded that the sons of Sceva attempted to use power and authority that was not given to our lord and savior Jesus Christ.
"Then some Jews who went around trying to drive out demons attempted to use the name of the Lord Jesus on those who had evil spirits, saying, "I command you by that Jesus whom Paul preaches!" "And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. The evil spirit answered them, "I know Jesus, and I recognize Paul--but who are you?" And the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaped on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded", Acts 19:13-16.
So, are you or have you been authorized to use the name and power of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ against the evil spirits challenging you spiritually or even physically? Well, if your answer is no then this would explain why you’re rebuking and cancelling evil dreams seems not to be working or the attacks would stop for a season and return. In such a case it was probably the grace of God working for you as a non-Believer or the generational blessings from your ancestors who were committed to Jesus Christ.
Please, why not take this opportunity and ask Jesus Christ to take up residence in your heart? Tell him you're tired of living a defeated, shallow and hopeless life which has left you completely exposed to the wiles of the Devil. Once you would have made this life changing move, then at that very moment you will be given power to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you according to the promise made by Jesus in Luke 10:19.
If these teachings are building you spiritually and advancing your thinking with revelations. Please share them with others so that they would be liberated also.
Written By: Kevin L A Ewing