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Delegated Authority

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THE MAIN JOB OF THE TRUE DELEGATED AUTHORITY IS TO PROCLAIM – IN ACCURACY – THE UNCOMPROMISED WORD [WILL] OF GOD

By Glenn H. Jackson

Words of prophecy:

* To the degree that the delegated authority “entrusts” their soul to their faithful Creator; it is to that same degree that they shall be enabled to diligently carry out their “service” to all those “souls” that I have entrusted to them.

* Tell My people to NEVER position themselves under the “jurisdiction” of any delegated authority that is operating in pride, fear and control [and let them, instead, be led by My Spirit to the perfect positioning that I have ordained for them]. For as any in “leadership” begin to operate in pride, fear and control it is certain that they have departed from a dependence upon Me and, therefore, they [unknowingly – although they should have known] have pushed the anointing aside in order to both validate themselves and accomplish their own agenda [self-serving purposes] in the midst of My people. In these days, I am raising up many true delegated authorities and the words that they speak and the actions they carry out in the power of the anointing abiding within them will SURELY help lead the heart that is wholly given into the “fullness” of their precious Kingdom-position and destiny, in Christ.

jurisdiction“- the right, power, or authority to administer justice by hearing and determining controversies;

Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the chief seats in the synagogues and the respectful greetings in the market places”…. Luke 11:43 NASB

“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy”…. Luke 12:1 NASB

“However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves”…. 2 Corinthians 4:7 The Amplified Translation

“For we are not, like so many, [like hucksters making a trade of] peddling God’s Word [shortchanging and adulterating the divine message]; but like [men] of sincerity and the purest motive, as [commissioned and sent] by God, we speak [His message] in Christ (the Messiah), in the [very] sight and presence of God”…. 2 Corinthians 2:17 The Amplified Translation

A delegated authority is quite simply, one who is chosen as a vessel of God’s authority, that is, one who is chosen to represent “perfectly”, and be a purveyor of, the deepest thoughts and intentions of the Father’s heart. The main job of the true delegated authority is to proclaim – in accuracy – the uncompromised Word [Will] of God. It is not in any way one’s own “personality” [charisma] that puts them in a place of leadership. It is just simply God’s power and anointing flowing through the empty vessel [empty of sin and self], thereby allowing them to be “messengers” of the absolute truths of God’s Word – which is, as previously stated, the absolute authority of God. From this, we can come to understand clearly why there are many who refuse to recognize the anointed vessels which God has sent. For to the degree one has not submitted themselves to God [that is, giving Him their whole heart and holding nothing back] it is to that degree that they will, at some point, refuse and reject those sent by Him. Is this principle not evident in the ministry of Jesus as He walked among the religious men of His day? And yet not every Pharisee’s heart was hardened towards God – even though the fear of man prevented them from openly following Jesus there were many who knew in their deepest heart of hearts that He was from God. The “spirit of compromise” that causes one to seek the approval of men before the approval of God is a very dangerous thing spiritually speaking! Was it not this same abominable spirit that caused our Lord to be crucified – for they forsook the Truth [even to the point of murder] for the honour and praises of men? And, even today, in the midst of many congregations of so-called believing Christians, this same spirit [idolatry and compromise] compels those whose hearts are not wholly given to God to, ultimately, revile and reject the very voice of God in their midst.

THE LIFE OF THE CROSS – THE ESSENCE OF ALL TRUE AUTHORITY

Many attempt to “lead” the children of God, but they, themselves, do not know [experientially] the life of the Cross – the only “life” [2 Corinthians 4:11-12] that will produce [impart] a spirit of obedience in the believer, and bring them into the perfect liberty that is theirs, in Christ. To the degree that one is obedient to the Father in the carrying out of His Will, it is to that degree that they shall wield His authority. If we are not operating entirely in the “revelation” of God’s Word [Will] then we are not operating in His authority. If we are not operating in God’s authority [sowing to the Spirit] [Galatians 6:7-8] then we are “sowing to the flesh” and, thus, everything that we “touch” will, ultimately, reap a harvest of death, corruption and darkness. Until the root of willful rebellion is removed from one’s heart, and until one’s complete dependence is upon the Word of God [having wholly submitted themselves to that Word], then the unlimited power of God to accomplish His “perfect purpose” in the lives of His people will be absent from their “ministry”.

THE DELEGATED AUTHORITY OF GOD IS TO REMAIN STEADFAST AND IMMOVABLE IN LIVING INTERCESSION AND MINISTRY TO HIS PEOPLE

As the Christian enters into the place of “abiding” in the Word of God THEN the various elements [and principles] of the Kingdom will become more real to them than the temporal world around them – and this is precisely what the Father desires for each one of His children to have a deep revelation of. Even though He has raised up apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers to help lead and guide His people into the “fullness” of their inheritance in Christ, it must be clearly understood that they, as delegated authorities of God, are not “superior” to [more important than] the rest of the Body. As shown in the type and symbol in Joshua chapter 3 in the story of the people of Israel crossing the Jordan, the delegated authorities of God are to remain steadfast and immovable in living intercession and ministry to His people until they have “laid hold upon” [gained a revelation of] all that that has been ministered to them [through the delegated authorities]. Then after they have “crossed over” they, in turn, will go forth in the power of the Holy Spirit to minister the revelation that is in their heart to others.

THE FATHER HAS MADE THE PROVISION FOR ALL THOSE HE HAS CALLED TO WALK ABOVE ERROR AND SELFISHNESS – AND THE POWER WHICH CORRUPTS

The true delegated authority responsible for all that has been revealed to them by God. The fact of whether they walk in true or false ministry, in true or counterfeit authority, is based solely upon their own personal obedience to the Father’s Will for their life and ministry. One can receive Throne Room revelation [the “true riches”] and still end up forsaking righteous motivation towards the Father [and towards His children] in order to gain the approval and the praises of men – IF they do not continue to guard their heart with ALL diligence. For it is certain that those in the place of authority will be tempted by the Enemy to depart from the narrow path – with a view to stopping the flow of divine life and light through them. The Father has made the provision, in Christ, for all those He has called as “delegated authorities” [that includes EVERYONE in the Body of Christ to some degree] to walk “above” error and selfishness [and the power {control} that corrupts] – and, thus, be motivated solely by the love of God that is continually shed abroad in their heart by the Holy Spirit [Romans 5:5]. From this place of “abiding love” their entire lives shall be the sum total of obedience after obedience to the command to love their God with ALL of their heart – and to love one another [Luke 10:27; 1 John 3:23]. This [an abiding love for God and His people] is the way for one to be found operating as a “true” [faithful] delegated authority in the Kingdom – and it is from this position, alone, that one will continually be found bearing maximum fruit in all that they say and do.

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Author: Rob van't Wout

Dutch by birth, Sweden by choice, Kingdom by grace

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