Authority to Tread on Serpents

Jesus said, “Behold, I give you authority.” We have to realize where our authority comes from. We have to realize that it’s not about us; it’s about Jesus. We can’t heal or deliver others, but we can be the conduits between heaven and earth as we stand in the gap, in the authority and power of Jesus, the Christ and His anointing. The Word tells us to trample on snakes and scorpions. When the denizens of darkness come, they arrive with noise, clanging, to intimidate us. But notice that God didn’t paint the enemy as bears or aliens or some overwhelming creature—He painted them as serpents and scorpions. And God told us not to run from them, but to step on them! We put our foot on the head, which is the power. Remember, we do this in the authority of Jesus. These scorpions and serpents come to steal, kill, and destroy. The ministry of Jesus represents the reversal and defeat of Satan, sin, and death! (Hebrews 2:14-15) We no longer have to fear death, nor to fear anything! The ministry we operate in is the continuation of Acts 10:38—a ministry of setting the captives free and reversing the curse. For more insight, listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on May 24, 2020. 

Key Scripture Luke 10:19 NKJV
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Special Healing Prayer: Lion of Judah Worship Center includes time for Holy Spirit directed prayer. The service has been separated into three parts. We encourage you to feast on this three course meal!


Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:

For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Mark 11:23

What We Believe:

We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.

Faith Confession:

We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.

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