Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6.

In prayer last week God spoke to my spirit and said, “It’s time for you to walk in your apostolic authority.”

Maybe you are unsure of what I mean when I say apostolic authority… Apostolic authority is walking in the power of God.

We can be paralyzed by the “WHAT IF’S” of life.

  • What if I can’t pay my rent?
  • What if I my family member doesn’t receive healing?
  • What if my child never comes back to God?
  • What if? What if? What if?

However, when I realize what I am allowing in my life and understand that I have power through Jesus—I stand taller, I speak clearer, and I declare the word of the Lord.

Why is this?

It is because I am not relying on my strength and my power to overcome fear, or a temptation, or a sickness that has no cure—BUT I AM RELYING ON THE STRENGTH AND POWER OF JESUS.

When we rely of the power of God who can reverse the doctor’s diagnosis or cover the shame of our sins, then we will experience the miraculous, receive a miracle of healing, and be forgiven of all past wrongs.

When I begin to understand that it is not by my might or my power, but by the spirit of God. Then, I can walk in my apostolic authority because I know who goes before me.

It is time to lay down our insecurities, fears, and logic and it is time to walk in God’s authority! With God’s authority, there is no fear, torment or weakness!

Does this mean that we will have it all together? No. What it means is, when we submit ourselves to the will of God then He, in turn, will be our strength in our weakness.

Your prayers have power. Don’t give up; continue to walk in the authority that God has given you. You will see a victory in your life and in your family. I believe!


Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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