Spiritual authority

All these, being men of war arrayed in battle formation, came to Hebron with a perfect (committed) heart to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest of Israel were also of one mind to make David king. – 1 Chronicles 12:38

Reminds me of another verse – “And I will give them one heart [a new heart], and put a new spirit within them. I will take from them the heart of stone, and will give them a heart of flesh [that is responsive to My touch] – Ezekiel 11:19

Leaders must have more than ideas; they must have God’s ideas firmly impressed, even driven deep into their heart, mind, conviction and direction. Another word we could use is “encounter.” Until we have an encounter with God that is strong enough to impact our life, then we will not be able to display any real mantle of spiritual authority among the people. It is one thing to be a leader of men; it is entirely another to be God’s leader of men. In the Bible, when God changed leaders’ lives, He always left a mark on them!

The mighty men that followed David were of one mind and heart to make him King. Their recognition of David’s anointing may have been the most significant quality of these mighty men. What was it in David that drew out this deep loyalty? I believe it was God’s Holy Spirit which David received when Samuel anointed him king.


64 Bible Verses about Spiritual Authority



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