[anzac] WALK IN AUTHORITY

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 11:46:28 -0500
NOTE:  For those of us who are about to invade the streets,
I believe these principles of "walking in Christ's AUTHORITY" are
some of the most important things we need to hear right now. The
below testimony is particularly powerful.
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WALKING in AUTHORITY
-by Randy Benham.

Three years ago I came to a point in my walk in the religious system
that was going nowhere. I felt in my spirit that there was something
more to the preaching of the Gospel than I was being told. I got on
my knees and asked God to reveal the truth to me through the
Holy Spirit:

"But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you,
and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing
teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as
it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him" (1 John 2:27).

I also asked God to use me in a radical way.  The Spirit started
teaching me how to use the Authority Christ gave us. When I
realized the authority that I had possesed through Christ and
started to walk in it and command sickness and disease to go, the
Gospel came alive, lives were changed, and I started seeing the
fruit that came from standing in the authority of Christ and standing
in the gap for beaten down brothers and sisters that have come to
accept what the devil has put on them.

At this time God gave me a vision of opening a Christian coffee
house in the town I lived in.  At the time I didn't understand why
and didn't know anything about running a coffee house.  But being
obedient I followed through.  When the doors finally opened God
started working. He started sending the sick and diseased through
the doors, I started ministering to them about what the Word says
about our authority and through this we could be set free from
sickness and disease. People started to open up and allowed me
to pray for them, others allowed me to pray for them just to humor
me.  When I placed the fear of man and what they might think of
me under my feet, I started to pray with a commanding presence
forcing the devil and his demons fleeing. Oh, how the power of God
started to move in that coffee shop. People were starting to be set
free from back disorders, drug problems, delivered from demons,
cancers being healed, a 3 day old baby on the brink of death being
brought back to the living, a full-blown Aids victim with only weeks
to live delivered 100% from this disease and now living a full
Christian life, and many more.

God then led a team of 11 of us that believed in the authority we
possesed through Christ to Northern Thailand to lay hands on the
sick, to cast out demons and to preach the Gospel.  This trip was
not sponsored by any religious organization, in fact we came under
fire because it wasn't sponsored by any religious organization.  But,
we went anyway through our own pocketbooks, (God provided every
dime).  For two weeks we walked from village to village in heavy
Bhudist country setting the captives free, seeing the dying come
back to life, the lame getting up and walking right before our eyes,
blind eyes being opened and cancerous tumors the size of
baseballs falling off of faces.  Then the summer of 2004 God sent
4 of us to a remote part of China where 85% of the tribes in the
mountains have never heard the Gospel.  On mountainbikes we
peddled around these mountain hills with the same results as seen
in Thailand. And what did it take for these dedicated Bhudists to
convert to Christianity, it took them witnessing the power of God
right before their veiled eyes to see His Glory and love.

There is no doubt in my mind that coming against the enemy in an
ever commanding presence of the authority of Christ residing in us
will prevail against all the devil sends at us.  It is time that the
church wakes up to this and stop giving so much credit to the devil
and his sickness and disease which are nothing but his tools to kill
steal and destroy us.  Christ came to give us life and freedom.

There is little difference between the times of Christ and the
Pharisees of His day and the Pharisees of the religious system of
today.  Since I have been walking in the true Gospel and acting on
the Gospel not only in word but also in deed I have come under
more atacks from the religious system (that's OK, because Christ
said this will happen) than from the un-saved because I have
stepped out from under the thumb of what's not being taught in the
the church to to body of Christ.  I do not need the praise of men
any longer.

I love the Church and I pray for the Church everyday, I pray that the
veil that is over their eyes will be ripped away so that they can see
and percieve the truth of the Gospel and that walking in God's given
authority to each and every true believer will be revealed and that
everything in the Gospel is meant to work together and you can not
leave any part of it out.  For Jesus said it himself; "For whether is
easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?"

God is releasing the “spirit of Elijah,” and we will be seing an
increase of the authority of Christ moving through the true believing
body.  But it will only be through the believers that have died to
themselves and have separated themselves from the ways of this
world and have placed the fear of man under their feet.

We are ordinary disciples doing only what our Lord has commanded
us to do and now it's time to take it to the streets of our country.

-Randy Benham
Xtreme with God Ministries.