Our Authority

Our authority is derived as follows;

As Ambassadors:

“We are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”
– 2 Corinthians 5:20

As Citizens:

“…but our citizenship is in heaven…” and Ephesians 2:19, “So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household” – Philippians 3:20

As a Royal Priesthood:

“We are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people.” -1 Peter 2:9

As Ministers:

“But ye shall be named the priests of the LORD: men shall call you the ministers of our LORD:… Isa 61:6

As Heirs to HIS Kingdom:

Jesus said to His apostles, “and I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me, That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. – Luke 22:29

“…and who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:; – Col. 1:13

The Supreme Law of the Land:

“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

– Matthew 22:37-40

The Kingdom of Heaven Exists Now:

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. – Mark 1:15

Authority for Travel:

Jesus commanded His followers saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20

Our Territory:

The earth is the LORD’S and all its fullness. “I am God, your God! Every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is Mine, and all its fullness.” – 1 Corinthians 10:26; Psalm 50:7,10-12

Receiving Christ’s little ones:

Jesus Christ said, “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not me but Him who sent Me. Whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” – Mark 9:37,41

Warning for those who cause stumbling:
Jesus Christ said, “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.” – Mark 9:42

Warning to those who would reject us:

Jesus Christ said, “Whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, ‘The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.’ But I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city. He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.” – Luke 10:10-12,16

Free Exercise of Faith:

The ‘Free Exercise’ clause of the First Amendment to the constitution for the united States of America (the public servants’ contract with the people) reads:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

This is absolute with no qualifiers or exceptions. Thus was born the doctrine of ‘Separation of church and state. State actors have no authority to interfere with our ministerial activities which are limited to only ‘everything we do’.