Sin is no longer to have dominion over us. We have power and authority over temptation. Our prayers are powerful in all matters such as: praying for the souls of the unsaved, healing, deliverance, relationships, and changing the pervading cultural atmosphere around us.
I remember years ago when I was just beginning to learn about the authority in Christ that I have as a believer. God gave me many opportunities to learn how to walk in faith in my new-found life in Christ. I remember praying for things like a parking space downtown, weather conditions, and the mood at work. I am grateful for the many opportunities that God gave to me to pray for the healing and deliverance in the lives of both saved and unsaved individuals. I learned to trust God for resources and in my day-by-day activities. I learned that I was responsible to pray for the souls of unsaved relatives, friends, and strangers that I would meet every day. I also learned to forgive those that hurt or mistreated me. Over time all these areas became a life style in my life which still continues to this day.
Our authority over the world, the flesh, and the devil is found in Christ’s overcoming life and His indwelling power. The biblical way of entering into His kingdom purpose is found through identity with His death, burial, and resurrection as we join Him in the waters of baptism. We come to enjoy our heavenly identity in the power of His resurrected life through the power of the Holy Spirit that He promised to every believer.
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. Romans 6:1–9 NKJV