You are my child. Walk in the My authority. I have redeemed you to walk in My abundant life. Fear not. Keep your focus on My promises, not on your problems.


Jesus said He didn’t come to be served but to serve and to die as a ransom for many. Even the word “minister” means “servant.” Whether you’re a trash man, a radio personality, a momma or daddy – whatever you do, you are a minister. Your ministry is seen by who and how you serve. 

Service is ministry. As ministers, we are called to operate in the same authority Jesus was given when He ministered on earth. 

I want to just stop and say, everyone thinks the devil has supernatural authority – that he and Jesus are in some kind of head-to-head competition. The devil is not in competition with Jesus. The devil is a created being, a cosmic punk, and a knuckle-head who has no self-control whatsoever. 

“But Pastor Troy, I’m scared the devil will kill me.” If the devil could kill you, he would have because he has no self-control. Self-control is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. So, don’t give him a place to kill you. Take up your authority in Christ. 

We tend to make the devil so big and so powerful. Here’s what’s real is: you and I are the ones who are big and powerful but we turn our dominion over to the devil. Any power or authority the devil has he either stole from us or tricked us into giving to him. So quit making the devil all big and bad! 

“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”— Luke 10:19

Take back your power and authority. How? Learn to be a servant. Learn to be a leader. You need to focus and get into alignment for your assignment. Every one of us should be reading books, hooking up to mentors and be studying what the Word of God says about these things. 

Be involved in holy things. Believe God’s promises. You’re a bad-motor-scooter, I promise you. You are an overcomer when you serve others.

                                                 FROM MY SERMON SERIES SERVOLUTION