Claiming Authority

Today I recorded another video. (What is happening to me?) This one let people know the results of my COVID-19 test that I finally got after waiting for nine days. Before I ever got the results I was complaining to God in prayer that I was tired of feeling poorly and I wanted my health back. His response?

So take it.

I knew He was telling me to take authority over my symptoms every time I felt them. What I tolerate, stays. What I no longer tolerate and take authority over in Jesus’ name, goes. I spent all day commanding various symptoms to go…and they did. Every time. I just had to stay on top of it and not allow it back.

Over the last three days, my symptoms have dwindled to where I’ve only had to command them to go a couple of times today, and they did. How empowering to realize that because of the power of Jesus’ blood shed on the cross, I no longer have to be a victim. According to Luke 10:19, Jesus has imparted to me all his authority to trample over Satan’s kingdom.

Now you understand that I have imparted to you all my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority.

Luke 10:19 The Passion Translation

Jesus really is the healer and He really is good. He really does give authority to those followers who believe it. After I shared the story of how He’s been teaching me to claim my authority and that’s caused me to see healing, I shared this prophetic word that the Father gave me today to release to all of my brothers and sisters in Christ. Here it is (with a description in the middle of a vision he gave me on January 8, 2020 that I was supposed to share today):

I am raising up a generation of warriors unlike any this world has ever seen. It is a healing generation that carries the healing of Jesus in their wings. Their prayers will be anointed, powerful, and faith-filled. Their actions will be directed by the Lord Most High. Their focus will look neither to the left or to the right, but their gaze will be fixed on my face. They will live for my Presence and they will be Presence-carriers everywhere they go. They will walk in healing and authority over every demon and every disease. I am raising up an apostle generation that will be sent out, just like the original twelve apostles, that I will impart authority to, over demons and every disease. These apostles will have an apostolic call in the sense that they are called to change the culture around them and make it like my kingdom. These people should not get caught up in labeling themselves as apostles or any other role in the five-fold ministry. Their focus should be on Me and on my face. Out of their love for me and their love for my Presence they will then release my FIRE upon the world around them. It will start in their own homes, then extend to neighbors, then coworkers, people at the store or on the street. It is the FIRE of my Presence and my power.

On January 8, 2020 I had a vision that I thought was just for me, but today, the Holy Spirit brought it to mind; I believe it’s a word for this generation. In the vision, Jesus took me to a lush, beautiful garden surrounded by a stone wall. There were beautiful flowers growing on the wall; red ones that reminded me of peonies or carnations, and yellow ones with a black center that were a bit like a morning glory vine. He said, “Do you see those flowers?” I said yes. He said, “They represent my Spirit and my Power.” (Somehow I knew that the red ones represented His Spirit and the yellow ones represented his power.)

He said to me, “These flowers represent my Spirit and my power. Take them. My Spirit is on you and my power is in you. I want you to leave a trail of petals everywhere you go. These flowers will never run out, they will never lose all their petals. Smell their sweet fragrance. You will leave petals of my Spirit and my power everywhere you go, and the aroma will BREAK chains. Make sure you drop some petals everywhere you go. Crushing releases their fragrance even more. Even better if they get crushed. It’s the fragrance of heaven. Breathe deeply my child. The aroma sustains you.”

I am raising up a generation that carries my power and my Spirit everywhere they go. A generation that releases my aroma into every atmosphere they enter. I am raising up a generation that no longer bows to the fear of man. This is a generation that carries my FIRE and understands that the time is short and my kingdom is at hand.

Published by Courtney

Courtney Goodwin is a woman on a mission: to live a life full of peace, joy, freedom, and hope, and then to release those things to others. She’s encountered the overwhelming love and supernatural power of Jesus, and she’s partnered with the Holy Spirit to to see freedom and healing in many areas of her life. She is currently writing a book about her testimony that is full of practical keys to help others experience supernatural transformation in their lives. Courtney loves to serve the body of Christ in a variety of roles and has been a worship leader for over twenty years. Courtney loves to co-create with Holy Spirit to write and release songs of worship and meditation. She has served as director of women’s ministries and pioneered new evangelistic ministries in her hometown of Oregon City, Oregon. She has a heart for seeing women and men freed from human trafficking, and has served in strip club ministry for the last three years. Courtney is a graduate of both the Oregon School of Supernatural Ministry and of Dr. Jennifer Miskov’s School of Revival, where she served on the leadership team.

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