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Growing in Spiritual Authority

Jeremy Riddle

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In today’s modern worship culture it can be second nature to Forget the Divine gift worship is. To often do we take for granted the most extravagant expression of love ever given, the pleasure of proximity with Jesus. This class is a lesson in relearning a first love, watering the well of your hearts, and remembering your individual reason you chose to be a worshiper.

Jeremy Riddle charges worship leaders to walk in their spiritual authority given by God through surrender, awareness of His Spirit upon us, and being connected to His assignment for us.

Who defines why you do what you do?

  • “There’s a lot of mimicking in the church. It’s not hard to play a guitar or be a worship leader, it doesn’t require a massive skill set. The problem with mimicking is it will never carry power and authority.” 
  • Spiritual authority advances the kingdom of God, it has nothing to do with music. 
  • You walking in your spiritual authority will change everything.

Surrender 

  • If you want to walk in great authority you have to walk in great surrender. If you have not laid down everything, you have missed out on the chance to walk in authority. 
  • “If spiritual authority flows downward, you have to place yourself under something and be surrendered.” 
  • Surrender is a baptism where you’re immersed in death so you can live again. Death is an important step. You can’t be mostly dead but all the way dead. 
  • Don’t set the bar low or settle, be someone who is known in heaven and the enemy fears on earth. The only way you’re going to do that is if you know who your Daddy is.

Who is upon you

  • Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
  • “If there’s one thing that people with spiritual authority grasp, its Who is on them. We need to cultivate an awareness of Who is upon us. Awareness is so key if you ever want to grow in spiritual authority.”
  • “Whenever I lead worship I have one assignment: hear the voice of the Lord and do what he tells me to do. I don’t feel like I’ve actually done my job unless I listen and take a risk.”
  • “He’s upon you for a purpose, and it’s His purpose. He is zealous for a people who will find their purpose and their assignment from Him. If you walk this out, you will see some crazy stuff, and you will know why you’re alive.”

Your job description

  • “God wants his leaders back. He wants to actually lead His church. He’s not looking for a bunch of people who will just run with a program.”
  • Jesus figured out why he was alive and got His assignments from The Source. 
  • You and I aren’t called to mimic what we see everyday but we are called to be sons and daughters who execute what we see from The Source. 
  • “We as worship leaders get to be gatekeepers and stewards of His glory and His bride. We are entrusted with these two things that are dear to the heart of God.”

Quotes:

  • “There’s a lot of mimicking in the church. It’s not hard to play a guitar or be a worship leader, it doesn’t require a massive skill set. The problem with mimicking is it will never carry power and authority.” 

  • “If spiritual authority flows downward, you have to place yourself under something and be surrendered.” 

  • “If there’s one thing that people with spiritual authority grasp, its Who is on them. We need to cultivate an awareness of Who is upon us. Awareness is so key if you ever want to grow in spiritual authority.”

  • “Whenever I lead worship I have one assignment: hear the voice of the Lord and do what he tells me to do. I don’t feel like I’ve actually done my job unless I listen and take a risk.”

  • “He’s upon you for a purpose, and it’s His purpose. He is zealous for a people who will find their purpose and their assignment from Him. If you walk this out, you will see some crazy stuff, and you will know why you’re alive.”

  • “God wants his leaders back. He wants to actually lead His church. He’s not looking for a bunch of people who will just run with a program.”

  • “We as worship leaders get to be gatekeepers and stewards of His glory and His bride. We are entrusted with these two things that are dear to the heart of God.”