There are few subjects relating to the Christian life with so little exact knowledge as that of the authority of the believer, says John MacMillan. Drawing on the concept of authority from Ephesians, MacMillan shows how such authority can be used to confront demonic power intrusions both personal and corporate, and to facilitate the extension of God’s kingdom both local and global. Now with three volumes in one (Authority of the Believer, The Authority of the Intercessor, Encounter with Darkness), this Christ exalting classic challenges all believers to “learn the secret of victory through authority”‘ and to participate with heaven in the detection and overthrow of the forces of darkness.
In Authority of the Believer, John MacMillan writes that the rapidly approaching end of the age is witnessing a tremendous increase in the activity of the powers of darkness. Unrest among the nations, more intense than at any previous time in earth’s history, is due largely to the stirring up of the ambitions and passions of men, while the spread of an almost wholly secularized education is quietly doing away with the scriptural standards which formally exerted a restraining influence among the so called Christian peoples.
Our wealth and social culture have not made us thankful for to the Giver of all good, but have centered us upon the material things of the world. They have produced upon us the self-sufficiency that quite ignores our dependence upon the Creator of all.