Sometimes, when you walk in the spirit with boldness - it can be misinterpreted as arrogance.
Ministering and relating to Christ and praying are to be done with an audaciousness and boldness that can only come through the anointing.
Most of God's kingdom either have never seen a true manifestation of walking in power - or are offended by the audacity of someone walking in faith.
I refer to the words of Jesus in Matthew 11:12 (KJV version) where he says, "The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force."
The NIV says it this way: "The kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it."
Friends, I am going to remind us this coming Sunday morning - in a teaching entitled, "Overcoming the counter-attacks of the enemy" that we are at war.
War is not pretty.
War is ugly.
Our enemy does not fight fair.
War is not nice.
I encourage you not to be afraid of or offended by people walking in a God-given authority. Those who know that their authority comes from the Holy Spirit - and who walk in the humility of Christ in realizing that what takes place is all God.
Smith Wigglesworth used to say, "You know, you can't treat the devil lightly. You have to be rough with him. You have to mean business. You must tell him with authority to come out. It's not use telling him a second time, because if you do, he knows you didn't mean it the first time. You have to have enough authority in the name of Jesus to command him to come out. In that name, he must come out."
I encourage you today, my dear friends, to take authority over your situation. Be bold. Be strong, for the Lord thy God is with thee.
Just a thought for a Wednesday.