Using Our Authority for Finances

Rhema TeamFinances, January 2017 WOF12 Comments


WHEN GOD CREATED the world, He gave dominion over all the works of His hands to Adam (Gen. 1:26, 28). In one sense, then, Adam was god of this world, because God turned it over to him.

But we read in Second Corinthians 4:4 that Satan is now the god of this world. How did that happen? Adam committed treason in the Garden of Eden by willfully eating of the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3:1–7). When he did this, he gave Satan man's dominion over the earth.

In Luke 4:6–7 Satan said to Jesus, "All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine." Who delivered this power to Satan? Adam did!

The Lord showed me this and related it to faith for finances. As I prayed and waited before Him, He said to me by the Holy Spirit, "The money you need is down there. It isn't up here in Heaven. I don't have any money up here. I'm not going to rain any money down from Heaven. If I did, it would be counterfeit, and I'm not a counterfeiter. It's Satan who is keeping money from coming, not Me."

Then I remembered that Jesus said, "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom" (Luke 6:38). When men give to you, God is behind it. But it's still men giving it.

After the Lord showed me this, He said, "Whatever money you need, just claim it."

After the Lord showed me this, He said, "Whatever money you need, just claim it."Kenneth E. Hagin

Our Authority in Christ

We have a right to claim our needs met because Jesus came to the earth and defeated Satan. We're in the world but we're not of the world (John 15:19). Since we still have to live in this world, we must use our God-given authority to enforce Satan's defeat. This is how we will enjoy the blessings of God we have in Christ, including financial prosperity.

That's why when the Lord told me to claim the money I needed, I understood what He meant. He was telling me to believe and exercise my spiritual authority in the area of finances.

The Lord said to me, "Don't pray about money like you have been. Whatever you need, claim it in Jesus' Name. Then tell Satan to take his hands off your money and command the ministering spirits to cause it to come."

In 1950 when I began to see how faith worked in the financial area, it was all new to me. In fact, I said to the Lord, "I understand the part about exercising authority over the enemy, claiming the finances, and telling the devil to take his hands off my money. But what do you mean about commanding the ministering spirits to cause the money to come?"

The Lord said, "Didn't you read in My Word, 'Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?'" (Heb. 1:14). "For" means the angels were sent to do something for us.

At the time, I was holding a meeting in a church. After the Lord showed me this, I claimed the money I needed. Then I told the pastor, "Don't make any special pull for money. At offering time, say as little about it as you can."

The pastor said, "If I just say, 'This is Brother Hagin's offering' and pass the plate, you won't get over a dime."

"If I get just a dime," I said, "you won't hear me say a word."

I had claimed $200. When the 10-day meeting ended, I had the $200 plus 40-odd dollars over that amount!
The pastor said, "That beats anything I've ever seen in my life!"

This church thought $50 a week was big. They would have thought $75 a week was wonderful, and $100 a week would have been a miracle! And I received more than $240 in 10 days!

[Editor's Note: This article was adapted from the book Biblical Keys to Financial Prosperity by Kenneth E. Hagin.]


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12 Comments on “Using Our Authority for Finances”

  1. This is an on time word! I am believing God for $—- to meet our needs. Please stand in agreement with me. I know in Whom I trust and I know He supplies all my needs. I know He is an on time Father.
    I appreciate your ministry so much! My life is being changed daily! May God bless you exceeding abundantly above all you could ever ask or think. May He continue to provide everything you need. God bless you! God bless you! God bless you!

    1. Hi Jackie!

      We are so glad you saw this article exactly when you needed it! We will pass on your prayer request to our prayer partners. We believe you will see God provide for your needs!


      -The Rhema Team

      1. I had thoughts that I wasn’t going to be able to provide Christmas presents because to my eight grandchildren. Then I thought; that’s a lie because God said he would supply all my needs according to his riches and Glory by Christ Jesus. Then this article arrived today, which added emphasis to what I believed. Thank you!! Rhema Grad 1991


  3. Thank YOU so much for this teaching! Now I understand! I need to claim my need, use my authority, believe those ministering angels are doing their job and praise and thank God for all His provision!Hallelujah!
    Thank YOU again!!
    God Loves YOU 🙂

  4. I am standing on scripture that’s say, “Owe no man nothing except the debt of love..” I owe financial debt to people. I want you stand with me for a supernatural repayment of these debt in Jesus name.

  5. am very glad to see this i believe in the ministry of my papa hagin ,that through this thing will work for my good ,ministring spirit work out thing for my good (i believe in the miraculous) thanks sir

  6. I have several financial needs right now, so thank you for posting this. Though I have read this message before, I needed to be reminded about what I should do. Like so many of Brother Hagin’s teachings, you really need to go back over them from time to time in case you missed or forgot something. Thanks again and God Bless.

  7. This message came right on time. I am trusting and believing God for all round breakthrough in my businesses, family and life, most importantly financial breakthrough in every area of my life. May the name of the Lord be glorify. Amen

  8. What a RHEMA! Thank you very much the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit for having revealed to me the best way in which I must pray for my finances from now on. Daddy you are blessed in Jesus name

  9. This revelation is powerful! I’m believing My Father’s breakthrough for my financial situation, my job, my family, & my house! Thank you Jesus because I know you’ll provide! You’re Worthy you’re Faithful, I love you & my kids love you! Amen!

  10. Thank you for this message. I am praying for a very large release as the enemy has held captive the finances of my business. I have depleted most of my savings trying to keep us afloat. Knowing this authority in Christ Jesus., and knowing satan is nit happy because of the word of my testimony I share through my cafe. I rejoice for the Lord is good and though my travail has been difficult., I praise God for the faith he is building., and the ministering Angels come now and loose the hands that have held back so much, physically, financially, emotionally. In Jesus name

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