Through Jesus, we can approach God with confidence and when we die, provided we are believers, we will be permitted into heaven (Heb 4:14-16; 2 Pet 1:11). Although we are ‘legally’ His possession, He still waits for our approval before taking us further on in His purposes, for He will not force Himself on us. We will never regret allowing Him to do with us ‘His vessels’ as He chooses; make this your heartfelt prayer, “Be it unto me according to your will” (Isa 64:8; Lk 1:38; Rom 9:21).

Satan is under God’s ultimate authority, being only permitted to meddle in human affairs within the boundaries established by God (Job 1:12, 2:6).

As believers we are given permission (encompassing the responsibility, privilege and right) to use the name of Jesus to do the works that He did and pray, asking in His name (Mk 16:15-18; Jn 14:13,14, 15:16).

See also: approval, authority, choice, invitation, privilege, right, vessel.

Open the door for God to work in and through you