Default judgment is a binding judgment in favor of either party based on some failure to take action by the other party. Most often, it is a judgment in favor of a plaintiff when the defendant has not responded to a summons or has failed to appear before a court of law. The failure to take action is the default.
Default can be compared to a forfeit victory.
failure to act; inaction or neglect
Show Up For the Fight
Putting the Brakes on Evil
One of the 4 parts of the Kingdom Brake System to Evil is - Authority
2 Kg 7 - Why sit we here till we die?
Greatest default loss in the history of man
Adam - dominion, didn’t use it over the only dangerous creature in the garden - the devil
Learning from Jesus
1. Jesus personal run in with Satan.
“Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, Then the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread.”
But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone.’”
Then the devil took him up and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them,” the devil said, “because they are mine to give to anyone I please. I will give it all to you if you will worship me.
Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’”
Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you. And they will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’”
Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’”
When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.”
Luke 4:1, 3-13 NLT
Jesus didn’t reason with Satan.
Jesus did NOT discuss or argue His Identity or destiny with the devil.
Don’t carry on conversations
Your anger and emotions don’t hurt the devil.
2. Jesus delegated authority to His disciples
““Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!
Jesus was NEVER impressed or overawed with Satan. He knew him.
Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.
Delegated authority to disciples
But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.”
Don’t be overly attracted to the devil’s work or your authority over them. He’ll draw your attention to himself and yourself.
Your kingdom citizenship is worth your attention. Your authority is backed up from the King in the Kingdom
At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.”
Luke 10:18-21 NLT
There are some who scoff at authority push back re our dominion over the devil.
Be simple enough to believe it.
3. Jesus gave keys to the Kingdom - permission or forbidding
Context Matthew 16 - Who Jesus is
“Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.
Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’),
and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.
And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.””
Matthew 16:17-19 NLT
4. Jesus repeats Himself
Make sure we don’t just think this is for Peter.
Matt 18 Jesus was talking to his disciples. Not just Peter.
Matthew 18:18, 20 NLT
““I tell you the truth, whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.
“For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.””
Matthew 18:18, 20 NLT
Peter > Disciples were the Nucleus > followers IN MY NAME
We represent HIM
I am a part of the Church
5. Our authority highest function is when we are under Authority
Centurion’s near death servant healed
Luke 7:7 “I am not even worthy to come and meet you. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed.
Luke 7:8 I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it.”” (NLT)
Luke 7:9 “When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!”” (NLT)