Meaning of Valid:
Having force in law, legally binding
Supported by Facts or Authority
Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.
Kenneth Hagin did a teaching that became very popular. It was called, “The Authority of the Believer”. I just listened to a cd not too long ago where Kevin Zadai said during his encounter with the Lord, the Lord emphasized the importance of believers knowing who they are. Your identity in Christ and the fact that He has validated you through His Blood is crucial in spiritual warfare. As I said earlier in the book. It doesn’t matter whether we acknowledge that we are a part of God’s great army or not. As soon as you became a Christian the enemy saw you as a threat and you are in that army as far as he is concerned. This is why the Bible says through Paul to put on the whole armor of God so that you would be able to stand against the wiles of the devil and having done all to stand, stand. The Bible says, the enemy goes around as a roaring lion seeking who he may devour. It also says, The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. So we have ample reason to understand we need a revelation of what makes us valid as sons and daughters of God and what is our legal status when we have to deal with the powers that are opposed to us and our ability to go forth in God establishing his kingdom on the earth. The idea the Lord was trying to convey was that if you do not know who you are and what you have been given, the enemy will make mincemeat out of you. But you are valid and you are validated by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Father, I thank you that I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. I thank you that I am the head and not the tail, I am above only and not beneath. I thank you that one can chase a thousand and two can put ten thousand to flight. Lord I come into agreement with the Holy Spirit and the two of us agree that the enemy will be disappointed by my life. All of his assignments against me and my family and all those who are connected to me are canceled. In the name of Jesus and through the authority of His word, I decree and declare that I shall live and not die and I will declare the works of the Lord. I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. I shall successfully and boldly enter into my promised land of milk and honey. In Jesus name, Amen.