Authority Poem


Poetry is an under-appreciated art form in modern times. God used it in the Hebrew of the Older Testament. Much of the original Hebrew rhymes. There are also many “plays on words.” All this is missed in translations.

This morning I read again the following anonymous poem from the front of The Authority of the Believer by John A. MacMillan. If every individual in the Body of Christ would make the last two lines their confession, we would make huge strides in our development into the image of the Master.



When mountain walls confront the way.
Why sit and weep? Arise and say
“Be thou removed!” and they shall be
By the power of God cast in the sea.

All power on earth, all power in heaven,
To Christ, the Son of God, is given.
And from the throne He will endue,
And hindrances will fall from you.

O’er all the power of fiend and man
Say through the Lord, “I surely can”;
Take from Him power on earth to tread
On serpent’s sting, on dragon’s head.

Whate’er thou art, O mountain high,
Where’er thou art, in earth or sky,
Whene’er thou art, truth is the same,
“Be thou removed, in Jesus name.

“Be thou removed!” Faith bids thee start
For yonder see—arise! Depart!
I may, I can, I must, I will,
The purpose of my God fulfill.
– Anonymous


Shalom! Shalom!





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  1. James and Terry Logan on February 8, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Praise God thanks Sister Billye!

    • Kimberly on February 8, 2021 at 3:27 pm


    • Andrea L. Sandvik on February 8, 2021 at 5:44 pm

      Oh how I love our Father’s and Savior’s wishes for His church to take our authority, authority over so many things we failed to be able to do in the past years, begone days of trials and some darkness of exactly what we were supposed to do, but as well is how to do it! Ever thankful am I for learning to rule and reign with our father’s instructions and our Father’s highest wish, that His children take their authority Christ bought back with His own life and blood.
      Thank You Jesus!

    • Peggy Berets on February 8, 2021 at 6:11 pm

      Bless the lord, Beautiful poem. Praying for God’s wisdom stature and favor always for America and our President.

    • Gwen Ricks on February 8, 2021 at 6:21 pm

      Thank you Sister Billye, love the words they are true and we stand firmly on the Masters word!
      This great nation belongs to Him who sits on the throne and we declare victory over the United States of America!
      This book has been our go too!

    • Linda barnett on February 8, 2021 at 10:19 pm

      Toda Rabba!!! Such a powerful poem… I read that aloud… with zeal!

      • Heather Barnett on February 10, 2021 at 2:35 am

        Yes It is great..! You have a great surname..! ????

      • Andy miller on February 10, 2021 at 9:35 am

        Yes, i also read it aloud in my house with zeal. With a voice so loud that my city could hear me!

    • Chris rinard on February 9, 2021 at 1:34 am

      Thank you!! I just read it when I got home from work. So good!!

    • Richard Craig on February 9, 2021 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you Billye “Marie of Migdal” for digging up our Jewish roots once again and bringing us another nugget!

    • trena jones on February 12, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      thank you and right on time

    • T.J. on March 2, 2021 at 7:27 am

      1loved this poem I will reflect and do it

  2. Donna on February 8, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Powerful poem I remember the 1st time reading it in the book and seeing it again and again always encourages Thank you Billye Brim your leadership is so appreciated! Bless you!!

    • Shane Kirk on February 8, 2021 at 3:44 pm

      … on my knees 3:15 praying –
      i rise up to Jesus answering me through your email!
      Thank you dear mom Brim.

    • C on February 9, 2021 at 12:17 pm

      Praise the Lord !! I am writing it in my daily journal to confess everyday !
      Blessings to you !

  3. Patricia Ball on February 8, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Very timely !!

    Thank you

  4. Margie Newsom on February 8, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you Sister Billye, for this wonderful poem. I shall confess and Decree I may, I can, I must, I will, The purpose of my GOD fulfill.!!!

    • Grace on February 8, 2021 at 5:22 pm

      Praise God, praise God! I can, I will, I must in Jesus’ Name.

    • Janet Burke on February 8, 2021 at 5:51 pm


    • T.J. on February 17, 2021 at 4:31 pm

      Yes yes yes

  5. Donine Wellman on February 8, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Here’s one I (and the Holy Spirit) wrote together that you might like:

    “Jesus is Coming” POEM

    Jesus warrior King and shelter for Your own.
    Justice and Judgment dwell with You upon Your holy throne.
    You’re excellent in power, mercy shines on Your face.
    The whole earth trembles before You
    And reverently fears Your name.

    Fire devours before Your army,
    behind them a burning flame.
    We live in Days of Heaven on Earth
    set strong in battle array.
    We put on our armor daily,
    and put on the Lord Jesus Christ.
    As men of war we march in formation
    everyone in their own lane.

    We do not break rank as our Commander in Chief
    gives us orders for the day.
    The earth quakes before us–The enemy restrained.
    We go forth as one in Your Name,
    Advancing Your Kingdom, covering the Earth
    Your Glory falls like rain.
    Let justice run down like water,
    and righteousness flow as a stream.

    These are mere fringes of Your force
    We are weapons in Your hand
    By You we decree justice
    By You righteousness stands.
    We thresh and pulverize mountains
    that stand in Your way
    Your angels assist us when we speak Your Word
    no obstacles and hindrances can stay.

    These are the very best of times for those who abide.
    A time for courage that consumes all fear
    no time for prejudice or pride.
    You purchased the world with Your own precious blood–
    the treasure is Your Bride.
    With a Mighty shout You’ll take Her out
    So she will always be at Your side.

    Jesus is Coming! The Bride’s getting ready!
    All Power and Praise to the King!
    Jesus is Coming! The Bride’s getting ready!
    All Power and Praise to the King!

  6. wwp15 on February 8, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Reminds me of– “To strive to seek to find—& NOT to yield!!!!!” — from Tennyson? But in the Spirit????❤️

  7. Linda Ironfield on February 8, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Can we get a copy of that poem I would love to have one

    • Jeane Batty on February 8, 2021 at 6:03 pm

      Blessings to your important ministry in the Body of Christ.

  8. Evelyn on February 8, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    I really like that. Been awhile since I read that one. I’m going to copy it to my journal I think. I used to send poems out in cards to the old timers. They’ve all moved to heaven and I’m the old timer now. Haha
    My mama liked to recite poems. My birthday is in June and she’d always say; “What is so rare as a day in June, if ever it be so fair… ” She was born in 1923 and she knew lots of poetry. I miss her.

  9. Terry on February 8, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you Billye for sharing your keen insights of the hidden gems the scriptures of God avail to us exactly when we need it !

  10. Billye Brim on February 8, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Yes. It is in the fly leaf of Authority of the Believer by John A. MacMillan. Available from Billye Brim Ministries.

  11. Melinda Faircloth on February 8, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing

  12. Anne V. McVicker on February 8, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    I keep his book with me along with my bibles. I daily
    declare in agreement Mr. MacMillian’s awesome prayer which is on page 27.
    Also, I declare in agreement his confession of authority on page 28.

    It has been so long since I have re-read this powerful book, that I had forgotten that it also contained the
    wonderful prayer of the authority that we have through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Time to again re-read the book!

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    • Brendan Johnston on February 9, 2021 at 4:32 am

      Onwards and Upwards. Such Good Value that clearly defines the purpose and action of His Kingdom come, His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. These are words of living action for today, for now.
      Thank you.

  13. Garry on February 8, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Greeting sister Billye: Thankyou, for sharing another time worthy and timeless jewel from the past that resounds great truth and and insight for the listening audience of February 2021 and beyond. Garry

  14. Chelsea on February 8, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Amen and amen! The Lord has been speaking to me about standing in my authority. I just reread Kenneth Hagin’s book and I’ve been listening to John McMillan’s audio book and watching all of Kenneth Hagin’s teachings on the believer’s authority. ????

  15. Jo on February 8, 2021 at 5:10 pm


  16. Shelia Gwillim on February 8, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Love it thank you so much for teaching me to pray!!

  17. Wendy Brown on February 8, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    thank-you so much for your insights and this poem, you have helped me so much in learning to pray effectively. God Bless you ! Praise God for you.

  18. Jamie Roberts on February 8, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    I may, I can, I trust, I will, The purpose of my God fulfill!!! Amen!!!

  19. Deborah Switzer on February 8, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    My dream is that you would have a daily program. No repeats. All programs archived. You are so down to earth in a supernatural way. If that makes sense. Shalom shalom.

  20. Juli Solnick on February 8, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you, Sister Billye. Wonderful and encouraging. Have written this now in my prayer journal to edify my faith daily. Powerful. Hugs and rich blessings to you for sharing.

  21. Lana Osborn on February 8, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    I love this and choose to do it!!

  22. Paula Roman on February 8, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Wow! Just what I needed to read on this day, at this moment! God is so faithful & so are you wonderful Billye Brim! Thank you so much!

  23. Yeli Vale on February 8, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks Ms Billye❣️A good reminder and advise to follow and to put into action. And may our reverence toward GOD increases even more, that we, all together may value more what The FATHER has given us in JESUS.

  24. Elizabeth Espinoza-McCormick on February 8, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Thank you Sister Brim for sharing your lovely poem.

  25. Susanna Lorg on February 8, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Love it! Such a timely reminder… I make it my confession. I may, I can, I must, I will, the purpose of God I will fulfill!

    • Annie Session on February 9, 2021 at 6:41 am

      Thank you ms. Billye by the grace of God we as children of God we can and must do His will. God bless. Annie Session

    • Ronelia Hughes on February 9, 2021 at 8:41 am

      Thank You Sister Billye for those words of encouragement. It reminds us that as we activate the promises, Victory is guaranteed!

  26. Petra Allen on February 8, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Amen and Amen oh how I needed this today what encouragement for me I wrote it on an index card and will be reading this every day out loud to myself it is so needed in this day and age we are living in oh the enemy is trying to discourage and bring fear to the heart of Jesus’ believers and I am resisting the spirit of fear in the Name of Jesus I can I must I will be thou removed Depart

  27. J.D. on February 9, 2021 at 1:34 am


  28. Vicki Wolfe on February 9, 2021 at 6:45 am

    Thank you for being a powerful, obedient, anointed Proverbs 31 type of woman!

  29. Ronelia Hughes on February 9, 2021 at 8:29 am

    Fitting words of fighting a good warfare every believer should live by. We rule and reign from a position of victory. We have the VICTORY! VICTORY! VICTORY!

  30. Pat Jennings on February 9, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Thank you so much for your Faithfulness to the body of JESUS.

  31. Erlinda Romo on February 9, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Loved this poem!!! I also love writing poems…love you Billye❤

  32. Sheila Murrell on February 9, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you Sister Billye!

  33. Vjera Shaney on February 10, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Shalom Shalom
    I may, I can, I must, I will…. for the first time make a comment on a blog (I use 0 social media, no FB even) and post a poem that Holy Spirit helped me to verbalize after I heard words “What is her faith?” in the dream on 3/12/20.
    Thank you sister Billye for everything that you do. I got to know you from watching TBN…, I use Complete Jewish Study Bible ( it’s poetical and it’s signing to me, other translations speaks to me) in this particular blog word “Poetry” got my attention, it just spoke to my spirit …and the last two lines did their job. And I better hit the “submit comment” button at the end????

    What is your faith?
    My soul, put up the sail and leave the harbor
    You have the anchor – the Word of God
    Be strong, be bold, don’t be afraid
    Be satisfied with what you’ve got.

    For God Himself has said to you
    He will never fail or abandon you,
    Because you love Him- He will recuse you
    You call on Him and He will answer you.

    “The grass dries up, the flower fades;
    But the Word of God will stand forever.”

    So, what seems to be a problem? What troubles you?
    Some worldly cares? Your pains?
    Your worries between your ears?
    Stir up the gifts! Stir up your hunger
    And boldly come before His throne

    To worship Him and give Him praise.
    You are the child of the Most High.
    Put on the garment of praise!
    In Jesus name lift up your hands,
    Surrender all and praise!

    No matter what, remember this:
    His grace is enough!
    So, get off your case
    And flip the switch.

  34. Barbara Knowles on February 10, 2021 at 7:58 am



    Meant to be At ONE with GOD
    Only possible
    Through the SHED BLOOD
    Of HIS SON
    Not through the “Works”
    We have done – YESHUA
    JESUS looks for faith In us –
    That we look to HIM!
    Then all things are Possible
    HE said it –
    Never “dread” it!
    That which is a
    “Block” in your life –
    Speak to that Mountain –
    And you will SEE
    Your FAITH grow
    From a Seed
    To a TREE.

    Matthew 17:20 ~ Ephesians 2:8-9
    As Received by Barbara Knowles
    Copyright © 1996

  35. Susan Nolte on February 10, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you,Billye!. Ive been using the poem daily as a war cry against the strategies of the enemy! Today I decided to use it against this terrible arctic blast that is affecting so many! if we can speak to tornadoes, we should be able to speak to a mountain of arctic air!!

  36. Dan Tovar on February 11, 2021 at 4:09 am

    40 years have come and gone. After reading Brother Hagins book “In the Name of Jesus”, a huge 9-10′ foot demon walked through the metal prison wall. As the gift of “Discerning of spirits” was in operation. Curious in what direction he would go, I closed my eyes, sunk my head back into my pillow, awaiting a minute to spy on his where about.
    I opened my eyes as he stood beside my second level double bunk, in fear I “my spirit man sunk into the center of my being” I cried out,” God help me”! In silence I hopefully waited,
    I suddenly knew God the Father and Jesus sitting by his side observing my dilemma, my God our Heavenly Father’s voice spoke these three words “GREATER IS HE”
    These words impacted my spirit man with power, my spirit man enlarged with MIGHTY COURAGEOUS STRENGTH!
    Instantly the words, I read raced through my mind and the power in JESUS’ NAME ENPOWERED ME!
    I became fearless, turn my face towards this huge demon and I spoke what I had been taught.
    “IN THE NAME OF JESUS LEAVE’ HE DIDN’T MOVE THEN AGAIN I BLASTED HIM ,” IN JESUS NAME LEAVE, NOW”, he turned and began desending into the ground.

  37. Diana George on February 11, 2021 at 8:41 pm


  38. Kay on February 13, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    When we read we think,
    When we think we begin to know
    When we know we begin to understand…
    Then we become doers of the Word of God.
    May we do what the Holy Spirit leads us to do and for certain it is prayer for our nation and leaders. Crc

  39. Becky on February 17, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Awesome! Thank you

  40. T.J. on March 2, 2021 at 7:27 am

    1loved this poem I will reflect and do it

  41. Ann on November 7, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Listening to your son, Cip? at Gracelife Church today…Lincoln, California… So delighted to be introduced to you through Chip, and your website on the Internet!! Praise God!

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