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Authority and Forgiveness

John Bevere


This course covers the dangers of falling into the devil’s trap of offense, urging forgiveness and release to avoid deception and isolation. John Bevere emphasizes the importance of being under God’s authority, respecting leaders, and cultivating obedience to avoid rebellion’s consequences.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to let go of offenses
  • How to forgive
  • Delegated levels of authority


1. The Bait of Satan

This session warns about the devil’s trap of offense, which affects ministers and believers alike, leading from offense to betrayal and isolation. John Bevere emphasizes the importance of forgiveness and seeking release from offense to avoid deception and grow in love.

2. Under Cover

This session discusses the importance of being under God’s authority and the various levels of delegated authority, including civil, family, social, and church authority. John Bevere highlights the significance of submission and respect towards leaders, emphasizing the consequences of rebellion and the need to cultivate a heart of obedience.

Course Preview

Authority and Forgiveness 

Brad Andrews sits down with Dr. Berin Gilfillan to disucss navigating forgiveness and authority.

About the Instructor

John Bevere

John Bevere is a best-selling author and minister. Along with his wife, Lisa, he founded Messenger International, an organization established to teach, reach, and rescue. His books have been translated into over 90 languages and millions of copies have sold, including The Bait of Satan, Driven by Eternity, Under Cover, Relentless, The Fear of the Lord, Breaking Intimidation, and Extraordinary.

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