Daily Good News – You Have Authority

Jul 6, 2015 831

 

The people in Jesus’ audience “were amazed…for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes” (Mark 1:21-27).

Jesus had impressed his audience with revelatory teaching, and he had supernaturally demonstrated his authority by rebuking and casting out a demon.

At the beginning of the Bible story, Adam and Eve were commissioned to “rule over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Genesis 1:28). When our first parents sinned, they lost their right to rule, and Satan became the ruler of the world. One of the objectives of Jesus’ mission on this earth was to win back the authority over creation and ultimately restore it to his followers.

Just before his ascension, Jesus told his disciples: “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:18-20).

Jesus was able to reclaim full authority over heaven and earth, and restore it to every one of his followers. When this authority is combined with the power of the Holy Spirit, the Kingdom of darkness cannot stand. When we accept the authority given to us by our Saviour, we have the power to rebuke Satan and his work, and help restore God’s kingdom on earth. You have the authority, so use it well.

 

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