Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Humility and Authority

‘Here is a teaching that is new’ they said ‘and with authority behind it: he gives orders even to unclean spirits and they obey him.’

 Jesus enters the synagogue. He teaches with a new authority. To demonstrate this he casts out an unclean spirit from a man and people are amazed.

Jesus is just starting his ministry and he chooses to demonstrate who He truly is by the casting out of a Demon. He could have chosen other miracles but confronting the spiritual world gave the greatest demonstration of who he truly was.

Jesus tells the church that we can do even greater things than he once we have received power from on high. This is either true or not. I can have the same authority as Jesus when I act in his name and in his way. His way is the way of humility yet it is also the way of authority.

Lord Jesus, I ask for humility and authority that your power may be demonstrated through me for your glory. Amen.
Little Flower, please pray for me.

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