Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Pattern of Authority and Power

UV 2834/10000 The Pattern of Authority and Power
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth
Matthew 28 v 18

Jesus was in a position of some power while He was ministering to people and healed many of all kinds of diseases affecting the mind, the eyes, the ears, the skin, the nerves, the blood, the heart. He also demonstrated power over nature when He commanded nature over the stormy Sea of Galilee. Even when He was arrested He demonstrated His power by restoring the severed ear of the servant of the High Priest that had been cut off in anger by one of his disciples. In the days that followed and on the cross as He was dying, He submitted Himself willingly to a position of no power like a lamb that is about to be slaughtered. But, after His resurrection, He confirmed that all power of heaven and earth was given to Him. Jesus, the Christ or the anointed One to first __do_ the good news of salvation and then announce it, had become Jesus Christ, the Lord and King of Kings. Jesus is sovereign over all the earth, the heavens and Heaven itself. He had come into His own as the Lion of Judah. He has power and authority over the living and the dead. He is raised to the right hand of the throne of the Father and He is exalted far above every principality, power, might, dominion, authority and far above every person or creature named in this world and in the world to come. His power and authority vests in His very name and when we invoke His name, that power and authority is released. All power and authority of Jesus vests in the Holy Spirit who is now God on earth administering, guiding, leading on His behalf.

Jesus today has power over life and death, over all diseases, over all mishaps, over all contests and competition, over all struggles and conflicts, over all creatures and all people, over all angels and demons, over all spirits, over the past, present and future. All things in heaven and earth were delivered to Him to administer and rule. It lies in His province to decide whom to save and whom not to show mercy to. It is His discretion to delegate His authority and power to whom He choses. He spoke this uni-verse to His disciples to begin the process of transforming them from mere disciples or learners to being apostles. No longer did they have to fear what humans can do to them. No longer were they to fear their persecutors however high and mighty for the One who sat over them had commissioned them and given them His authority and power.

Jesus as the first born of God, the Father has authority to execute judgement on earth and in heaven on behalf of the Father. He has power over all flesh and has authority to give eternal life to whomever He choses. Jesus fulfils the prophetic word that came from Daniel of a stone that is not cut with human hands that destroys the power, authority and grandeur of successive kingdoms and empires of the earth and fills the earth with Zion- the mountain of the Lord. The significance of this uni-verse for believers is that we who are powerless have derived authority and power from Jesus’s impartation. He has imparted the anointing of His authority and power upon us to execute judgement on earth, to preach the good news of deliverance and eternal life to the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to spiritual captives, breaking every bondage and setting them free by the Truth that is Jesus.

Prateep V Philip

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