Do we understand authority 05-25-24

Good day everyone. I awoke today with the word authority in my spirit so I thought I would go into the Bible to find scripture that spoke on the subject. 

Today’s Prayer

Father, On this 25th day of May I come to you on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ everywhere to proclaim that you are the God of everything and we are not. You really don’t need our help to be God but you use us to bring glory to Your name and we thank You. Continue to challenge our spirits to be in your will at all times and we will be so ever careful to covet your precious gifts in Jesus’ name, Amen and Amen.

Let’s eat.

Do we understand authority?

JESUS and the Centurion


Matthew 8:5-13


5 When Jesus returned to Capernaum, a Roman officer came and pleaded with him, 6 “Lord, my young servant lies in bed, paralyzed and in terrible pain.” 7 Jesus said, “I will come and heal him.” 8 But the officer said, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. 9 I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it.” 10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to those who were following him, he said, “I tell you the truth, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel! 11 And I tell you this, that many Gentiles will come from all over the world—from east and west—and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the feast in the Kingdom of Heaven. 12 But many Israelites—those for whom the Kingdom was prepared—will be thrown into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13 Then Jesus said to the Roman officer, “Go back home. Because you believed, it has happened.” And the young servant was healed that same hour.

    The above scripture tells us that centurion came to Jesus and told Him of his servant who was paralyzed and in terrible suffering. He came because he believed Jesus could heal his servant. He told Jesus his problem and Jesus was willing to go with the centurion. But the centurion wouldn’t have it. He knew that Jesus, being under the authority of Heaven itself, didn’t have to see the servant to help him. The centurion understood authority. He understood that he himself had certain rights that his position granted him to have power over situations and people. He also was a man under authority. The centurion understood Jesus’ position and what power that position held in Heaven – the power to heal his servant if He chose to exercise that authority.

    When Jesus saw that the centurion understood this principle of authority and that He didn’t have to visit the servant to heal him, He acknowledged the centurion’s faith. Jesus knew it took great faith to understand authority and whether He had the authority to do what was being asked. God has placed a system of authority in our world that requires faith to operate under its boundaries: fathers over sons and daughters, employers over employees, government leaders over the people, church leaders over church members. These are authority structures God has placed in our lives to protect and guide us to His will. Some confuse position with worthiness or qualifications of that position. It is the position that God works through. The fact that an authority may not be a Christian may have no bearing on whether God can work through him as your authority. It is only when that authority counsels against a biblical mandate that we shouldn’t follow that person’s guidance.

Today, we find few who understand this system of authority God has ordained. It requires great faith to operate in this realm. Yet Jesus said that when we understand this, we demonstrate the kind of faith that He rarely sees in this day and age.


I’m Just Asking.

Quote of the Day

To acknowledge you were wrong yesterday is to acknowledge you are wiser today. 
~Charles Haddon Spurgeon~






Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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