Position, Authority & Power 1

Position, Authority & Power 1

Position, Authority & Power 1 150 150 Keir Tayler

I have done 14 years military training and been under military discipline. You don’t have to understand it but do it.
No questions, opinions suggestions or perspectives.
No feel like it, in right mood, if it pleases me, favorite duty. If one was caught sleeping on on guard duty – the result was a court martial. Because you failed to protect your own men. Harsh but real.

Jesus came with an authority that shook a nation:

Lk 4:36 And amazement came upon them all, and they began talking with one another, saying, “What is this message? For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they obey.
Act 17:6 “These men who have upset the world have come here also; and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.” They stirred up the crowd and the city authorities who heard these things.

A new King – Jesus. A kingdom with authority and power that needs to be decreed as was done in the past. Why? Well in the book of Acts the message shook the then world.

What was constantly said? And done?
What attracted all peoples?
How were towns/cities changed?
Was there a temple name that is talked about?
What attracted all peoples?
Is there a discipleship group name constantly referred to?
Is there a method of worship highlighted?
Who were most affected by what was said?
Who were most affected by what was done?

If you sent someone to represent you do you know they would accurately represent your heart to a city. If not you would never send them to represent you.
People have no right to carry out business in someone’s name unless:

  1. They know the person, that sent them.
  2. Know exactly what they have been commissioned to do and
  3. Can prove they have been sent by that person by doing signes and wonders to validate the message.

What was it that they had?

Mk 1:27 And they were all amazed, so they debated among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”
Lk 4:36 And amazement came upon them all, and they began talking with one another, saying, “What is this message? For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they obey.

They had the same authority that Jesus had and they exercised it the same way because they were sent.