Revelation of the Word:
Revelation of the Word 24/09/2021 Admin
THEME: AUTHORITY OF CHRIST
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
-The authority of Christ over all in the heavens and the earth is clear and His desire that all would love and serve Him becomes evident. As His disciples, we are to acknowledge openly our allegiance to Christ by the seal of baptism and the baptism by fire through the impartation of the Holy Spirit. Jesus has given us the authority to evangelize His gospel of truth as we bring many to Him in season and out of season, online and offline, for the glory and honor of His name. His seal is upon us His children and we have the sure hope of rejoicing with Him forever.
Jesus is fully God and fully Man. He is the God head of the church, the Beginning, the Firstborn from the dead (Colossians 1:18). All authority has made certainly resident in Him and will now be channeled in His effort to rescue the world. This is all the authority needed to make disciples, and making disciples is the one thing Jesus has authorized His people to do. Since we are God’s workmanship created in advance to do good works (Ephesians 2:10), we are called to seek and follow His divine will. Christ has equipped us with unique gifts, some teachers, others apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, for the work of service that we may become mature and attain His whole measure of fullness in Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13). His authority is also present in His word as He is the true word. He calls us to go into all the nations proclaiming His word for all authority belongs to Him. Jesus calls His disciples to Himself and gives us the authority to drive out impure spirits, and to heal every disease and sickness (Matthew 10:1). Jesus is Lord over all in heaven, on earth and under the earth. He had authority to lay His own life for our sins and no one could cause His death apart from His Father who is full of love, and no one had power to judge Him including His critics, but only He has authority to judge for He is the Son of Man (John 5:26-27). Jesus has authority over nature. He walked on water (Matthew 14:26), calm the storms and the waves (Mark 4:39). Jesus has authority over demonic spirits and He cast them out of a defeated man (Luke 4:33-37). Jesus has authority over all diseases. He healed the woman with the issue of blood (Mark 5:25-34), the man at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-15), the paralytic (Matthew 9:6-8), and heals our sicknesses and wounds today. Jesus has authority over sin and death, and has defeated all powers and authorities and made a public spectacle of them and distinguished Himself as the ultimate Authority (Colossians 2:15). He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and all angels, authorities and powers are subject to Him (1 Peter 3:22). We are then reminded to hold fast our faith in him, serve Him and do His will and we will never be disappointed.
You are worthy our Lord and Savior, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being. You are worthy Lamb of God, who was slain, to receive power, wealth, wisdom, strength, authority, honor, glory and praise. Empower us dear Jesus to always be faithful in proclaiming Your gospel of truth. Prepare our hearts and the hearts of all those we evangelize to that they may hear Your word and come to You. Help us to walk according to Your divine will merciful Savior. Enlighten our steps in our purposes and guide us everywhere that we go. Guide the steps of our president and all our leaders that the policies that they implement may not be oppressive but filled with life. Give life Holy Spirit to all our relationships and marriages that we may stand upon Your love. Give life to all those who are jobless that they may find meaningful employment and job opportunities. Shine Your face upon all those who are waiting on You for marriage that You may answer all their prayers and hearts desire. Answer all our prayers and hearts desires dear Jesus. Thank You Father for You always hear us. May Your eternal life always be found in us that we may have life in abundance. Thank You for assuring us that You will be with us until the end of the age. We worship You and give You praise dear Jesus, now and forever. May You bless us and keep us dear God. May You make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us. May You lift up Your countenance upon us and give us peace. Amen
Further reading: Matthew 11:27, John 3:35
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