Monday, February 15, 2010
Which is easier: to say, Your sins are forgiven you, or to say, Arise and walk about? But that you may know that the Son of Man has the power of authority and right on earth to forgive sins, He said to the paralyzed man, I say to you, arise, pick up your stretcher and go to your own house! And instantly the man stood up before them and picked up what he had been lying on and went away to his house, praising and thanking God.
Blessed and happy are those who cleanse their garments, that they might have the authority and right to approach the tree of life and to enter through the gates into the city.
For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature] And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [ in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead-Father, Son and Holy Spirit- and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [ of every angelic principality and power].
God disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in the cross.
Jesus.. said to them, All authority (all power and rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go then and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days and on every occasion to the very close of the age.
I can take no credit for any of these. They are straight from the Bible. Jesus has All authority and the right to use it as given Him by the Father. He has given to us also authority. Through Him we have the right and authority to possess that which Adam lost. We can go in confidence knowing He walks with us and nothing has the power to hurt us any more. For we fight not against flesh and blood but against powers and authorities in the spiritual realm. Thank you Jesus.