Do We Understand Authority?

 luke10-17      I am thankful I can say somewhat like the Centurion, “I am a woman under authority and I understand authority!” These are just some of the scriptures the Lord clearly impressed upon me in my thirties and said, “Come follow me!” Though this is clearly in Scripture, and He confirmed it t o me in immeasurable ways, I got a lot of persecution for believing His truth and following His Word to me.

     In honor of Donald Trump I want to call this, like I usually do: (ONE) 1 Corinthians 11:1 “Imitate me, just as I imitate Christ .2 I praise and appreciate you because you remember me in everything and you firmly hold to the [a]traditions [the substance of my instructions], just as I have passed them on to you. 3 But I want you to understand that Christ is the head (authority over) of every man, and man is the head of woman, and God is the head of Christ……….8 For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man; 9 for indeed man was not created for the sake of woman, but woman for the sake of man.” 

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the
husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself
being the Savior of the body.…
Esther 1:22 He sent dispatches to all parts of the kingdom, to each province in its
own script and to each people in their own language, proclaiming that every man
should be ruler over his own household, using his native tongue.”
     I will not say I was perfect in every jot and tittle of my life, but it did become my
core because He asked me to follow Him. I am so extremely thankful I did. Because
now I clearly understand what He meant when He spoke to the Centurion:
Matthew 8:5 “As Jesus went into Capernaum, a [b]centurion came up to Him,
begging Him [for help], 6 and saying,“Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed,
with intense and terrible, tormenting pain.” 7 Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal
him.” 8 But the centurion replied to Him, “Lord, I am not worthy to have You come
under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I also am
a man subject to authority [of a higher rank], with soldiers subject to me; and I say to
one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do
this!’ and he does it.” 10 When Jesus heard this, He was amazed and said to those
who were following Him, “I tell you truthfully, I have not found such great faith [as this]
with anyone in Israel.”
     So as we understand authority, being subject to authority, we understand the truth
about the authority He has entrusted to us as His ambassadors on the earth.Every jot
and tittle of His Word is true, and every jot and title is FINISHED:) WE ARE THE
     Father help us to fulfill the great commission you have entrusted to us. Let our
faith be great like the Centurion in Scripture who honored you by understanding the
power in Your Words.  May we grow in wisdom by submitting to the the authorities
you have placed in our lives. May we use this wisdom to exercise this authority over
all of the work of the enemy. Thank you that, “It is finished!”

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