All Authority

Who do you believe has authority? Who has authority over your life? Do you recognize the authority? Do you ignore authority? Do you acknowledge there is authority over you? Or do you think you are your own authority?

Many of us have questioned authority at some point in our lives. It is especially true when we are young. Yet, some of us continue to buck authority into our later years of life. Why? Perhaps we hate to admit we are not really in control.

We often wonder how some people came into authority. We scratch our heads. We talk about it with friends and family. Yet, it continues. It goes beyond our belief. It is as though there is a force behind it all.

Despite what we may think about authorities here on this earth, there is a greater authority. His name is Jesus. He has been given authority over it all. All the earth. All people. Even over life and death. He is the only one who can grant us eternal life.

The Father gave the Son all authority. Jesus has the authority to grant eternal life to whomever He pleases. And He pleases to grant it to those who believe in Him.

Jesus has the authority to carry out His will today. He can do anything that fits within His plan to draw people to Him. He can use any one of us who are willing to participate in His plan. Are we willing? May each of us be so.

I pray we all submit to the authority of Jesus. I pray we acknowledge His authority over our lives. I pray each one of us are willing to participate in His plan. Jesus has all authority. Jesus has authority over the earth. Jesus has authority over all people. Jesus is executing His plan. Be willing to participate with Him.

John 17:1-3 “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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