Do not be afraid, I have good news! Jesus has all authority! That’s a powerful statement that He has all authority. Today, we are in Luke 20:1-8, where the Pharisees come and question Jesus. And I just want to read one verse to you. In verse 2, the Pharisees come to Him and they say this, “Tell us by what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you this authority?” They question Jesus’ authority.
These Pharisees were the scholars, they were the smart guys. And then Jesus shows up on the scene and flips the script and says, “The Kingdom of God is near,” and they’re looking for a warring king. And He comes as a servant, washing people’s feet. And it was blowing their boxes of what they thought the Messiah would be. And so they’re questioning His authority.
But I have good news! Jesus has all authority. And so when we come into agreement with that truth, that Jesus carries all the authority, like in John 14:6 He says, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” When we believe that, when we know that He has absolute authority in our lives, and we live that way according to the word of God, that He is the way out of things that we’re stuck in. He is the way into the promises. He is the way into your calling. He is the way into freedom and healing and breakthrough. That He is the truth that sets us free, because He has all authority.
He doesn’t just have some. He doesn’t just have some for me, but none for you. He has all authority. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. We say that, and it’s a good phrase and it sounds powerful, but have you thought about what that means? Of all the kings in the earth, He is THE King of all the kings. Of all the things that people call “lord,” He’s the Lord of all the lords. He’s number one, He’s the top dog, however you want to put it. He has all authority.
And so when you come to Him, He can help. And I want to encourage you with that today in this Christmas season. You might be going through some things. You know, it’s an exciting time of the year, but sometimes it can be sad, sometimes it can be discouraging, because things haven’t happened and we’re at the end of another year. It can be sad because it’s your first Christmas or your 50th Christmas without a loved one. There’s lots of things, but He has all authority and He can bring you into hope and joy and peace and love, because He has ALL authority.
So I just pray that you would seek Him in this season. I pray that you would spend time in the Word (He is the Word), getting to know Him and being encouraged by Him as He speaks to you through the Word of God. I bless you with encounters with Jesus, and that as you surrender where you felt like you had to do it all, that you would hand it over and allow Him to be the biggest authority in your life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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