In John 13, we learn this about Jesus. It says, “Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God. So he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” You’re probably familiar with this story. This is Jesus at the Last Supper. And something really caught my attention as I read this one day and it was this, it says that Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under His power that He had come from God to earth, and He was returning back to the Father.
He knew His authority, and this is what He did: He served. If you want to look like Jesus today, if that is the cry of your heart, you can do one thing, one very easy thing: serve somebody. When you serve someone, you step into the nature of Christ, because He did not come to be served. It says He came to serve. And so the very nature of Jesus on the earth, and even now as He intercedes for us in heaven, is to serve humanity. And when you get the Spirit of God in you, service should be the overflow of that relationship. When you understand your authority, you will serve.
When you see people who are serving, they normally understand their authority. And I want to encourage you with this. We do not serve to get approval. We serve because we’ve been approved. We do not serve to get, we serve because of what we’ve got. And so today I want to encourage you. One, understand that as a Christian, you have authority, and two, with authority, you serve. We don’t lord things over people. We’re not dictators. We actually come underneath and we lift each other up. This is the call of the body of Christ.
And I believe that if you step into that and you walk in that, that you will become a change agent in the world around you, whether you’re a single mom, whether you work at a high-rise in a city, whether you’re a janitor at a high school, whatever it is you find yourself doing. If you purpose to serve others all the time, everywhere to out serve everybody, you will gain influence, and your authority will be recognized and heaven will move through you.
So I just want to pray for you, that you would understand your authority today and that a serving revolution would happen through you. So Lord Jesus, I invite your Holy Spirit to just rest upon the people viewing this video. And I thank you for a revelation for the authority that we carry as Christians. And I asked you for an urgency to enter into our hearts, that we would serve our brothers and sisters, and that we would become known in the world as the people that serve. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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