During worship yesterday I was reminded about being a distillery manager, and about the authority given to me in that job. The Senior Site Manager gave me authority to run the site, backing me in front of the operators even if I made a mistake.
If this happened we spoke about it in his office, but my authority at the site was never removed.
This made me think about the authority we have been given here on earth by God the Father.
We are His representatives here, His ambassadors, and we have been given His authority to deal with sickness and disease for example.
With authority comes the responsibility to act, and with that comes the possibility of making mistakes.
We all make mistakes, in many areas of our lives, including our walk with the Lord. Yet, even when we make mistakes the Lord does not take away His authority.
Through the Holy Spirit and through His Word He will guide us, council us, and enable us to yield His authority in a more appropriate manner.
Jesus gave His disciples His authority, and He has done the same for us.
Jesus went back to His Father so that the Holy Spirit could come and enable His disciples with power, and He has done the same for us.
You have been given the same power and authority that the disciples received; do not be afraid to use it.
The disciples made mistakes, and we make mistakes, but that does not mean we should be worried about using the authority given to us freely by the Lord.
We are His ambassadors here on earth, and He will not take away His authority. So use it, and make a difference; use the power and authority you have to change lives!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have given me Your power and Your authority to set people free”.
Matthew 10 v 7 and 8…..And as ye go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give