Matthew 8:5-10

Having Authority by Being Under Authority


Matthew 8:5-10 and when Jesus entered Capernaum a centurion came to Him imploring Him and saying Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home fearfully tormented and Jesus said to him I will come and heal him but the centurion said Lord I’m not worthy for you to come under my roof but just say the word and my servant will be healed for I am also a man under authority with soldiers under me I say to this one go and he goes and to another come and he comes and to my slave do this and he does it now when Jesus heard this He marveled and said to those who were following truly I say to you I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel what is it that would cause the son of God to marvel it says Jesus marveled He was astonished what astonished Him the faith of this man and the amazing thing this was not a man who was a part of Israel he was not a part of the covenant this was a gentile man and Yeshua said this man has more faith than anyone of the household of faith this man has a greater understanding of what faith actually is what is it that He’s talking about here He’s talking about the exercise of authority this man understood that when authority is released power goes with that authority he understood the power of a word he understood that Yeshua could just speak a word and it would release power from God to bring healing to his servant that Yeshua didn’t need to physically go there and lay hands on him that His word released authority so the question would be how do we get that kind of authority all of us would like to walk in that authority and of course the truth is if you’re a believer in Jesus the Messiah you already have that authority that’s what came with covenant but many have never learned how to walk in that authority and here he reveals a principle this man said I am a man under authority and I understand that when my boss speaks and he releases authority I obey his command and so I understand that when you speak all of creation has to obey you because you are God almighty and Yeshua said wow I wish everybody would get that revelation that’s the revelation that we need today when God has given a word when he has spoken all of creation must obey what He has said and He has given us authority to speak in His name to release His word on planet earth that’s something that I believe God wants us to get hold of today the fact that I don’t have authority because I speak because I say something no I have authority because I’m under authority I’m rightly related in my family rightly related in the body of Messiah to pastors to leaders to congregational leaders over me rightly related in society rightly related to God understanding that it’s His authority that’s been delegated to me and when I speak His word it releases His power not my word in and of itself that has any authority or any power His word because I’m under His authority releases His power so I just pray that today you grab hold of that revelation that God’s word releases authority that we would have that same revelation that this centurion had you don’t even need to come to my house Lord you have given your word let me grab hold of your word and by the words of my mouth agree with what you’ve said and release your word which releases the power of the Holy Spirit on this earth to accomplish healing to accomplish salvation to accomplish restoration to accomplish everything that God has promised by covenant so let’s pray Father I just pray today that you would give each one of us the revelation this centurion had that we would abide under the authority you have placed us under and that we would learn to operate in the authority that you have given us Father let us understand the power of your word and the authority that you’ve given us in the mighty name of Yeshua Amen


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