Saturday, May 12, 2012

Authority

30 Days with Jesus

Day 27 - John 18 v 19 - 19 v 16

"You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above." - Matt 19 v 11

The picture.
A lone man.
A captive.
Beaten.
Bound.

against

The Jewish rulers
A rented mob
and the Empire of Rome in the shape of Pontius Pilate the Prefect of Judea

To the naked eye it was clear to see where the authority lay.
But Jesus knew that authority lay at that moment and throughout History with God the Father.

Appearances were deceiving.

Because the "man" with seemingly no authority later explained that he had ALL authority and he was now going to give it to his followers.

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them int the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." - Matthew 28 v 18-20

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