The Authority Figure
Authority is a very strong word. Last Sunday I preached on the Authority and Power of Jesus. This was a topic full of boldness and strength because in the book of Luke where we were going over Jesus was teaching in the synagogue with Full power and Authority.
When we think of this we have seen all throughout the Bible of several figures of Authority but they have all fell short and when we think of how could they, well it’s simple and it’s clear they were not God. When Jesus spoke people stopped and listened and whether they believed him or not it’s clear that they haven’t heard anything like that before. This was surprising to the people to hear someone with much confidence and clarity and spoke clearly about the promises of his Father.
When we think of authoritative figures I used the example of our biological fathers and how they are the spiritual leaders and the figures in the home for discipline, same thing with God. God will be the father that disciplines just like he did in the Old Testament with Israel
It’s the same when we go for judgement. Without repentance and turning away from our sin then Judgement will happen and why? Because of his power and Authority and the same Authority he gave the mediator his son Jesus Christ. Most of the time we imagine Jesus Christ as a hippie Jesus where it’s all about peace and Love and even though that is true and is the case he is also a Lord of Authority and he is clear with his demands from the father. If we ever think that our father is not in charge and he doesn’t demand things then we need to think of the crucifixion of his son where he spilled the wrath on him on the Cross which was the ultimate sacrifice for his elect and shows his ultimate Sovereignty.