Authority

The Two Forces of Heaven, part 5

The Two Forces of Heaven, part 5

In war, power displaces while authority replaces. This is also true of spiritual warfare on an individual, corporate and even regional level. The power of God displaces the enemy for a season, but what keeps him out of a heart, relationship or region is renewed obedience to God’s authority.

Contradiction...Authority

Contradiction...Authority

It’s amazing how you can read the bible and always find something new, or maybe something you haven’t noticed before. This time, for me, it was what I assumed to be a contradiction. Matthew and Luke both tell the story of the centurion, however one says he personally came to Jesus and the other says they never even met.

The Two Forces of Heaven

The Two Forces of Heaven

Power and authority can be readily illustrated by two elements of a policeman’s equipment. An officer’s gun gives him power. It provides the force to stop a criminal in his tracks. But he also has a badge; it represents his authority. It authorizes him to use the power in his holster.