1/12/14 BIBLE PASSAGE (Luke 8:1-25)
Jesus Christ performed many healing miracles, and he raised dead people; however, he performed some unfamiliar miracles as well. He spoke against storms and wind, and they obeyed him! In fact, an example of Jesus’ rare miracles is mentioned in the scripture, “Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.” And they launched out. But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!” (Luke 8:22-25).
The authority of Jesus Christ is forceful and powerful. The authority is undefeatable, and it causes Satan in disarray anytime it is used. Meanwhile, Christ has transferred the same unbeatable authority to his followers. He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 18:18). Therefore, everyone is encouraged to associate with Jesus and use his authority to overcome life crises. Anyone who faithfully reserves his trust in Jesus, and utilize his commanding authority will forever overcome life challenges.
I believe in Jesus Christ, and I am attaching myself with his authority. In fact, I am determined to immediately utilize Jesus’ authority. I command all challenging situations that surround my life to tremble in the name of Jesus Christ! I destroy Satan’s operations, and I triumph over him today and forever! For in the name of Jesus Christ I affirm my authority. Amen.