1/16/14 BIBLE PASSAGE (Luke 9:1-17)
Jesus Christ charged his disciples to preach gospel at all times, and he backed their ministries with power to perform signs and wonders. The scripture reported, “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick” (Luke 9:1-3).
Jesus Christ has the highest authority that ever exists. In fact, the scripture expresses the magnitude of Jesus’ power and said, “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11). Meanwhile, Jesus Christ has decided to share his power privilege with his followers. He said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen! (Matthew 28:19-20).
What a wonderful power that Jesus possesses! I attach myself with this power, and I am determined to use it to a full extent. I will use the authority of Jesus to preach gospel; I will use it to perform signs and wonders, and I will glorify God with it! I greatly rejoice to discover God’s strength, and I declare myself the most fortunate person on earth for it. Yes, I am a champion in the faith of Jesus Christ! Amen.