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So Now That We Know, What Will We Do
Have you ever wondered if you’re doing everything you’re supposed to be doing on earth? If so, consider this. Satan offered Jesus all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. (Mt 4:8) Jesus stood against Satan’s temptation and by doing so, He received God’s gift to Him -“all authority in heaven and on earth.” (Mt 28:18) With heaven’s highest authority, Jesus tells us, His followers, in Mt 28:19-20 what we are to be doing during our time on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” So now that we know, what will we do?
Jesus, we praise You, Son of God who has all AUTHORITY in heaven and on earth.
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Praise Jesus, Who Has All AUTHORITY
Satan offered Jesus all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. (Mt 4:8) Jesus refused his offer. However, He received God’s gift: AUTHORITY. Jesus has “all authority in heaven and on earth.” (Mt 28:18) With that authority, He speaks to us. (See Mt 28:19-20) Some people acknowledge Christ’s authority and submit their will to Him. Others act like Jesus isn’t God and go their merry way – living however they like. But life is not a game. It’s not “flip a coin” and see if I feel like obeying Christ’s teachings. He came FROM heaven TO earth to save us from sin. Sin is eternally deadly. Are we so inundated with it, we’ve become comfortable with sin? Or, are we appalled by our sin and go the Lord in repentance; asking for His empowerment to overcome it? Jesus has all authority in heaven and earth. His authority is not something to be dismissed; but rather, humbly acknowledged and bowed to.
Our Lord, Jesus, You have all AUTHORITY in heaven and on earth. Forgive us when we read Your teachings and then dismiss them as if we were reading Dear Abby’s suggestions. You are LORD and we are Your servants. May we never forget that, and may we humbly bow to Your authority.
Praise to Jesus who has ALL AUTHORITY in Heaven & On Earth
When Jesus walked on earth, the crowds were awestruck by His authority over demons, sickness, and forgiving sins. Before His ascension, Jesus commanded, “ALL AUTHORITY has been given to ME in HEAVEN and on EARTH. Go and make disciples of all the nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; teaching them to observe ALL that I commanded you. (Mt 28:18-20) Are our lives a demonstration of praise to Him who has ALL AUTHORITY?
Lord Jesus, I praise You, who have ALL AUTHORITY in heaven and on earth. May my life demonstrate my praise.