Topic: Jesus’ Authority? [DCLM Daily Manna 25 December 2018 Daily Devotional]
Text: Mark 11:27-33 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things” (Mark 11:33).
Suppose you were asked to name the most outstanding man in history – who would you choose and why? Would you consider pedigree, life-passion, exploits, influence, accomplishments, death and legacies? Sure you would. What would you say of this Man who never attended school but whose words resonated with such deep insight and oratorical power that multitudes were repeatedly held spellbound by His teachings! Here was a Man who never learnt medical science; He was continuously besieged by people with all kinds of diseases and disabilities, curable and incurable, medical and mysterious. And He healed them all. His name is JESUS.
The Jewish chief priest, scribes and elders had heard and witnessed many of His miracles. He had also ridden triumphantly into Jerusalem with the people shouting, “Hosanna in the highest”. Yet, they sought to know by what authority He did all that.
Jesus is the Image of the invisible God, the Firstborn of every creature. He is the Master, Ruler, Saviour, Sanctifier and the soon coming King. He has a name more powerful and far above every other name. Jesus is the only Advocate for His friends (true believers). He is the only Way to heaven (John 14:6); and the only name in heaven and earth by which men are saved. (Acts 4:12)
What other explanation do you need of His authority? Beloved, do not harden your heart. Come under His authority through repentance and faith in His atoning blood. If you do, your life will have meaning and your eternity in heaven will be sure.
Thought For The Day: In Jesus alone dwells the fullness of life.
Bible Reading In One Year: 2 Peter; Jude
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.