MINISTERING IN POWER

KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 4:14 KJV “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.”

The Lord Jesus according to the scripture returned in the power of the Holy Spirit and his fame went abroad. The Lord had received divine approval from the father. Act 2:22 KJV” Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:” Dear child of God working the works of God comes through a divine approval. To be approved, you must observe certain divine protocols. What are some of these protocols? In the Lord’s experience, they were;

1.He submitted Himself to the baptism of John to fulfill all righteousness. John was His fore runner and therefore, he must initiate and launch him into the ministry through baptism. If the Lord had not allowed John to baptize Him, then there was no way God would have approved of him.

2 He Submitted himself to tempted by the devil. Heb 5:8 KJV” Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;”

3.He submitted Himself to undergo a forty-days fasting.

The Lord’s life was focused on pleasing the father in every step he took. You can’t flow in power by doing what you like. Power is simply the supply of grace, and humility is what unlocks and increases this grace in a man’s life. James 4:6 KJV “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

When the Lord encountered the centurion in Matt 8:9, He said I am a man under authority, and I say to this go, and he goes, and to another, come and he comes. What this centurion seeks to establish is that, because he submits to Emperor Caesar’s authority, he has Cesar’s backing that makes other servants submissive to him.     Get this truth once and for all. Power is always released to those who submit to the order, and systems that God has instituted. Know the chain of authority and systems God has set in place, submit to them in love and humility and God would approve of you to exercise his power and authority.

PRAYER

Father I pray that the church of God would learn to submit to every order of authority, set up by the Lord

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 8:9 KJV” For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it”.

Matthew 10:1 KJV “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease”

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