January 15, 2010
Luke 9:1 And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases, 2. and He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing.
Papa, what is with people who say they believe in You, but they deny Your power and authority…and Jesus’ commands? If we don’t have Your call and Your power and authority upon us through Your Spirit, are we even Your children? (Some would say that such power and authority was only given to the apostles, those who Jesus called and spent time with here on earth; and that it was just for the birthing of the church… but where is the biblical – or even historical – evidence of that?)
(Seems to me like an “excuse” made up by those who don’t have – or have denied – the power of Your Holy Spirit in their own lives… Or those who want to have “power” (political, ecclesiastical, etc) centered in their own hands, and who thus fear the “threat” of those through whom Your power is displayed… as was the case of the religious politicos, and their civic politico counterparts, even in Jesus’ own day on earth…)