Let’s meditate on the authority of this man called centurion in the Bible in:
“Matthew 8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9 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”.
Read again verse 6 of him calling the people serving as “servant“! Obviously he was talking about “obedience“. A servant always obey his Master. And obedience has to do with respecting “Authority“. Otherwise he is not a “servant” at all!
Now read verse 9 and you will find the centurion talking about how “Authority” works! He said “I am a man under Authority“
(Wow, I just heard Him saying: “understanding authority will allow us to move in His Anointing!). This is true, isn’t? Amen.
Do you want to pray in authority, the “Exousia” Power? Remember the book of Matthew which I shared recently. In this book, Jesus taught us about His Kingdom, that is, it teaches about the King and His Kingdom. In Ezekiel 1:10 touching on the four living creatures, one had the face of a “Lion”. By typology, it speaks of the Lion of Judah, our King and Messiah. And all this relates to the power and authority to rule and reign!
Let’s take an example, as citizens our Government make rules for us to obey! A traffic policeman has been given certain authority to control traffic! How about the 12 Disciples? They referred to themselves as “servants“! We are all called to be “servants” too. So they really understood what is meant by authority, isn’t it?
“Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,…”
Did you notice the word “servant”? Paul called himself a servant! Yes he understand authority and the power that comes with it! Remember in Acts, a viper could not kill him!
Jesus is not only our Saviour but He is also our LORD!
And yes as his disciples He has delegated His Authority to us to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of our enemy! And this power and authority come through our “Obedience”. We must therefore never do things to step out of this authority! So the next time you pray, do so knowing when you speak the Word, God will do it for you!