I am astounded at how many companions in faith I have. Due to the power of the world wide web, I meet more every day. What a joy. What a pleasure.
Where does our authority come from to say what we proclaim? Did we get elected? Does it come from a popular vote? Did some religious elite appoint us as a spokesperson for Jesus?
Nope! We are not wise from a theological point of view. I don’t have an advanced degree. The church doesn’t sanction what I say.
- The only authority we have comes directly from Jesus, the anointed King (Messiah).
- It comes from God who raised Him from the dead.
Because of that we have great words. What are they? They are grace (the stunning beauty of Jesus) and peace!
I know what peace is because Jesus the Messiah rescued me from this evil world. I am in on things because Jesus offered himself as a sacrifice for my missing God’s goal (aka sin).
God has a plan. God wants everyone to experience that rescue.
Glory to God forever. Oh yes, it is amazing.