Mark 11:28 ” ‘By what authority are You doing these things?’ they asked. ‘And who gave You authority to do this?’ “

During His time on earth, Jesus was constantly being questioned by the religious leaders as to who had given Him permission to teach and preach the way He did. For Jesus came commissioned from God with divine authority, and He used this authority to charge the people towards repentance. In Matthew He explained this divine right to His disciples, “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Me.” (Matthew 28:18) But many feel that when Jesus ascended to heaven His authority here on earth went with Him. We only have to look at Ephesians 1:21 for the correct answer. It tells us that Jesus is now seated at the right hand of the Father, “far above all rule and authority, power and dominion and every title that can be given, not only in the present age, but also in the one to come.” Or as I Corinthians 15:27 reminds us, “Everything is under His feet.” Simply put…all power and authority is the Lord’s and He is and will remain in control.

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