True Authority

The centurion answered, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant will be healed.”  Matthew 8:1-17  There are times when our faith in God’s desire to restore us wanes. Yet, remembering Paul’s understanding of faith as the confidence in what we hope for and assurance of things unseen (Hebrews 11:1 – NIV), this passage in Matthew helped me to understand three things. First, the power in the Word spoken faithfully and confidently is always heard by God. Second, God responds to such faith and confidence. Third, regardless of where we are in life, our own authority only has power as it relates to our faith in God and our humility in knowing and walking in true authority. “Let it be done for you according to your faith.”

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