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His Authority & Power



. Christ has authority over all flesh ( John 17:2,R.V.).

. Christ has all authority given to Him in heaven and earth (Matt.28:18,R.V.).

. Christ had authority from His Father to lay down His life ( John 10:18). The word “power” in this verse is the same that is rendered “authority” in John 17:2,R.V.

. Christ has authority to forgive sins (Matt.9:6,margin,R.V.).

. Christ gives authority to those who receive Him, to be the children of God (John 1:12). The word “power” is the same as “authority” in John 5:27.

. Christ gave His disciples authority over disease and demons when He was here on earth (Matt.10:1.R.V.).

. Christ has authority to execute judgment (John 5:27).

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. He is able to establish us according to the Gospel. “ That is able to stablish you according to my gospel” (Rom.16:25).

. He is able to supply our every conceivable and inconceivable need. “ That is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Eph.3:20).

. He is able to succour the tempted under every condition of temptation. “ He is able to succour them that are tempted” (Hebrews 2:18).

. He is able to save to the uttermost. “ Wherefore His able also to save them to the uttermost” (Heb.vii.25).

. He is able to guard from stumbling. “ That is able to guard you from stumbling” (Jude 24,R.V.).

. He is able to make us sufficient in service. “ Who also made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant” (2 Cor.3:6,R.V.).

. He is able to subject all things to Himself. “ He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself” (Phil.3:21).

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. Saved by Christ’s grace. “ Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not right in the sight of God” (Acts 8:21).

. Standing in Christ’s acceptance. “ The Gospel……which also ye have received and wherein ye stand” (1.Cor.15:1).

. Obedience to Christ. “ The Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey Him” (Acts 5:32).

. Fellowship with Christ. “ By Whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1.Cor.1:9).

. Waiting upon Christ. “ These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication” (Acts 1:14).

. Expecting from Christ. Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49).

. Faith in Christ. “ Doeth he it by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith?” (Gal.3:2,5).

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. On His hands, the privilege of believers (Isaiah 44:16).

. Under His hand, or His hand upon us, the pavilion to hide (Ex.33:22); 1. Kings 18:46; Ezra 7:6).

. His hand under us, the position of benefit (Song of Solomon 2:6; Isaiah 41:10).

. In His hand the place of blessing (Deut.33:3).

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What does this signify? Omnipotence.

. His power to carry out His purpose. “ To do whatsoever Thy hand and Thy counsel determined before to be done” (Acts 4:28).

. His power to provide. “ Thou openest Thine hand and satisfiest the desire of every of living thing” (Psalm 145:16).

. His power to preserve. “ Neither shall any pluck them out of My hand” ( John 10:28,29).

. His power to protect. “ Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power” (Ex.15:6).

. The power to His presence. “ Behold an hand touched me which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands” (Daniel 10:10).

. His power to perform His promise. “ The Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm” (Deut.5:15).

. His power to punish. “ David……saw the angel of the Lord……having a drawn sword in His hand” ( 1. Chron.21:16).

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“ Give me a fulcrum and a lever and I will move the world,” said one. Christ is the Lever of Power, and a believing (obedient) heart is the fulcrum.

Ⅰ. The power of Christ’s Resurrection will raise us above an earthly and selfish life (Phil.3:10).

Ⅱ. The power of Christ’s Grace will enable us to glory in infirmity (2.Cor.12:9).

Ⅲ. The power of Christ’s Spirit will make Him a reality in our experience (Eph.3:16).

Ⅳ. The power of His Keeping will preserve us to the heavenly inheritance (1.Peter 1:4,5).

Ⅴ. The power of His Love will give us to enjoy the “all things” that pertain to life and godliness (2.Peter 1:3).

Ⅵ. The power of Christ’s Ministry will operate through us as we allow Him (Acts 1:8; 3:12; 4:33).

Ⅶ. The power of His Favour will urge us to be faithful to Him (2. Tim.2:1).

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Ⅰ. Spirit sanctifying power as seen in Stephen. “And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people” (Acts 6:8).

Ⅱ. Doing good power, as illustrated in Christ. “ Who went about doing good” (Acts 10:38).

Ⅲ. Bodily healing power, as demonstrated in the healing of the lame man. “As though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk” (Acts 3:12).

Ⅳ. Grace begetting Power. “ That ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost” (Rom.15:13).

Ⅴ. Christ endearing Power. “ To be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man” ( Eph.3:16).

Ⅵ. Service enabling power. “ Wherefore I also labour, striving according to His working, which worketh in me mightily (Col.1:29).

Ⅶ. Glorifying in infirmity power, as made known in Paul. “Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” ( 2.Cor.12:9).

Ⅷ. Patience giving power. “ Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience” ( Col.1:11).

Ⅸ. Soul keeping power. “ Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation” (1.Peter 1:5).

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