Exercise Your Authority – Luke 7 Encouragement

Exercise Your Authority – Luke 7 Encouragement

If there is not a power behind this sign, no one will obey it.


     Chapter 7 of Luke starts with a story about Jesus healing the servant of a centurion.  The centurion said he was not worthy for Jesus to come to his house, so he said, “but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.” (Luke 7:7)

     The centurion went on to say, “For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ And he goes, and to another, “Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” (Luke 7:8)

     Jesus responded to that declaration with, “I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such GREAT Faith.” (Luke 7:9) Do you want GREAT Faith? I want GREAT Faith! Why did Jesus say that?

     The centurion knew that for authority to have any power, there must be a power behind that authority to back it up if need be. The centurion obviously saw the power of God on Jesus; so much so that he expected God would perform His word even if Jesus only spoke it.

     God has promised us that He would faithfully perform His word. (Isaiah 55:10-11) And Jesus gave us the authority to use His name to accomplish any Kingdom thing. (John 16:23) Do you believe it?

     So, here’s the Encouragement: Let’s walk in His power and exercise, in GREAT Faith, our God given authority to cast out demons and heal the sick. (Luke 10:19, Mark 15:17-18) Let’s declare and expect His Kingdom come, His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven. (Matthew 6:10)

God bless,


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