There is but One with authority. He does not demand of us, He does not insist we walk a certain path. We are free to choose the way we will go.
Many of us have been exposed to toxic and mind altering programming, we have been made to believe that we are not worthy of love, we have been beaten, mentally fractured, left … time and time again by those we dared to love.
We self punished, believing that we must deserve it for some reason or another. We become angry, and we lash out against those who we believe are happier than we, we are jealous, we play the role of victim, and in so doing, we create others who fall into the role of victim as well.
When will we choose to make it stop? When will we discover, and find, that what we have been told about ourselves is false? When will we stand and say, NO … you are mistaken and I will not be fed your crap any longer? I will not allow myself to be manipulated and abused, and used?
I am telling you from the bottom of my heart and the deepest portions of my being the truth of it.
The One with all authority stated He would send the Comforter, and He has … time and time again.We have been guided and guarded our whole lives, and only when we throw caution to the wind, recklessly and carelessly letting the steam engine that is our lives run rampant through the places we occupy, are we left to experience the after affects of our actions.
Time goes by, and we seemingly suffer for these actions for years, and perhaps it is true. What have we learned? Have we begun to trust in the One with authority? Have we decided yet that we will hand over our stubborn ways, and heed good advice? Have we determined that the plan we make is not always, if rarely, the one that is correct?
In Matthew chapter 28 verse 18, Jesus said this, “All authority is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.” All authority is given unto Me. That is an amazing claim to privilege. That is an amazing claim to power, to permission, to right. And Jesus demonstrated that very well in His ministry. For example, when He had concluded the Sermon on the Mount, it says in Matthew chapter 7 verse 28, “The people were astonished at His doctrine for He taught them as one having authority.” You see, He taught with authority. In their particular culture, that meant He quoted nobody, He footnoted nothing. He didn’t say He had gotten this truths…this truth from some eminent rabbi. He didn’t say that this was an exposition of some commentary written by some respected person of another time. He just spoke with authority.
In chapter 9 of Matthew, He healed a paralyzed man and forgave His sin. And the multitudes saw it and marveled and glorified God who had given such authority unto man. He had authority to say whatever He wanted to say and make it binding on men. He had authority to heal, authority over disease. He had authority to forgive sin. Remarkable.
In John chapter 1, we read of another dimension of His authority. It tells us in chapter 1 and verse 12, and a very familiar text, “But as many as received Him, to them gave He the authority to become the children of God, even to them that believe on His name.” He had authority to make children of God. Tremendous authority. In John 5:27 it says that God had given Him authority to execute judgment…authority to execute judgment.
“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you.
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will behold Me; because I live, you will live also. In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”
Time is of the essence. Most of us have been spinning our wheels, focused on glitz, or submersed in a poverty stricken mind set, or reality. We must pull our attention away from those distractions, we must see the bigger picture. If we truly care about life, if we truly wish to be part of the grand plan, then we must open our hearts and minds.
We have been fed poison in our foods, in our drinking water. We have been made sick and then prescribed lab created chemical medications, which often cause reactions and we are then prescribed another medicine, or more, to combat those symptoms. All the while our wages go down and our medical insurance goes up.
We work to pay for poison and war.
Are we ready to leave this system of abuse and join, conscious and free, the One who has loved us from the beginning? When you are alone, sit with this question. Ask aloud and listen, feel, what do you sense?