“Then they were all amazed, so they began to argue with one another, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.” Mark 1:27.
The uniformed guards snapped to attention.
As the senior officer barked commands, they completed their drill.
The officer didn’t beg or plead for cooperation.
He didn’t say, “Please.”
He gave orders with total confidence in his authority and the men’s obedience.
The synagogue crowd in Capernaum was familiar with authority figures.
Roman officials ruled Galilee, and Jewish scribes taught God’s laws.
However, the crowd was astonished when they saw the scope of Jesus’ authority.
As Jesus taught the Scriptures, a demon-possessed man cried out.
Christ spoke only a few words:
“Hold thy peace, and come out of him.”
The demon fled screaming.
Christ’s words carry power because He speaks with God’s full authority.
If Christ rules over demonic spirits, then no problem is outside His reach.
Where would you like to see His authority demonstrated in your life today?