- Luke 7:1-10
Luke 7:8 - 10 (ESV)
8 For I too am a man set (under authority), with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”
10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well. He understood authority
- Authority (Gk. Exousia) - power of choice, liberty and ability of doing as one pleases. The concept of authority refers to the power, ability, or capability to complete an action. The centurion makes a keen comparison between his military position and the spiritual position of Jesus and his Father. He had superiors from whom he was given authority . He recognizes that Jesus has all authority.
Matthew 7:28 - 29 (KJV) 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
Job 42:1 - 2 (NLT)--1Then Job replied to the LORD: 2 “I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you.
Luke 8:25 (KJV) 25And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
Matthew 28:18 --And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Mark 1:27-- They were all amazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, “ What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him .