Matthew 8:8-9 The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
What the centurion is believing in here is the authority of Jesus. The centurion is persuaded that Jesus has the authority to heal his servant. the enemy does not want you to believe that Jesus has the authority to do miracles in this world. The enemy wants you to believe that this world is his and you and Jesus are helpless to do anything about it.
Well, that is just not true. The centurion knew that Jesus had the authority to heal his servant and that all Jesus had to do was speak the word and the sickness must obey. And not just sickness is under His control but all of creation is under the authority of Jesus. “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.'” Matthew 28:18. There is nothing that can stand up against Jesus. Everything in all creation must obey His voice. What problem are you facing that seems insurmountable? It must submit to Jesus. Has your child wandered from the faith? He must yield to the Lord. Is someone accusing you falsely? There voice must stop when He commands it. The authority of Jesus is all encompassing. There is nothing outside of it. There is nothing beyond it. There is nothing greater than it. Every person must yield to him. “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11.
When I look through the lens of the authority of Christ, so many other things start to make sense. When the Bible says that nothing can separate me from the Love of God, I can believe that because of the authority of Jesus. When I read that all things work together for my good, I can trust it because of the authority of Jesus. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. Believe it! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. It true! Ask and you shall receive. Absolutely because of the authority of Jesus.
So, what in your life needs to be viewed through the authority of Jesus?