Power and Authority
January 9, 2018 (Tuesday)
Gospel: Mark 1:21-28
“I have given you authority to trample all snakes and scorpions. And to overcome all the power of the enemy.” (c.f. Lk 10:19)
This gospel shows the beginning of Jesus ministry. With his group of disciples they went to Capernaum. On Sabbath day he went into the synagogue and began to teach . People were amazed with his teaching because he spoke with real authority. Also, Jesus demonstrated his power and authority over demons and diseases.
What did Jesus do to kick-off his mission? He seize the opportunity to worship and teach at the Synagogue . Then cast out demons! His power comes through prayer (Mark1:35) and dependence on the Holy Spirit.
As he has done , Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.” (Matthew28:18) Then he delegated his authority to the church saying “go and make disciples of all nation” (Matthew28:18). Then he promised “ and these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME.”
In my name! In the name of Jesus ! The power power and authority in the name of Jesus is here! It is yours to accept . Do you believe this?
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.