To preach with authority does not mean that you are loud, can boast several degrees, or show how many books you have published. A man that preaches with authority gets his doctrine form the word of God. He gives glory to God. He feedsthe sheep with knowledge and understanding. He loves like a shepherd and does not threaten like a taskmaster.
Most of us do not want to admit how horrible we truly are. We want to be in control of our destiny. The problem is we would choose wrong every time if not for God's mercy acting on us.
Rather than being upset that we have no control, perhaps we should be thankful that God is fully in control, and we are safe in His love.
All of the descriptions of the elect child of God given by Jesus are evidences of the Spirit of God already dwelling inside the person.
They could not come back to the physical land of Israel (own border) because they were dead, but they will stand in the resurrection in the new Jerusalem for all eternity!
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by … Continue reading Grace For Grace