4/9 The Authority Gap
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REFLECTION VERSE: If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” John 10:37-38
Good morning Cornerstone, this is Pastor Terry and you know what? It is time to rise and shine. We got a whole week still to go a couple weeks before we hit Easter.
Yesterday we started talking about how Jesus was all in, and particularly we were sitting with the idea of how He closed the gap between He and the Father. But there was another area in Jesus that the gap was closed and that had to do with what He said He believed, how He spoke, and the things He did.
That was one of the things He brought up in John 10 is “Hey! The words that I say, if you can't believe me for the words that I say, then believe the deeds that I do. There is no there's no space between those two things. Both of them testify. I say who I am but I do who I am.
In the same way, the Lord wants us to be a people increasingly who live life in a way that there's very little gap between what we say we believe and how we live. When you do that, you have authority. Jesus had authority because there was no space between what He said and what He did. It created power of effect. And the closer we live out our faith in the way in which we articulate it and declare it to be true for us, the more power it brings, the more authority we have.
So Lord Jesus, even now as we make our way in these coming days, remind us again to focus on closing the gap between what we say we believe—what we do believe— and how we live. Let our words and deeds line up. Close that gap. Let it have an effect on others for Your goodness in Jesus name. Amen.