Prophet and Priest

Read: Mark 1:21-28

When Jesus went to the temple to teach, many today miss the significance. Jesus was a child the first time, and a carpenter by the time this passage takes place. Only priests anointed by God could prophesy in the temple.

Yet, when Jesus did this, He did it with the full authority of God even driving out an impure spirit from a man there. Jesus spoke and healed with authority, so people listened to what he has to say. The prophet and priest embodied within a simple carpenter.

When confronted with people who act as though they have authority in spiritual matters, it is our duty to speak God’s word about His plans, His message, and do His work. Others may have authority in earthly matters, but do not keep silent for their sake, instead speak for the One who has true authority over Earth and Heaven.

Will we be so bold as to start a spiritual revolution by sharing God’s message with authority?

“The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.” —Mark 1:22

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