16: Authority and the Cross
Posted: Thursday, May 29th, 2014Print
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Martha's thorough and definitive series on one of the most pivotal spiritual issues, and one of the most misunderstood: Authority.
GOD appoints authority to speak to you what you cannot hear and to take what you will not give up. To crush what you have built for you. To kill the love of ‘man.’ God uses authority to bring the Cross to you . . . to cross the path of your willful rightness.
Authority is the grave of your dreams, the realm of God’s chastening and . . . the exposure of His jealousy. The struggles under God’s order bring about an impossible dilemma, only dissolved by absolute loyalty to HIM.
But in God’s bosom, under His hand, authority is His instrument of blessing. His own provision is placed there. His tender ministrations and the nest of your belonging lie under the wings of earthly authority. To see Him above authority is to see He is God. That He truly can “turn the heart of the king as the rivers of water.” It is God – not a human – with whom you deal.
Little “gods” have power over you but
He is God of (little) gods.
Find the Father, search out His purpose and authority will be your liberty, and in the end – the fulfillment of your eternal dream, if not your earthly one. Is God, GOD? That is the question raised when authority rolls over your lofty stature and flattens your greedy hopes.
And the question is for you to answer . . . it is one God asks of you.
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