Subject: February 14th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

And I heard a great voice in heaven, saying, Now is come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. Revelation 12.10.

Authority (Greek, exousia) is absolute, unrestricted freedom of action or right to act. It denotes that incomprehensible strength to which everything must bow. People today stress power but neglect authority. Man sinned because he tried to overturn the authority of God. Lucifer became Satan because he wished to overthrow God’s authority. He not only does not himself submit to the authority of God but also instigates men to rise up against Him too. When Christ shall come, however, He will crush Satan with His authority. The sword which comes out of His mouth is the power of His authority. Christians today ought to learn to submit themselves under the authority of God.

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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