Authority from heaven王山夆 02/02 402
People live on the earth in an authoritative society , and always think about and seek human authority. But there is authority from heaven.
In Jerusalem, the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders, came up to Jesus , and asked him. “Tell us by what authority you are doing these things. Who gave you this authority?”
Jesus replied, “I will also ask you a question. Tell me: John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or of human origin?”
Yes. There is authority from heaven . Blessed are the man who sees the authority from heaven and accepts it!
Luke 20:1-8 NIV
One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him. “Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,” they said. “Who gave you this authority?” He replied, “I will also ask you a question. Tell me: John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or of human origin?” They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Why didn’t you believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet.” So they answered, “We don’t know where it was from.” Jesus said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.”