QT 01/02/2024 Thursday Matthew 28. All Creation should obey. 被造的当顺服。

QT 01/02/2024 Thursday Matthew 28. All Creation should obey. 被造的当顺服。

QT 01/02/2024 Thursday Matthew 28

Jesus said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me" (28:18). You should not be surprised at that claim now that you have gone through 27 chapters of how Matthew established THAT authority. Jesus HAS AUTHORITY:

This is because Jesus is from the royal line of David, from the blessed line of Abraham (Matt 1:1);

His divine birth is "from the Holy Spirit" (Matt 1:20), in fact He is "Immanuel" - God with us (Matt 1:23);

Even the Magi recognise and respond with gifts (Matt 2:1-11);

His forerunner John the Baptist is already great (Matt 11:11), even more so the one whom he points to;

The Heavenly Father endorses Jesus (3:17);

Jesus' impeccable track record against Satan boosts His credentials among the skeptics (Matt 4:1-10);

Because "he taught as one who HAD AUTHORITY..." (Matt 7:29) and demonstrated it over various sickness and ailments, even the demon possessed (Matt 8:16), etc.

APPLICATION: The One who has "all authority" in heaven and on earth now CHARGES YOU: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matt 28:19-20).

REFLECTION: If even the stars point to Him, and the winds and waves, pagans, "unclean", learned, young, old and even evil spirits OBEY Him, how about YOU?

星期四 2024年2月1日 今日读经:马太福音28章