But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins…He said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” Luke 5:24
Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” Luke 7:48
In the name that is above all other names—at the Name of Jesus Christ, Rise AND Walk for your sins are paid in full by His blood!
Jesus is the Messiah, the King of Creation.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.” Matthew 28:18
Rebellion Disrespects all Authority
Just as all authority is related to other authority, all rebellion is also interrelated. It does not regard any class of authority. Rebellion is “the unwillingness to be ruled by any source other than self.” It is an indiscriminate contempt toward all authority.
Our attitude toward Christ as our Lord, is directly associated with our attitude toward other authority. Jesus Christ cannot be fully “Lord” over the person who harbors rebellion toward authority figures. The Bible says, “Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves” (Romans 13:2).
Just as God is the source of all authority, Satan is author of all rebellion. We may recall that the Devil (Lucifer), a former archangel, was originally cast out of Heaven because he led an insurrection against God (Isaiah 14:12-15). Rebellion is the very spirit of Satan’s attitude (Ephesians 2:2), and if we permit it to dominate us it will infect and taint our attitude toward all authority, including God and His Word.
The prophet Samuel said, “...rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry” (1 Samuel 15:23). The Apostle Peter said that those who are corrupt “despise authority” (2 Peter 2:10), and the Proverbs say, “An evil man seeks only rebellion…” (Proverbs 17:11).
– Dr. Dale A. Robbins, Victorious Publications
Satan is a murderer and the father of lies. (John 8:44)
“You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman.
Jesus Christ is the Author of Life–more abundantly!
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. Matthew 12:34
The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one. Matthew 13:38
Then Jesus replied, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!” John 6:70
“If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from God or whether I speak on My own.” John 7:17, Jesus speaking.
“I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence, and you do what you have heard from your father.” John 8:38, Jesus speaking
“You are doing the things your own father does.” “We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.” John 8:41, Jesus speaking
“Though you do not know Him, I know Him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word. John 8:55, Jesus speaking
“You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord?” Acts 13:10
But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 1 John 2:4
I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. 1 John 2:21
He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. 1 John 3:8
This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. 1 John 3:10
Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him. 1 John 3:15
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.”
Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
I will be careful to lead a blameless life–when will you come to me? I will walk in my house with blameless heart. Psalm 101:2
“My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with Me; he whose walk is blameless will minister to Me.” Psalm 101:6, God the Father speaking
A song of ascents. Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in His ways.
“Now then, my sons, listen to Me; blessed are those who keep My ways.”
The LORD detests men of perverse heart but He delights in those whose ways are blameless. Proverbs 11:20
Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. Proverbs 13:6
Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us His ways, so that we may walk in His paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Who will harm you if you are devoted to doing what is good?
1 Peter 3:13
Jesus—Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good. No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
Titus 2:14, Proverbs 12:21
When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies live at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7