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JESUS' POWER AND AUTHORITY IN US.

JESUS’ POWER AND AUTHORITY IN US. A. Brother
“They were amazed at His teaching, because His message had authority.” --Luke 4:32
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John… they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”    --Acts 4:13
“I have given you authority… to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”  --Luke 10:19
These passages tell us of Jesus’ power, authority, courage and boldness being handed down to His disciples.
Where have these qualities gone today?
Is God’s arm too short?  Has He lost His power?  His authority?  Where are His courage and His boldness?  Did Jesus abdicate the throne?  Does He no longer possess these attributes?
Or is something wrong in us; in those who claim to belong to Christ?  Is there something missing in those of us who call ourselves believers in Christ?  Something that prevents us from seeing the power, authority, courage and boldness of Jesus from being fulfilled as He promised?
Perhaps we have become as the tea…

WE CANNOT KNOW WHEN CHRIST WILL RETURN

IT IS NOT FOR US TO KNOW A. Brother
“He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know the times or the dates the Father has set by His own authority.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’” Acts 1:7,8
“They were looking intently up into the sky as He was going, when suddenly two men in white stood beside them.  ‘Men of Galilee’, they said, ‘Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.’” Acts 1:10,11
What a lesson for all of us who await the Lord Jesus’ return.  Anyone who knows Christ should be eagerly anticipating His arrival to take us home with Him.  Yet we are given, as the apostles were given, clear instructions about what we’re to do while waiting.
Are we to spend our time speculating on the times and dates of Christ’s return?  Jesus Christ Himself tells us…