The new book All Authority is just about to come off the press, and this is
the first opportunity to order.
From the Foreword:
"I can think of no topic more misunderstood yet more important than
spiritual authority. Generally speaking Bible teachers tend to emphasize
just one perspective in dealing with authority; and therefore, by the very
nature of the teaching, there is imbalance and extremism.
The subject is so vast that it cannot be dealt with fully in just one book.
This book is an attempt to summarize the different aspects of spiritual and
delegated authority in a balanced and practical way. The material in the
main sections of the book is very condensed. I would suggest that not more
than one chapter be read on any given day.
The book is meant to change the heart of the reader to have more healthy
attitudes concerning authority. The principles described here were derived
by decades of real-life experiences and therefore are meant to be applied
in real relationships in everyday life as well.
The purpose of authority is to bring blessing. May you be blessed by
studying this training and instruction manual!"
Excerpt from the First Chapter:
To follow Yeshua (Jesus) for me was an act of self-denial and rebellion
against everything I had known. It was a total reversal of values. The
wheel had gone around 360 degrees. Rebellion had become submission; and
submission had become rebellion. Paradoxically, by way of rebellion against
all authority, I had come face to face with the one who claimed to be the
source of "all authority".
How could I follow Jesus? This was against every social, family,
philosophical, educational, and religious code I had been brought up with.
I would have to go "against" everything. In a strange way, this was the
ultimate act of moral rebellion. Even if the whole world is against me, if
Jesus is the truth, then I will follow him, no matter what will happen.
At the end of the gospel of Matthew, Yeshua made an amazing statement
"All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth ..."
If this was true, then I needed to reexamine every thought I had ever had
about authority. If "all authority" is from him, then "all" my thoughts
about authority were wrong. There was nothing to do but submit. This is a
real revolution - a revolution concerning rebellion, and a revolution
A kingdom is an area in which a king has authority. It is the area of his
dominion. A king"dom" is a king's "dominion". Yeshua is declaring
that his dominion as king now includes both heaven and earth. This
authority is unprecedented and all-inclusive.
The declaration of Yeshua's authority is a not only a summary of his
life's work and of his 40-day "post-resurrection" teaching, it is also
the basis for sending his disciples out to continue his mission. It is the
basis for the Great Commission:
"All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore
and make disciples of all nations ..." (Matthew 28:18-19)
Yeshua came to earth on a mission to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10; I
Timothy 1:15); to demonstrate the love of God (Romans 5:8; I John 4:9); to
destroy the works of the devil (I John 3:8); and to give us an example of
servanthood and obedience (Matthew 20:28; Philippians 2:5-8). However, he
also came to receive kingdom authority for himself (Luke 19:12; John 18:37;
After his resurrection and before his final ascension, he gave his
disciples instructions to continue his mission. He came from heaven to
earth with a mission; they were to extend that mission to all the nations.
His mission became their commission.
Paul's version of the great commission emphasizes righteousness by
faith (Romans 1:17); Peter emphasizes faith and miracles (Mark 16:15-18);
and Luke emphasizes forgiveness and the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Luke
24:49; Acts 1:4-5). However Matthew's version emphasizes authority and
Yeshua said that "all authority" was given to him. That statement demands a
total reevaluation about how we view authority.
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