The people who heard him were amazed at the way he taught, for he wasn’t like the teachers of the Law; instead, he taught with authority. ” Jesus ordered the spirit, “Be quiet, and come out of the man!
Just then a man with an evil spirit in him came into the synagogue and screamed, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? ” The evil spirit shook the man hard, gave a loud scream, and came out of him.
(Psalm 128:1-6) Here is our second reading: Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
He will speak in my name, and I will punish anyone who refuses to obey him.” The Lord Jesus speaks with authority because The Father in Heaven authorized Him to speak in His behalf.
And since He is also God, the second person in The Blessed Trinity, somehow the people who listen to Him can sense this in His presence. During the time that The Lord was with us here on Earth, He drove evil spirits, cured the sick, fed thousands of people and raised the dead to life. The Lord Jesus must have also been a good speaker and communicator to command such a following. For us now in our present time The Lord continue to speak with authority, but it is not so much anymore the miracles that convinced people of His authority, although miracles continue to happen. They find life in Christ: Many people in the initial stage of their life does not find the need to ask for help. Along the way they begin to feel the burden of life.
He also commanded us to love one another and to exercise values. They become weary and discourage, and cannot find the way to a wholesome existence.
May the Lord bless you from Zion; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
May you live to see your children’s children— peace be on Israel.