How to Have a Great Day (Wednesday 17th Feb 2016)

**Authority To Forgive Sins**
Wednesday 17th February:
Pastor Chris PhD

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained (John 20:23).

In Mark 2, the Bible tells us how a crowd gathered unto Jesus in a house, jamming the entrance that no one could get in or out. Four men, who weren’t able to get in, because of the crowd, removed a part of the roof, and lowered their friend, a paralyzed man, on a stretcher down to Jesus said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven
Jesus didn’t touch him or even say anything about the man’s sickness or his physical condition. However, He dealt with the man’s spiritual condition first, because his physical condition was created by his spiritual condition. In the fifth verse, Jesus said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”
Some religious scholars present became indignant, and murmured, “Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?” (Mark 2:7). You see, they knew that Jesus had power to heal, but they didn’t know He also had power to forgive sins. So, He explained to them that He, the Son of man, had power on earth to forgive sins. Glory to God! And you know what? He’s given us the same authority that He had to dispense good things. He said in John 20:23, “whose soever sins you remit, they’re remitted, and whose soever sins you retain, they’re retained.”

Therefore, we can pronounce healing and other blessings on, and for others, in the Name of Jesus, the same way we pronounce forgiveness. He’s sent us as bearers of His Gospel, to unveil the Father’s heart of love and compassion to the nations of the world. What a blessing!

Thank you Father, for granting me the authority to heal the sick, raise the dead, forgive sins and turn men’s hearts to righteousness. I function in the authority of Jesus, for as He is the effulgence of your glory, dispenser of your mercies, goodness and grace, so am I in this world! Amen.

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

Luke 9:1
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

Luke 10:19
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Mark 2:23-3:1-12 Leviticus 11-12
Acts 19:8-20 Psalm 25-26

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