Look Who is backing me

I was scrolling through my BBM feed this morning and I saw this picture:

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Something about it ministered to me. You see a baby cub walking in front but behind it, somewhere out of focus but still there, you see the bigger lion. So even if a prey is not afraid of the baby lion, it definitely should flee from the full-grown lion.

Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah and like my father in the Lord will say, “The son of a dog is a dog; the son of a goat is a goat; therefore, the son of a lion is a lion!” I am a lion! Even if I’m a baby lion, I am backed by the full authority of the King Lion.

Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

The traffic warden analogy

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I recently heard a good analogy that helps clear things up on the difference between Power and Authority, so let me share:

When you are driving home during rush hour and let’s assume the traffic light is broken or there isn’t one at that junction; so there’s a police officer controlling traffic.

Now, when that officer raises his hand for you to stop, why do you stop? If you refuse to stop, does he have the power to hold unto your car and stop it from moving? Continue reading