AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, came to Jesus and said, “My little daughter is sick.” Jesus said, “I will come to your house and I will heal her.”
In Mark 5:22-24, we find Jesus on His way to Jairus’s house, but He was delayed in His journey because of the multitude that thronged Him and the miracle He did for the woman with the issue of blood. Jesus was met with this message: “While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further” (verse 35).
By the time Jesus got to Jairus’s house, the girl was dead and Jesus and Jairus were met by mockers who laughed at them to scorn. Jesus put them all out of the room, then He and the child’s parents went into the room where her body lay. Jesus took the little girl by the hand and said, “Damsel, I say unto thee, arise!” He spoke the Word with divine authority and whenever He did, miracles occurred.
You cannot give someone responsibility without giving Him the authority to carry out that responsibility. Jesus has given us the responsibility of bearing witness to Himself throughout the length and breadth of this world. He also has given us the authority to carry out this task. We may speak the word and have the same miracles that Jesus had, for whatever He says, we may boldly say.
Some people think they have a free-for-all license in their relationship of responsibility and authority. Such a relationship does not exist. No one is a law unto himself. If you think you are a law unto yourself, you are still in a spirit of rebellion. You need to get on your face before God and let Him break that rebellion until you learn how to be submissive to the Holy Spirit and the plan of God for the Body of Christ.
Some people walk around saying, “I can do what I want to do. I am free in the Spirit of God.” You are not free in the Spirit of God. You are free with divine authority to do what God tells you to do.
MAKE A DECLARATION
I have both responsibility and authority. I am empowered with divine authority to do everything God tells me to do.