2017.07.08: authority without Spirit

Jesus summoned his Twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness. – Mt 10:1


be wary of authority without Spirit
Jesus gave to his first disciples authority
before he gave them the Holy Spirit
they drove out unclean spirits
they cured diseases and illnesses
yet they had no power over sin
they had no power over themselves
they betrayed him and deserted him
leaving him desolate on the cross

only after his resurrection
when he gave them the Holy Spirit
were they able to overcome sin
and confront their own crosses
what good is authority over the world
when one has no power over oneself

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