Having looked at the resurrection of Jesus, we have seen his power.
We have seen that he has power over storms, demons, diseases, and deaths (both
those of other people, and ultimately, his own). We have seen Jesus' power.
Now let's take a look at his authority.
What did the storm, the demons, and the dead little girl do? They all
listened to Jesus.
If you and I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, what should we do?
Flip back in the book of Mark to Mark 9:7. This
verse is the end of a story (Mark 9:2-8 if you want to read it), in which Jesus
takes three of his disciples with him to a mountain, and there they witness in
amazement as Jesus is "transfigured," which basically means his appearance is
supernaturally changed. A light emanates from him and his clothes, and he
becomes very bright, and the disciples observe that Moses and Elijah appear
standing with Jesus. Moses represents the old Law under which the
Jews had lived for centuries (Old Covenant), and Elijah represents the
prophets of God who preached to those under that Law to guide them spiritually
(Old Covenant). Now read Mark 9:7.
What does the voice of God say?
The simple message is that the Old Covenant of that time was soon to end,
and a New Covenant (which is what we live under today) was coming. In
this New Covenant which has come, we are simply told of Jesus, "Listen to Him!"
This is an important question that needs to be answered before we can go on...
Are you willing to listen to Jesus?