What does this mean to you?

What if you suddenly saw this power in a new light?

Matthew 9:2-8 (KJV)

Matthew 9:2  And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
3  And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
4  And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
5  For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
6  But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
7  And he arose, and departed to his house.
8  But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

Wait! What?! What does Jesus healing a man have to do with us today?

That word power is the Greek word exousia and is often translated as either “power” or “authority”. Consider the World English Bible (WEB) version:

Matthew 9:1  He entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came into his own city.
2  Behold, they brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a bed. Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Son, cheer up! Your sins are forgiven you.”
3  Behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man blasphemes.”
4  Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?
5  For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven;’ or to say, ‘Get up, and walk?’
6  But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins…” (then he said to the paralytic), “Get up, and take up your mat, and go up to your house.”
7  He arose and departed to his house.
8  But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

In the next chapter, Matthew 10:1, Jesus gave the 12 apostles power or authority “over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every sickness” (WEB)

How did they exercise this power, this authority? They used their voices! They spoke in Jesus’ name and demons were cast out, the sick were healed, and the dead were raised.

The word “authority” is far more accurate in these usages because while the spoken word indeed carries much weight – it is God Almighty who energizes those words. With this, let us return to the present day.

In case you are wondering, I absolutely believe those of us born again in God’s Spirit, who have confessed Jesus as Lord and believe God raised him from the dead, still have access to the same spiritual authority the first century church enjoyed. Obviously all but a few of us have lost our way but this does not negate the fact God will honor his promises.

That said, now I’m talking about a different set of promises – promises made to our forefathers that they set forth on our founding documents – in particular – the Constitution of the United States of America. This document enumerates our power, our authority, granted by God Almighty, to govern ourselves. This is what terrifies the statist usurpers. They are void of any authority at all and I do mean any authority.

How can I state this with such confidence?  Can those who hold office say they were duly elected? That their authority was granted to them by their constituents? No. They cannot. While I’m sure someone better versed in legal aspects than I could find even more solid ground, I will draw upon the principles in simple, contract law – i.e. a contract based on fraud is void.

All (or nearly all) those who are now in office have been placed there via fraudulent means. Over the decades, and now centuries, the usurpers have built up a web of legalese designed to prevent anyone other than those approved by one of the two established parties to stand any chance at all of being placed into office. Many  government positions are also illegal as they exist outside the principles of our intended limited government.

The short version of the above is our “elected” officials do not answer to those they ostensibly represent.

Instead they answer to the party bosses who, in turn, answer to their masters. Often those masters are groups or individuals who hold the purse strings. The really ironic part of all of this is those purses are chock full of OUR money – funds derived from programs funded by taxpayers, either directly or via preferable legislation favoring the “money men”.

All this points to fraud because “our” representatives are supposed to represent… us! Instead of this, they focus on new ways to expand the power – to usurp more authority – of government. Keep in mind, every new regulation is a new imposition on our liberty.

Doing nothing is no longer an option

Set it and forget it governing is no longer an option

If our nation is to be saved WE the People must reclaim our birthright to govern ourselves, to hold those chosen to represent us accountable and to insist on returning to a limited government.

Start here:

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