Jesus Is Our Model of Authority – Myles Munroe

January 28
Jesus reclaimed our dominion authority and modeled how to exercise it. His prayer life exemplified the prayer life we are to have. You may say, “Yes, but Jesus was different from us. He was divine, and so He had an advantage over us.”
When Jesus was on earth, was He in a better position than we are? No. What He accomplished on earth, He accomplished in His humanity, not His divinity. Otherwise, He could not have been man’s Representative and Substitute. Jesus kept a close relationship with the Father through prayer. He did what God directed Him to, relying on the Spirit of God. We can do the same.
God loved Jesus because He lived to fulfill God’s purposes. “The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again” (John 10:17). God revealed to Jesus His plans and how Jesus’ ministry related to His overall purpose. I believe God will do the same for us as we live and work in the Spirit of Christ.
Jesus’ prayers were effective because He had a relationship with God, knew His purposes, and prayed according to God’s will. We are to imitate Him, letting His Spirit rule in our lives. “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5 NKJV). We are to live in the new covenant that God grants us in Christ, which restores our unity with God’s will: “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” (Jeremiah 31:33)
Father, I pray that I may follow Jesus’ example of a life of obedience. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: God will reveal His plans to us as we live in the Spirit of Christ.
Reading: Exodus 19–20; Matthew 18:21–35
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional