An unreliable messenger stumbles into trouble, but a reliable messenger brings healing.
Authority flows through leadership not around it.
FivestarMan honors the protocol of authority, we call the Centurion Principle. It is foundational to understand how God speaks through leadership. It empowers men to understand their important position within the protocol – God places us under authority so that we can manage what He has placed us over.
When the Centurion approached Jesus, he made a bold request on the behalf of a servant who was very sick. What caused Jesus to marvel at this man’s faith was his keen understanding that the spoken Words Jesus carried the same authority that His physical presence would offer. That is an amazing insight that distinguished the Centurion above all others in Israel.
There is another lesson here to consider. It’s vitally important for the messenger to reliably deliver the message.
The Centurion said, “I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” (Matthew 8:9)
The Lord said to Jeremiah, “I am watching over my word to perform it.” (Jeremiah 1:12)
Let’s be faithful messengers and deliver God’s Word with integrity.
God places you under authority so that you can manage what you are placed over.