By What Authority
We’re going to look at by what authority we are doing the things that we are doing here today and by what authority others are doing in the name of religion; in the name of God, in the name of “the Lord".
BY WHAT AUTHORITY CONTENT HUB
We’re going to look at by what authority we are doing the things that we are doing here today and by what authority others are doing in the name of religion; in the name of God, in the name of “the Lord,” in the name of the Almighty, to do the things that they are doing. And what they believe to be worship that is “acceptable” to YeHoVaH, or to “the Lord” as they would put it.
EXCERPTS FROM THE DVD AND BOOK
- Ladies and gentlemen, it is always an honor to have Brother David Rodgers come and speak, and I know that we’re fortunate to have Brother David and the gift and the anointing that Father has placed on him and placed in him. David is a very analytical minister. He loves to get into the intricacies and the details. When he’s done, you can know that he has done a thorough job on the subject that he is going to present. I haven’t heard this message, but I can say in confidence before I hear it — come on Brother David — that based on his history, it will be another one of “those” messages.
- This is the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, as you know. That’s why we’re gathered here in holy convocation today. The first of three annual pilgrimage festivals — the word “Hag” actually means “pilgrimage” more than it means “feast.” We kind of attach the word “feast” to it because typically we are going up to appear before the presence of YeHoVaH in order to enjoy — first of all, to present our tithes and our offerings to YeHoVaH as a means of thanking Him for the increase in our fields and our flocks and whatever business we’ve been involved with since the last feast.
- Let’s talk about authority. What is authority? I just looked it up on an online dictionary just to have some thoughts that we could ponder on what authority is. The first definition of authority is “the power to give orders or to make decisions.” Many people have authority to give orders. Typically somebody who has the authority to make decisions and to give orders was handed down that authority by somebody above them — somebody of greater authority.
- The truth of the matter is that He’s not failing to keep His promises, because He promises blessings — all sorts of blessings across the board to those who are obedient to His covenant. But He also promises curses and negative things that will happen when we fail to obey His commandments. In either case, He is keeping His promises. If things are going badly for us, one of the reasons for that would be because we have failed to keep His commandments and to be faithful to Him.