01/13/20: Genesis 34-36; Matt 10:1-25

Exousia — the Greek word for “authority or power” used in Matthew 10:1.

Matthew 10: 1 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.

I find that the “Strong’s Concordance” explanation of this word opens my mind to further understanding this passage.   Strong states that exousia  means “the power of authority (influence) and of right (privilege.)

Not only did Jesus have power over impure (evil) spirits, disease and sickness, as the Son of God He also had the right (privilege) to be in command.

 

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