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Authority is a tremendous thing in the universe, nothing overshadows it. God's throne is established on His authority. God's authority represents God Himself. God alone is authority in all things; all the authorities of the earth are instituted by God. It is therefore important for us who desire to serve God to know the authority of God.

God's authority is absolute, hence we must give Him absolute submission (our heart's attitude) and absolute obedience (our outward actions). But to His delegated authorities we can render absolute submission, but only relative obedience. For their authorities are circumscribed by the measure of the life of Christ in them. Only when they themselves submit to God's authority in them are they able to represent God. Hence there is much we have to learn about how to represent God.

©1972, 2015 Christian Fellowship Publishers (P)2015 Christian Fellowship Publishers

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Ouch and Amen

You cannot help but go into a state of repentance while reading this. This book gives you a strong kick in the backside! Good book going back to read it and then will listen to the audio again because I want this message imbedded into my spirit!

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Growth

yhis book really help me out a lot to see athority in a different way.

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GOD SENT

AWESOME BOOK, I LEARNED SO MUCH! THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED MY THINKING ON A LOT OF THINGS AND SHED LIGHT WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS, MY CHARACTER IS CHANGING FOR THE BETTER IN JESUS NAME, AMEN!

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Excellent and extremely extensive on authority!

Covers probably everything you need to know on authority. I highly recommend it! Great speaker as well.

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excellent book

Excellent book. ot helps bring clarity and understanding to leadership, while also sharing great qulifications for leadership.

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Well Explained

I love this book, one of my favorite authors. We can all use a lesson on authorithy, thank You Lord!

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delegated authority

so no church or government meets the qualifications of a legitimately delegated authority, and whether you are made martyr by refusing to kneel to the illegitimate authority of anyone from nero to communist china: its all the same as far as the lord is concerned.

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Understanding Authority In Every Facet Of Life

I loved the book! Memorable moment: power vs authority. Narrator: I understood him well! GOOD!!!!!!

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Weak Exegesis

Many of the good points toward the end of the book are overshadowed by dangerous points early in the book. Our Authority is Christ, and His infallible Word. We can't put our trust in fallible men, no matter their rank or title. Furthermore, Nee doesn't address the limits of jurisdiction for authorities. A minister of the Gospel doesn't have inherent civil authority, nor does a civil authority have inherent authority in the Church.

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Best book Ever

Big Fan of Watchman Nee.. You'll love this book. On to the next book of his :-)

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  • 05-26-20

Rich, Bible-Based Leadership Manual

I've found Bible based answers to a lot of Leadership Questions I have in this book. The book teaches God's way of Leadership. It's a fantastic Leadership manual.

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  • 05-16-17

Remarkable piece of work. <br />

Living and walking in the spirit. Beginning at the right place obedience.
Knowing God is all authority, must be a relevation by the holyspirit. This writing gives the reader practical insight into not only what to do but the way also to walk in it.
Authority why some have it. Who gave it to them. Best of all how one may obtain it through his service to God. Behind the pages of this book is the mystery of growth and the fathers power.

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