In these last days in which we now live, there are many leaders who have power, but no authority given by the King to lead His people. To have the power to do something is quite different than having the authority to do it. When Jesus the King sent out His twelve disciples He gave them power and authority. "and when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits to cast them out and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease". I want you to realize that Jesus called His twelve, from the multitude of followers. In essence, only the ones Jesus the King called, He authorized to be representative of His Kingdom. He even instructed them where to go, where not to go, what message to preach and to whom the message of the Kingdom was to be preached. Read what the King instructed them:
"...Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, 'The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand".
One of the marks of a great leader, is to be able to follow instruction to the letter. That is called obedience. From this point on, Jesus instructed them how to use the authority and power that was given to them. "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts, nor beg for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals nor staff; for a worker is worthy of his food". These commands of Jesus the King to His disciples had to be embraced by their faith in Him. In other words, faith in Him, means faith in God's Word. Jesus and His Father God are one. "I and My Father are one". These are the words of the King. Remember this: Your greatest asset is your faith in God's Word.
Matthew 10:1 Matthew 10:5-7 Matthew 10:8-10 John 10:30