Who has spiritual authority?



Government

(1 Pet 2:13-14 NIV)  Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, {14} or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.

Since the government has authority over us, it is so important to pray for them that they will make wise decisions.

(1 Tim 2:1-3 NIV)  I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone– {2} for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. {3} This is good, and pleases God our Savior,

 

Church leaders

(Heb 13:17 NIV)  Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.

The leaders in Church that we work under also have authority over us.

Husbands

(Eph 5:22-23 NIV)  Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. {23} For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.

Since husbands have spiritual authority, they can bless the household.

(1 Chr 16:43 NIV)  Then all the people left, each for his own home, and David returned home to bless his family.

Parents

(Eph 6:1 NIV)  Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Employers

(Col 3:22 NIV)  Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.

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