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I am a person who finds it special that God speaks to me and humbling to think that God might use me to speak to others.
Submission brings Authority
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By Pastor Leon

Leon Hiebert was pastor of Andover Assembly of God (Generations Church A/G) from 1989 to 2009. He is a Viet Nam veteran who spent 10 years in the US Navy most of the time as a corpsman serving with the Marine Corps. A native of Belleville, Kan., ...

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Leon Hiebert was pastor of Andover Assembly of God (Generations Church A/G) from 1989 to 2009. He is a Viet Nam veteran who spent 10 years in the US Navy most of the time as a corpsman serving with the Marine Corps. A native of Belleville, Kan., Hiebert is semi retired and lives in Andover with his wife, Sharon. He is a school bus driver for USD 385, Andover, Kansas.

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Scripture:   Matthew (NIV) 21:23  Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him, “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked.  “And who gave you this authority?” 

Observation:   Authority is the right and responsibility to make decisions and to hold others accountable.  Authority is expressed through words with an expectation that those words will be obeyed.  There is only One with all authority—God.  All other authority is either delegated or usurped.  I learned in the Navy that they way to have authority is to submit to the ones with authority over me.  No body questioned if Jesus had authority.  The religious leaders wanted to know its source. 

Application:  Authority flowed perfectly from Jesus because he was perfectly submitted to His Father in Heaven.  God’s delegated authority to and through me will only be to the level of my submission to God. 

Prayer:   Lord, I surrender all; I surrender all.  All to Thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all!   Amen 

Pastor Leon

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