Appointed with authority!
Scripture reading for February 12th: Mark 3, Psalm 31, Proverbs 31
Key Scriptures: Mark 3:13-16 “And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those whom He desired, and they came to Him. And He appointed twelve (whom He also named apostles) so that they might be with Him and He might send them out to preach and to have authority to cast out demons. He appointed the twelve: . . .”
Jesus had a plan to reach the lost sinners of this world. He chose and then called those that He wanted to be used to reach the lost. He appointed them as His special messengers. They were to be with Him and learn from Him. He would send them out to preach, heal, and cast out demons through the authority He would bestow on them. He chose twelve to be the first.
Faith’s confession: I believe that Jesus Christ has called me and appointed me to preach His word, heal the sick, and have authority over demonic powers. All authority has come from Jesus for the purpose of reaching lost sinners.
Proverbs 31:8-9 “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and the needy.”