Are you using your authority?
Acts 19:35 “The city clerk quieted the crowd and said: “Fellow Ephesians, doesn’t all the world know that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven?”
Do you know your authority?
The city clerk was some form of mayor of the city. He had respect. He was appointed to stir the city and silence the city. This was his position. He had the authority. He stepped into that authority at a time when his city was almost out of hand.
Many use their authority to hurt, to cause trouble, to poison.
But will you use the authority God has given you in the sphere He has appointed you in.
Will you silence people when they need silencing? But see how Jesus used his authority:
Over disease (Mat 9.35)
To teach (Mk 1.22)(Lk 4.32)
To forgive (Mk 2.10)(Lk 5.20)
Over the demonic (Mat 17.18)(Lk 9.42)
Over storms (Mk 4.39)
To step up when needed (Jn 2.13-18)
What about your authority? Are you using it today?