Don’t you realize …
Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above John 19:11
Jesus was being questioned by Pilate when Jews asked Pilate to crucify Jesus. Jesus kept quiet to all questions Pilate asked. Then Pilate got upset and said John 19:10 “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” We might be in similar state. Our problems might look at us and tell don’t you realize I have power to destroy you? How do we respond?
Jesus who was quiet till that point replied John 19:11 Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. That should be our answer, unless heaven gives permission not even a single hair on our head will fall.
Understand this truth. And remember enemy satan also knows this. Listen to what satan tells about Job Job 1:10 “You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does.” When enemy knows it is a defeated fight, why are we handing over our victory due to our fears? Let us trust our Father in heaven who does the best for us.
I know Lord; doors you open no man can shut. When you are with me, I will never fear anything. Forgive me for limiting you by doubting. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.