Jesus was the embodiment of the kingdom of God on earth. He did not strive or struggle to prove who He was, He just manifested what God put inside of Him. He manifested what relational alignment with the Father looks like. Mark 1:21-22 says, “Jesus and his companions went to the town of Capernaum. When the Sabbath day came, he went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, for he taught with real authority—quite unlike the teachers of religious law.” The first manifestation of relational alignment with the Father is authority. Real authority is not controlling it is liberating.
People heard authority in the way He taught. People have a hunger for God inside of them and relational alignment that releases authority activates the people who look dormant, but are actually just waiting for the authentic authority of God to arise. The first people to wake up when authority was released were the synagogue going Jews. The next person to wake up was the demon possessed one who sat in the synagogue week after week, but dealt with demonic oppression all week long. Mark 1:23-26 “Suddenly, a man in the synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out, Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God! But Jesus reprimanded him. Be quiet! Come out of the man, he ordered. At that, the evil spirit screamed, threw the man into a convulsion, and then came out of him.” Authority wakes up the sleepers in the synagogue and liberates the demon possessed person.
Finally, authority is the announcement the preaches the good news. Mark 1:27-28 “Amazement gripped the audience, and they began to discuss what had happened. What sort of new teaching is this? they asked excitedly. It has such authority! Even evil spirits obey his orders! The news about Jesus spread quickly throughout the entire region of Galilee.” When relationally aligned men and women start to teach, authority will be heard and those who many thought were sleeping, disinterested, not engaged will jump to their feet, for they know what real authority looks like and when they hear it and see it everything is going to change. It’s going to be a great awakening.