One of the best descriptions of Jesus is found in Hebrews 1:3, “He is the radiance of the glory of God, the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.” Jesus is the glory of God up close and personal. If you want to know what God is like look at Jesus! When God speaks and brings all creation into existence, that Word is Jesus. Through Him, all things were made and by Him, all things are sustained. When Jesus speaks stuff happens.


This passage shows Jesus, the incarnate Word of God, wielding the word of His power with astonishing authority as He’s, dispatching demons, and mending maladies.


Astonishing Authority

  • What gave Jesus’ teaching such astonishing authority? His Approach, His Content, and His Person.
  • At the King’s word, souls stir.
    • When the incarnate Word of God opens up the inspired word of God, soul’s stir and come to life.


Dispatching Demons

  • The demon in this passage wants Jesus to be quiet and leave town. It’s a challenge to Jesus’ authority.
    • At the word of Jesus, the evil spirit flees the scene.
  • At the King’s word, darkness trembles.


Mending Maladies

  • Jesus lays His hands on the sick to bring them healing.
    • In both creation and re-creation God uses the hands-on approach.
  • At the King’s word, renewal begins.


Takeaway: If God is for us, who can stand against us?

The One who upholds the universe by the word of His power has given us His word that He will never leave us, nor will He ever forsake us. He promises to be with us always and to the very end. And if God is for us, who can stand against us?