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Spiritual Authority


Spiritual Authority, recorded live at Community Family Church in Independence, Kentucky, begins with Pastor Tommy Bates at the keyboard, playing and singing two beautiful songs—“In the Valley He Restoreth My Soul” and “Peace in the Midst of a Storm”—with power and conviction.

Matthew 8:5-13, the account of the Roman Centurion who comes to Jesus in need of a miracle for his paralyzed son, provides the Scriptural text for this message on spiritual authority and the power of faith. This strong soldier—a man of power and earthly authority–humbles himself before Jesus, who is the ultimate authority over heaven and earth, in complete faith. In desperate need of a miracle, the centurion goes to the source, to the miracle worker who alone can heal his son. Moved by this loving father, Jesus says “I will go and heal him,” but the centurion replies, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word and my servant will be healed.” Astonished at this demonstration of great faith, Jesus says, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And the centurion’s son was healed “at that very hour.” Here, in a brief encounter, we see not only the awesome power of God, but the awesome power of faith to move the source of our power. And the good news is that Jesus is the same today as He was when he healed the centurion’s son.

The anointed music and riveting message of Spiritual Authority will help you to build your faith, which Pastor Bates describes as the “supernatural force connecting heaven to earth,” connecting God to men and women of faith, connecting you to your divine source.

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Available in two formats. DVD Video ($15) & CD Audio ($10)
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