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All those who ever listened to the preaching of the Lord Jesus Christ immediately concluded that He taught authoritatively and this was astonishing to a lot of them because He had not attended any school or gone to any university to master the art of public speaking. Many could not, therefore, understand why that was so.

We, however, learn from the bible that He was able to teach the way He did because He is eternal God who created man and knows what is in the heart of man. He, therefore, addressed His audience in the same way a father addresses his children; the father rules over the children and knows their character from the beginning to the end. The same was the case with the Lord Jesus, for He knew what their feelings were about religious as well as political issues (John 1:1-3; Colossians1:14-17). As the one who inspired the writing of the bible through His spirit, our Lord knew exactly what was to be spoken to His various crowds. The teachers of the law, who were Pharisees and Sadducees, heard Him and wondered at the way He spoke about their innate attitudes towards the kingdom of God. The common people were also surprised at the way Christ knew and attended to their various needs. He did not necessarily have to be told what to do in order to give life to them. He simply did what was required of Him. So, with the perfect knowledge of scripture, Christ could, and still does speak His word authoritatively. He accurately divided the word of truth since all He taught came to His listeners with a lot of seriousness – 2 Timothy2:15; 3:16.

Every miracle that the Lord Jesus performed proved His total control over all the forces of evil that brought untold suffering to His people. This divine ability therefore implied that everything He spoke carried a lot of weight. Nothing could be taken lightly.

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