“For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
- Mark 8.9
This Roman officer explained to Jesus the exact nature of Authority. Jesus marveled, and commended this man. This man was ready to fight. He believed if he spoke, he would be heeded. He recognized too Authority in Jesus.