By Who's Authority?

The tactical sequence of the the original Galilee Protocol was in this order: Christ went first to Judea (Jerusalem, the temple)—the church. This occured between the first and second Passovers—A.D. 28 and A.D. 29. It began with the cleansing of the temple and ended with His rejection by the Sanhedrin right after the healing at Bethesda. In those early days He worked with only a small handful of early disciples.  

Christ then moved His ministry to Galilee—the Nation. This was between the second and third Passovers—A.D. 29 and A.D. 30. His ministry there began when John the Baptist was put in prison, and ended when He was rejected in Galilee—just a few days after the feeding of the 5000. In Galilee He worked with the 12 disciples. 

After Galilee, Christ retired from His ministry to Israel. He then labored in the regions beyond the Jordan. This was between the third and forth Passovers—A.D. 30 and A.D. 31. His ministry began about the time Herod killed John the Baptist, and ended with a secret interview with certain Greeks just before the Calvary-storm. In the regions beyond Jordan, Christ worked with 70 disciples. 

At the forth Passover—A.D. 31, the storm hit. It was after the 3 1/2 year ministry (first to Judea, then to Galilee, and finally beyond Jordan) and after the storm of Calvary that the early rain fell at Pentecost. 

The struggle that resulted in Christ being rejected in Judea and Galilee concerned the nature of the Galilee Protocol and boiled down to a single word: authority. The people on the church level and the national level took issue with Christ's authority to work the Galilee Protocol. When the conflict finally reached a full head of steam—that last week—the chief priests, scribes, and the elders came to Him in the temple saying, "Tell us by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? Luke 19:45-20:2.

The priests were the teachers in addition to thier ministerial duties. And even the physicians in those days were drawn from the priestly tribe of Levites. Bypassing the whole shebang—the educational system, the ministerial system, and the medical system—"Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in the synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manor of sickness and all manor of disease among the people." Matthew 4:23. When He taught. the people "Were astonished at His doctrine: for He taught them as one having authority, not as the scribes." Mark 1:22. When He healed the people they would say, "Herein is a marvelous thing, that ye [the priests] know not from whence He is, but yet He opened mine eyes... If this man were not of God, He could do nothing." John 9:30. The disciples too: "He gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases and He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. Luke 9:1-2.

 Sure Christ caused a shaking in Jerusalm—and at the temple-church! Of course He shook up things in Galilee—on the national scene! He had too, it was His mission. And we will shake up things too. We have too.

The Galilee Protocol will bring a great crisis on three fronts and in three theaters: it will cause a ministerial crisis, and an educational crisis, and a medical crisis—in the church, in the nation, and in the world.

And then the storm...

All this will take place even before the latter rain falls—these things will preceed that glory which will lighten the whole earth.