Spiritual Authority by Watchman Nee
God has purposed to manifest His authority to the world through the church. God’s authority can be seen in the coordination of the various members of the body of Christ. God uses His utmost power to maintain His authority; therefore His authority is the hardest thing to come up against. We who are so self-righteous and yet so blind need once in our life to encounter God’s authority so that we may be broken unto submission and so begin to learn obedience to the authority of God. Before a man can subject himself to God’s delegated authority he must first meet God’s inherent authority.