Sanction: Authoritative permission or approval that makes a course of action valid.
2. To give official authorization or approval to.
Legitimate: Being in accordance with established or accepted rules and standards:
BY WHAT AUTHORITY?:
Mark 11:27-30 (MSG)
"Then they came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to Him. 28 And they said to Him, By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority to do these things?"
Mark 11:26-28 (MSG, NKJV)
"Then when they were back in Jerusalem once again, as they were walking through the Temple, the high priests, religion scholars, and leaders came up 28 and demanded, Show us your credentials. Who authorized you to speak and act like this? MSG), (NKJV 29 But Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one question; then answer Me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things: 30 The baptism of John was it from heaven or from men? Answer Me."
EVERY GOOD THING IS NOT A LEGITIMATE THING?:
Acts 19:10-17 (AMP)
"This continued for two years, so that all the inhabitants of [the province of] Asia, Jews as well as Greeks, heard the Word of the Lord [concerning the attainment through Christ of eternal salvation in the kingdom of God].11 And God did unusual and extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul,12 So that handkerchiefs or towels or aprons which had touched his skin were carried away and put upon the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.13 Then some of the traveling Jewish exorcists (men who adjure evil spirits) also undertook to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, I solemnly implore and charge you by the Jesus Whom Paul preaches!14 Seven sons of a certain Jewish chief priest named Sceva were doing this.15 But [one] evil spirit retorted, Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?16 Then the man in whom the evil spirit dwelt leaped upon them, mastering two of them, and was so violent against them that they dashed out of that house [in fear], stripped naked and wounded. 17 This became known to all who lived in Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks, and alarm and terror fell upon them all; and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled and magnified."
WE ARE LEGITIMATE BY GODS AUTHORITY OVER US:
Luke 10:20 (MSG)
"All the same, the great triumph is not in your authority over evil, but in God’s authority over you and presence with you. Not what you do for God but what God does for you―that’s the agenda for rejoicing."