Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"All Power"

"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." Matthew 28:18

When I was a growing up, it seemed like most of the movies always had a common theme-- there was always an evil "villain" who wanted to "rule the world". Those movies were closer to reality than we thought. Throughout the ages men have risen to power with this same goal-- to rule the world. Every nation of the world has a leader. Some are evil, using their position as a stepping stone toward greater power and gain. Some are good leaders who use their authority to better their nation. Nevertheless, man still likes to make the rules, have power, stand in a governing position, be the authority figure that people have to answer to and lord over people- we see this more and more evident each day.

I just need to remind you today that it doesn't matter what position of power and authority a man or woman may have on earth, they are not "all powerful"! Whatever power they have has been delegated to them. The power they have is limited and it's temporary. There is only one to whom we ascribe the title of Omnipotent. Jesus Christ has all power!! He has power in heaven and in earth! He has power in the present and in the future!

In Christianity we have adopted a slogan-- "God is in control". I am concerned that it has become nothing more than a slogan. We have forgotten that truly God IS in control. It may look like man is in control, it may look like he is making all the rules, it may look like our leaders are the "movers and the shakers", they may think that they have the power, but it's God who delegates, it's God who pulls down leaders and sits them up and it's God who has the final say so. He is the One who determines the outcome of a thing. He is the One who decrees what will be and what won't. He is the One who sits on the throne ruling and reigning... not man!

Have a great day. Remember that only God has all things under His feet and has power above all other powers... man does not! "Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church." (Ephesians 1:21,22)

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