Articles On…Power of God: All Power Is from Above

Paul centralized thought on the subject of power in these words to the Romans: “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”1

Mankind are deeply mesmerized by the belief that power is in matter, whereas matter is impotent. It can do naught of itself. This claim of matter’s power is so strong that individuals habitually look to the muscles of the body, for example, to determine if they can lift a certain load. But in emergencies these same individuals would forget what the muscles might tell them, and lift, without questioning, weights heavier than they thought themselves capable of lifting. The muscles, then, are seen to involve, not power within themselves, but beliefs of limitation on power, limitations that withdraw in times of dire need to indicate true strength, which is spiritual. So it is with all other claims of power supposedly resident in matter: (continue reading)

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