Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry
Topic: Power (05/10/04)

TITLE: True Power
By Jill Hart
05/16/04

 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 SEND ARTICLE TO A FRIEND

Power is many times defined using words like "strength" or "might". In Jesus we see another definition of power. He IS power in the true sense of the word - the knowledge and wisdom of God. Even when he humbled Himself to be human, He did not use power to destroy or to have control over mankind. He was the embodiment of power, yet the power that He exemplified was a power of spirit.

Jesus exerted power over Satan in the gospels simply by speaking the Word of God. These truths were powerful enough to overcome the temptations of the devil. Satan may have power in this world, power over the physical, but he has no power other than what God has granted him (consider Job).

We also see many examples of power being shown in god-fearing people throughout Scripture. People who knew and walked with the Lord had true power. Joshua brought down the walls of the fortified city of Jericho simply by trusting God. Noah saved his family from a flood that killed off the rest of humankind by believing and obeying God. The list goes on and on. These people may not have had physical prowess, but they had power in the spiritual sense.

We are told in Scripture that believers are given a spirit of power through Christ. “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7
If we have trusted Christ, we have the power to overcome sin, to love others and to allow God to guide and direct us. We are no longer slaves to sin.

Even if we do not have physical power over others, God does. With Him on our side we know true power. If we believe in Christ and trust the Word of God, we hold more power than we can imagine.


Member Comments
Member Date
L.M. Lee05/18/04
the true source of power! you're right!
Dian Moore05/18/04
I especially like how you pointed out that Jesus never abused his Power and only needed to speak the Word of God. That is a wondrous message in itself.
B Price05/22/04
Amen!
so true