Taking a hard look at the world around us, we see that the lust right now is for power. Not that this is something new, it’s just that before it was a combination of lust for wealth, or fame, or addictions, etc. Those “in power” in governments worldwide seem bent on only one thing. And it’s not what’s best for their citizens, but the desire to confiscate money and property and control the movement of and even the health of the people.
It’s an illusion. Greeks and Romans, Russians and Chinese, and the endless list through the centuries, all thought they were the power. But look at the outcomes to this day. If intimidation and fear is power, then that is indeed sad.
Christ said this two thousand years ago “But Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them.’ “(Matthew 20:24 NLT)
How about a comparison? Power by intimidation, fear, taxation vs the power to raise the dead to life. Power that monitors human movement and speech vs power to give eternal life.
Hmmm, that’s why since the beginning of time people have sought God. Oh, there are those who deny Him and His power; those that say there is no God. But in crisis, whom do they call on – how readily do they accept prayer from those who do believe?
“Who, then, is the liar? It is those who say that Jesus is not the Messiah. Such people are the Enemy of Christ–they reject both the Father and the Son.” (1John 2:22 GNT)
Someday mankind will run out of time and all the grasping for control and power will cease. Someday people will be free – truly free. Someday a world ruled by this dictator or that king or president will be done.
Someday, for those who know Jesus, there will be a forever where people live in harmony and truly do loveone another. But it can’t happen here in this world. This is where we learn what comes of wanting to be “god”.
There is power, and that power is in the Name of Jesus. Someday all will know: “that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”(Philippians 2:10-11 NASB)