Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
-Power in Hebrew is written as toqeph & it means strength, might, potency, force, divinity, ability, capacity, competence, dominion, rule, administration, authority, control, territory & government. Power & authority are mutually exclusive for they go hand in hand. Power is defined as a dynamic force with influence & authority is the legal right to exercise it. Knowledge & money are often equated to power. The ultimate power belongs to God i.e. God is all powerful, a consuming fire, light of the world, living water, life etc.
-Power has been bestowed to all human beings in the plurality of persons in the Divine Unit, the Father, Son & the Holy Spirit. Likewise man is a tripartite being with a body, soul & spirit. In his superiority, man communicates directly to his Maker through his spirit & often led in holiness through the righteousness of God unlike animals. In the same breadth, Christ Who has defeated sin & death redeemed us from the power of sin as it is written, sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace (Rom 6:14).
Dear Lord our Father, through Whom is all power & authority, we humbly beseech You. With thanksgiving in our hearts we praise You & worship You for Your goodness & mercy upon our lives. Purify our hearts & minds by Your blood that we may always be reconciled to You. Lead us throughout the week in Your wisdom & grace, that we may do Your will. All glory, honour, riches, power & authority belongs to You, Lord. Amen
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