Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
-In the declaration of Jesus’ Kingship, an accounted of blasphemy from the high priest who tore his clothes & pronounced a death sentence upon Him. He acclaimed God the Father as the ultimate Power by Whom all things exist in heaven, earth & under earth, & despite Jesus’ arrest, the victory of resurrection had already been bestowed upon Him that all mankind may be set free from the snare of sin & death.
-Power in Hebrew is written as toqeph & it means strength, divinity, ability, capacity, dominion, authority, control, territory & government. Power & authority marry in their definition in that, power is a dynamic force with influence & authority is the legal right to exercise it. Knowledge & money are often equated to power & the Egyptians had both. They were rich in mineral resources, indigenous trees, food production, were skilled in construction of pyramids & had wisdom in reading & writing. God uplifted Pharaoh to show His excellent power over all the earth & at the same time harden his heart that he became stubborn, resistant & fierce; despite the numerous dreadful plagues that came with Israelites deliverance (Ex 9:16). Just like Egypt, Judah displayed its power during the time of king Jehoshaphat who had a great army spread throughout the fortified cities. The king also built castles, stores for corn, wine & other food items, was instrumental in stopping idol worship & God gave Judah; peace & prosperity. Superpowers in the current age express their might in GDP size, military strength & technology, infrastructural development, cultural strength, technological advancement, diplomatic & soft power influences. God the ultimate Power has established His throne in heaven & His kingdom rules over all (Ps 103:19). He created us in His image & likeness & gave us authority over all the animals, & all the earth (Gen 1:26). Through His son Jesus Christ & by the power of the Holy Spirit, we have been made free from all sin & live by His grace.
All powerful & ever living God, look kindly upon us Your sons, that we may journey with You in faith, love & grace in daily lives. By Your divine mercy we are made stronger at the wake of difficulties & temptations. By Your wisdom we are enlightened to seek first Your kingdom & righteousness. By Your love we fulfil the law & the prophets. We proclaim Your power, wisdom, strength, riches, glory, honour & praise in all the earth. Amen
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