Power to the PeopleDaily Thoughts
Daniel 4:35 “…He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth…
What an interesting phrase, Heaven contains all Power, Earth contains all People. As in the Lord’s prayer; bringing Heaven down to Earth is about giving Heavenly Power to Earthly People. When God becomes our true power source, his will is manifested on Earth.
That’s all that the Heavenly realm is really: Power. People on Earth are the tangible recipient of that power, whether bad or good. As Paul says here:
Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”
As a Sustainable Engineer, I research the many different power sources a system can have. A vehicle for instance can be petrol powered, diesel powered, LPG powered, hybrid powered, bio-fuel powered, hydrogen fuel-cell powered, solar powered, Flintstone-feet powered and the list goes on! My Dad’s old truck used to be dual-fuel, being powered by both petrol and LPG. He could switch it over even whilst driving along.
Like the truck, we also are dual-fuel. We can choose to power ourselves off God or from sin. When we are short of one power source, we automatically search out another. Often when we havn’t spent enough time refuelling from God, we switch over to our own sources of power.
I’m Holy Spirit Powered. What powers you?