The Power of God and The Power of Man

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
–Isaiah 55:11

A few weeks ago, an interesting conversation with an UNbeliever was entered into.

The topic?

The conversation began by first addressing the POWER OF GOD. Later, the conversation included both the POWER OF GOD and the POWER OF MAN.

ONE of the most memorable parts of that past discussion was the UNbeliever’s declaration of his beliefs about God’s power.

“A lot of Christians get all poetic when they talk about God’s power.  I don’t want NO poetry: I wanna see HUGE supernatural power!  I want to see miracles!  I want to see things that I don’t usually see.”

When reminded that his declaration could have come STRAIGHT from God’s Word when it explains why man falls–in spite of CENTURIES OF WARNINGS–for the dragon (Satan) and his man of sin’s ‘lying wonders’ during the man of sin’s three-and-a-half-year glory ride, the UNbeliever had a short answer.

“Whatever.”

” And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”
–Revelation 13:13-14

“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders”
–2THESSALONIANS 2:8-9

The conversation turned to the POWER OF MAN when it was compared to the POWER OF GOD.

“One of the most powerful powers of God is the gospel.  God’s Word calls the gospel the “power of God unto salvation.” There is NO power of man that is even close.”

“There you go with the poetry again.  I don’t think I’m the only one who wants to see BIG TICKET power, NOT the gospel!”

“Do you always think you’ll be an UNbeliever?”

“Again: whatever.”

IF the reader would dwell for just a few minutes on the various POWERS OF MAN, it would not take him long to discover that the items USUALLY associated with the ‘glory of man’ (cars, buildings, airplanes, gas and oil drilling, electricity, governments, various schemes of man, etc.) break down A LOT and do NOT work as advertised.

WHILE the world and Satan have spent the past hundreds of years explaining why those things created with God’s power (the sun, the tides, the moon, mankind, the earth) are just an ordinary part of life.

No big deal–and ANYONE who may think differently is mentally deficient.

NORMALLY, man does NOT notice the power of God UNLESS some sort of disaster happens at the same time to get man’s attention.

Which is what the Book of Revelation LARGELY consists of.

WHAT does the reader do when faced with a failure of man’s power?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  April 1-3, 2022.]

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