We Men are fascinated with power and crave it. We want to be macho. Jesus had power to create the world and the universe and the power to create us. He has power to save us and to make us children of God. He has the power to keep us, make us perfect and take us to Heaven. He has power to guide us and protect us. He has power over death. He has the power to raise us from the dead. He has the power to make us perfect and acceptable to God. And yet we puny little rebels are too foolish to permit Him to reign in our lives. Without Him, we have no power to reign properly in our own lives. Even we believers are too often unwilling to have Him reigning over us, to humble ourselves and surrender to His authority and power. It is amazing how foolish we can be to engage in a power struggle with Him.
John 1:3: All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Psalms 100:3: Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Romans 1:16: 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.
John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
1 Peter 1:5: Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Ephesians 5:25-27: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Psalms 32:8: I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Psalms 91:4: He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
John 10:17-18: Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
Acts 2:24: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
John 6:40: And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
1 Peter 5:10: But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Ephesians 1:6: To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Ecclesiastes 8:8a: There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: . . ..
Romans 5:17: For if by one man*s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
James 4:7: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 5:6: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: