Who Has The Power
My God has more power than your God, unless of course, He is your God too!
Ecclesiastes 8:8: There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
Matthew 28:18: And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
John 19:10: Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? 11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.
James 4:7: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
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Can*t touch this!
Carl Armerding wrote a funny story in Moody Monthly, about his experience at the zoo. *As I stood there,* he said, *an attendant entered the cage through a door on the opposite side. He had nothing in his hands but a broom. Carefully closing the door, he proceeded to sweep the floor of the cage.*
He observed that the worker had no weapon to ward off an attack by the beast. In fact, when he got to the corner of the cage where the wildcat was lying, he poked the animal with the broom. The wildcat hissed at him and then lay down in another corner of the enclosure.
Armerding remarked to the attendant, *You certainly are a brave man.* *No, I ain*t brave,* he replied as he continued to sweep. *Well, then, that cat must be tame.* *No,* came the reply, *he ain*t tame.* *If you aren*t brave and the wildcat isn*t tame, then I can*t understand why he doesn*t attack you.* Armerding said the man chuckled, then replied with an air of confidence, *Mister, he*s old -- and he ain*t got no teeth.*
Such is the devil in our lives when we realize that God is for us! We should be like the attendant. He knew that cat couldn*t hurt a fly. Satan will make a big ruckus, fussing and growling all he wants but we need to keep our eyes focused on our Lord.
Are you being growled at today? The enemy would love nothing more than to make us feel powerless against him -- but *he ain*t got no teeth* next to our Lord! Let*s turn to God and put our trust in Him. If God is for us, who can be against us?!