God’s Power is greater than Man’s Power

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God's Power is greater than Man's Power

I see power trips a lot. I’m sure you see them too. They are in our world today but it’s nothing new. They have been happening since Adam and Eve and the serpent back in Genesis.

So how do you react when you being tripped by someone with more power than you?

I’m learning a new equation for those circumstances.

God’s Power > Man’s Power

This mathematical truth plays out beautifully in Acts 4:17-21. Peter and John had just healed a blind beggar and people were following Jesus because of that miracle. The Religious leaders (Man’s Power) wanted to stop the Christian movement so it wouldn’t become what it has become.

17 But to keep them from spreading their propaganda any further, we must warn them not to speak to anyone in Jesus’ name again.” 18 So they called the apostles back in and commanded them never again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus.

Does this sound familiar? Have you ever been told to stop talking about Jesus? Have you ever been persecuted for your faith by friends or family members? I pray that you remember that God’s Power is greater than man’s the next time that happens. The disciples sure did.

19 But Peter and John replied, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? 20 We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.”

God’s Power propelled ‘ordinary men’ (Acts 4:13) to not be swayed or influenced by man’s less powerful attempts and in the end there wasn’t much these ‘powerful’ men could do.

21 The council then threatened them further, but they finally let them go because they didn’t know how to punish them without starting a riot. For everyone was praising God.

God’s Power was > Man’s power in Acts 4. The same holds true today. It’s up to you and me to believe that and to allow Him to show His Power through us in every circumstance we encounter.

Share with me how you have seen God’s Power > Man’s.

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