The Leveson Inquiry illustrates the topic of power.
Lord Leveson had the power to summon anyone to appear under oath as a witness to give evidence during his inquiry into the culture, ethics and practice of the press.
Mr Leveson exercised that power to call a number of people from ordinary and celebrity life to the witness box.
And they obeyed.
If Lord Leveson had not exercised his power, the witnesses would never have come and he would never have received an outcome. But he called them and they came because they recognised his authority.
It made me think of the power that God has given to us as His children.
Every demon in heaven and earth knows you have that power.
Power to pull down and to build up, to call things into being, to call things that aren’t as though they are and to bind things in heaven and on earth. This power is real, but it won’t work unless you use it.
Knowing the power you have changes the way you think, the way you behave, the way you approach problems, the expectations you have for your life, including your business.
What is power, and where does it come from?
Well, Mr Leveson got his power from Mr Cameron.
Mr Cameron got his power from God.
Power is the authority to change things and all power belongs to God.
And God has given all of us a great supply. How will you use yours each day?
1 Chronicles 29:11
Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.