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On the topic of power

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.

 

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Speak God’s Testimony Over Your Business

Most of us know the part of the verse in Rev 12:11 that tells us that ‘they overcame him by the word of their testimony’.

I like to think of the word testimony in its wider meaning – the one that acknowledges God’s Word as the testimony. There are plenty of hints to this in the bible, particularly in the Psalms: ‘I will speak of your testimonies before kings’ and ‘Concerning your testimonies, I have known of old that you have founded them forever’ (119:46 and 119:152). Praise God, His Word is founded forever! A favourite of mine is found in Psalm 19:7, ‘the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple’.

This tells us that the word ‘testimony’ can offer us deeper insight into the greatness of God’s Word, if we will let it. We don’t have to wait until it ‘happens’ before we testify of His Word. It is more than saying, “I testify that I overcame this or that’, it is about proclaiming God’s word (His testimony, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, His Word, His promise) over our lives, over our circumstances, over our situations…. indeed, over our work, our business, our ministry, because these are all blessings that have come from God.

So, as you go forth in your business today, proclaim God’s testimony over it as the Holy Spirit leads and gives you utterance. Remember, it is founded forever!