A Word to the Power Hungry

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If there is one thing every human being on the planet wants, it’s power.  We want to be in control of what’s going on.  If we are totally honest, we all want to rule the word.  If we don’t want to rule the whole world, we at least want to be in control of what happens in ours.

Power.

We want power over people.  Whether it’s a dictator seeking to control the lives of the general populace, or simply parents trying to control the behavior of their children, we want to be able to control what others do. 

Power.

We even want power over God.  Just think of how many books have been written over the last century telling us how to get our prayers answered.  We want to be able to tell God what He should do and have Him comply.  Sound about right?

To a world that is hungering and craving for power, King Jesus offers some very interesting words…

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The word kingdom, when referring to the Kingdom of God, refers to the actual reign of a monarch.  The Kingdom of God, then, refers to the active reign of God,or, God actively taking charge.  If God were truly in charge, exercising Kingly authority, shouldn’t we expect to see something released that causes things to be different than they were before?