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5457 power, human

5457 power, human

All human power and authority comes from God. God also gives special power to his people.

All human power comes from God

Dt 8:17-18; Ro 13:1 See also Jdg 3:12; 2Ki 13:3,5; 2Ch 25:8; Da 2:37; Da 4:29-32; Jn 19:10-11; Ac 4:28; Col 1:16; 1Pe 2:13-14

God gives power to his people

God’s power is at work in believers Ps 68:35 See also Isa 40:29-31; 2Co 4:7; 2Co 10:4; 2Co 12:9; Eph 3:20; Eph 6:10; Col 1:11; 2Th 1:11

Examples of God giving power to believers Moses: Ex 4:21; Dt 34:12; Ac 7:22
2Sa 5:10 pp 1Ch 11:9 David; 1Ki 18:46 Elijah; 2Ch 27:6 Jotham; Da 2:23 Daniel; Lk 1:17 John the Baptist Jesus Christ gives power to his disciples: Lk 9:1 pp Mt 10:1 pp Mk 6:7; Lk 10:19 Christians heal by God’s power: Ac 4:7,10; Ac 6:8; 1Co 12:10

God gives resurrection power to believers Eph 1:19-20 See also 2Co 13:4; Php 3:10; Col 1:29; Col 2:12

The Holy Spirit equips individuals for special tasks Jdg 3:10 Othniel Samson: Jdg 14:6,19; Jdg 15:14 Saul: 1Sa 10:6,10; 1Sa 11:6
1Sa 16:13 David; Isa 61:1 the Messiah, fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Lk 4:18); Mic 3:8 Micah; Lk 1:35 Mary; Lk 4:14 Jesus Christ

The Holy Spirit gives power to believers Ac 1:8 See also Lk 24:49; Ro 15:13; Eph 3:16

Human power derives from wisdom

Ecc 7:19 See also Pr 3:27; Pr 8:14; Pr 24:5; Ecc 9:13-18

The abuse of human power

Pr 28:28 See also Jdg 6:2; Job 21:7; Pr 28:12; Ecc 4:1; Jer 5:27-28; Jer 23:10; Eze 22:6; Mic 2:1; Mic 7:3

The absence of human power

Dt 28:32; 2Ch 14:11; Ne 5:5; Job 5:15-16; Job 6:11-13

The power of the wicked is temporary

Ps 37:16-17 See also Est 9:1; Ps 37:32-33; Pr 11:7; Eze 13:20-21

See also

1105God, power of
3239Holy Spirit, anointing
3269Holy Spirit in Christ
4215Babylon
4263Rome
5215authority
5347injustice
5367kingdoms
5785ambition
5954strength
8361wisdom
8790oppression

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