In a world of terrorism, dictatorships, and weapons of mass destruction, can the events that happened 2,000 years ago on a hillside near Jerusalem actually make a difference in our lives today?
Does the suffering of Jesus Christ on the cross and His bodily resurrection three days later still have the power to defeat the enemies of all that is good and right? The answer is a triumphant "Yes!"
It is important for us to remember that the last words Jesus spoke before His death on the cross were, "It is finished." The debt of our sin had been paid in full. Yet even though the work of redemption was finished, Jesus was not finished. Three days later, Jesus was raised from the dead by the power of God. The power of God is greater than any power that exists in the world today. More than any army, more than any weapon, more than any ruler, Jesus Christ is Lord over all and has power over all.
The following is a list of the ten most powerful things in the universe that are available to you today as a believer in Jesus Christ.
1. The Power of the Blood of Jesus
Nothing else can bring you forgiveness. "In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace." EPHESIANS 1:7 NKJV
2. The Power of the Gospel
Nothing else can save your soul. "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the
salvation of everyone who believes." ROMANS 1:16 NIV
3. The Power of the Cross
Nothing else can deliver you from the slavery of sin. "We know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin." ROMANS 6:6 NIV
4. The Power of the Word
Nothing else can bring you transforming truth. "The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged
sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." HEBREWS 4:12 NIV
5. The Power of the Kingdom of God
Nothing else can keep you from evil. "Do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For
Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen." MATTHEW 6:13 NKJV
6. The Power of the Holy Spirit
Nothing else can conform you to Jesus'image."We can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as
the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him." II CORINTHIANS 3:18 TLB
7. The Power of the Resurrection
Nothing else can give you eternal hope."Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great
mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." I PETER 1:3 NIV
8. The Power of Prayer
Nothing else can move the hand of God. "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
MATTHEW 21:22 NIV
9. The Power of Grace
Nothing else can freely give you all you need."God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always
having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work." II CORINTHIANS 9:8 NKJV
10. The Power of Faith -
Nothing else can keep you till the end."In His great mercy He has given us an inheritance that can never
perish, spoil or fade-kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time." I PETER 1:1-5 NIV
Finally, be assured that Jesus Christ is presently at the right hand of the Father, that He has a name that is above all names, that He is the King of kings and Lord of lords, that all enemies are under His feet, and that His government and peace will never end. He will soon rise from His throne and return to this earth to rule in righteousness. Until that day, continue to look up, for your redemption draws near.