The ten most powerful things in the universe

The ten most powerful things in the universe

The ten most powerful things in the universe

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.”
2 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.

Written by Roy Lessin, copyright ©
2003.
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