Albert E. Farley
I was recently reminded of the great power of atomic or nuclear bombs. It is reported that a modern thermonuclear weapon can produce an explosion equal to the force of detonating more than 1.2 million tons of TNT! Truly, modern man has, at his fingertips, great power – for good or for evil. Great cities of millions of people can be lighted at a flip of a switch. Internet communications can circle the earth at the speed of light. Doctors can examine the innermost, complex parts of the body with modern MRI’s and CAT scans.
Yet, all of the power harnessed by man cannot begin to compare with the power that is contained in God’s Holy Word, the Bible! There is no power of nature – even the combination of all of the powers of nature – that can come even to a small comparison with the Word of God. The writer of the book of Hebrews said that Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word, upholds all things by the Word of His Power! 1:1-3. This is ultimate, almighty power! With this power, He created (made from nothing) the entire universe – everything in it, and by this power, He bears up and upholds it! John 1:1-4.
Our purpose is to proclaim the Word of God. Only the power of God’s Holy Word can reveal the thoughts and intents of the human heart; only God’s Word can convert the soul. It is the power of God unto salvation. James said the engrafted word can save our souls – if we will be doers of it and not hearers, only. The power of Satan is strong but God’s Almighty Word is stronger. Jesus defeated Satan with it and, if we will resist the devil with it, he will flee from us!
Our task is clear. We must learn the Truth, obey it, live by it, and teach and preach it faithfully. There is no power on earth that can defeat us. We begin 2012 with this resolution and determination. Our circulation last month: 2,784. –Albert.
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