If people could see the benefit of giving their strength to God, they would. Instead, what they believe they see is the benefit to be derived from giving their personal strength in that which is earthly. This explains why many people heavily invest their time in earthly pursuits and pleasure, and why even those considered religious have creatively structured their own specialized relationship with God to include pet indulgences. It also explains why the power has gone out! Power is developed through strength and in the lives of many of God’s people, power in prayer and God’s supernatural power to prevail over things that are wrong has gone out like a light. Not there!
John, the Revelator prophetically exposed a warfare between true power and it’s counterfeit: “These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them – for he is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful (Revelation 17:13, 14).”
Besides the warfare, John also saw the Creation as it will be seen ultimately aligned with the Creator: “These people say with a loud voice, ‘Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and blessing.’ And every creature in heaven, earth, under the earth, and in the sea…are heard saying, ‘Blessing, honor, glory, power, be to Him and to the Lamb (Revelation 5:12-14; 7:9-12).”
It is time to give God your strength and receive His power on the altar of exchange. Yield your strength over to Him ahead of anyone or anything else, honoring Him with that which was His from the beginning! Honor and worship Him with your strength and with the crowns He has given you, saying: “Now unto Him that is able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of His glory with great joy, To the only wise God my Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever (Jude 1:24, 25).”
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