Jesus is Power

Written by Joe Dardano

Many political and social groups claiming to strive for change and thus a more democratic and just society, fail to grasp the kernel of truth behind real power and real change. Jesus told us of that power, and he told us that this power rests in Him. Belief in Jesus as Lord and trusting in His sovereign power, brings lasting change. Essential to this power is the faithful’s commitment to being in relationship with Jesus Christ on a daily basis. The crux of that relationship involves faith in Jesus, dying to sin and self and allowing God to renew our minds (Romans 12: 1-2). Central to the daily renewal of our minds is the decision to say no to sin, crucify the flesh and permit God to change our hearts and thus grant us life today, lasting into eternity (Romans 6: 4-14). Jesus did not lead political marches nor advocate spurning government authority (Romans 13:1-7). Participating in such activity may convince people they are doing good, that their actions have less impact in the long run. Real impact and real power is submission to the authority of Jesus Christ, entering into His Kingdom and following His teachings (1 Cor. 4: 20). On a day to day basis, this approach challenges us to be in the present and adding God’s insistence on forgiveness, we let go of resentments of the past, shield our hearts from fear of facing the future and embrace the present moment.

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Joe Dardano

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