What is Power?
What is it’s source?
Hopefully, we will be able to answer these questions to your satisfaction. Once understood it will most likely change your perception of all existence.
It would be idiotic to deny the existence of power. It is all around us and without power there would be no existence. If existence depends on power we must of necessity understand its essence.
The worm, the snail and the turtle all exist without knowledge that it does live and goes merrily on its way. We, too, also go about our daily life without serious thought as to who and what we are and how we came to be.
Let us examine this world we live in. It exists and we might well wonder where it came from. So many questions and often too few correct answers. The correct answer may well surprise you. We will share that with you shortly but, first we must lay the proper foundation.
Einstein’s famous equation of E=MC2 explains how matter and energy interact and behave but it does not answer the basic question of where matter and energy came from. Our five senses do not inform us of all that really exists around us. Scientists tell us that all we can perceive of the universe is really a very small or minor portion of what actually exists. We do not hear all the sounds that exist all around us as some frequencies are too low and some too high for us to hear and we do not see all the colors that exist in our world as we can not perceive the full frequency or spectrum of light. Things do exist in our world that we are not aware of.
Since something can not come from nothing we have to ask. where does our world and universe come from? How did it come into existence? How did we come into existence? We must consider that some power must have brought it into existence and if we admit that, it is necessary we understand what that power is and realize that if this unknown power created our universe it must have existed before the universe was created. All this you may have known before. What we desire to know is, what is this previous existing power?
Power to be active and effective must have a source, just as fire must have a fuel source. As Einstein inferred in his equation E=MC2, energy produces matter and matter returns to it’s original state of energy, so too does power, or energy require a source. This source must be something other than physical. This unseen source has to be something beyond what our five senses can perceive, as with some sounds and colors previously mentioned above. What is left? Dare we suggest that the source of this power must be spiritual? Many do not understand the concept of spiritual power, but it exists just the same. If we consider this concept it requires that we ask, what is the essence of spirit? We must, as humans, admit to our ignorance and seek these answers from a higher source than ourselves and delve into the spiritual world. What do we know of the spiritual world? Most know very little and at the mention of this word they retreat from it and attempt to dismiss it as folly. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 Some who will not admit to a God may have to concede to a prior creative force.
God is ‘light’, 1 John 1:5 And what is light? Light is energy and energy is power according to Einstein.
We must now answer the question what is the source of power? It must be spiritual and scripture says ‘God is Spirit’ John 4:24, and It also says that God is ‘love’. 1 John 4:8. John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. … in heaven or on earth.
These three, light, spirit and love are all attributes of an omnipotent God.
The greatest of these is love which endures forever as an eternal attribute.
Love never fails – And now these three remain, faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love. Love abideth forever. Love is eternal. 1 Cor: 13:13
Love is the answer we are looking for. The source of all power is ‘love’ and God is love.
“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God from the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1: 1-5
Because God is love, all love emanates from Him and because He is the source of love, He is also the source of all power and the source of all creation.
Love gives birth to existence and to life and when you stop loving you begin the death process. Pure love is pure joy and can only be found in existence and existence requires the omnipotent power of love. Truth may be doubted, but doubt does not change the truth.
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