Cleansing the Inner Vessel - God's Power 2
Comparing God's power to the power of mortal men seems almost silly, but it is how understanding and humanity's identification with God comes. Comparing His power to superheroes as in Cleansing the Inner Vessel - God's Power 1 still does not do justice. The most powerful person on the planet politically right now is the president of the United States of America. President Donald Trump is also the most powerful military leader and economic leader in the world.
Juxtaposing nation by nation, many people have pushed for the recognition that the US no longer has a monopoly on power and economic force; however, the United States is the shining light to the world of what other nations aspire to become save all of the social issues that come with freedom.
Donald Trump's power is limited by the Constitution, but the power is great; however, not all of his people benefit from the power afforded him. Kim Jong Un's power is supreme in his nation of North Korea, but the benefits to his people are finite because of it. With power comes limitations.
Following are aspects of God powers, which are only limited because of His willingness to be meek in applying His will to humanity. Humans are the only animal that has the ability to chose as does God. God's power stops where the human will beings. In other areas, His power over life and death, salvation to the soul and creation itself are beyond human comprehension unless God reveals it and all people benefit from it in every nation.
Power of Resurrection
God has the power of resurrection. Jesus Christ was the first resurrection being that He had the power to overcome sin and death seeing as how Jesus had not personal sins for which to suffer therefore not deserving to die. The power of God in Jesus Christ made it possible for Christ to suffer for the sins of all of humankind and break the bands of death brought on by Adam and Eve partaking of the forbidden fruit.
Jesus Christ has passed the power of resurrection to every man and woman no matter his or her faith. No matter if a person is wicked or righteous, because of Jesus Christ's power to overcome death, it is given as a free gift to each person born.
The mortal Jesus of Nazareth explains,
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall acome forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done devil, unto the resurrection of damnation.John 5:28-29
All people have the power of resurrection give to them because God is a sharing God. The resurrection is the reuniting of a perfect and glorified physical body after death. Life is not limited to this mortal sphere of Earth and will not end with the death of the body, though the cultures of the world teach otherwise. The Egyptian and Buddist understood and understand that there is life beyond this existence as it stands. Proof will come when each person passes to the world of spirits and regains their body in its perfect form one day. It sounds like a dream or fantasy, but the Savior made it possible.
The miracle of forgiveness is that it is free to all the meek and humble who seek for it regardless of who a person is, what that person's race or station in life is or his or her religions position.
Power of Forgiveness
Forgiveness is a power God has that is free to all who take advantage of it. Unlike the free gift to all of the resurrection, in order to obtain forgiveness of sins humanity must ask personally for it from God in the name of Jesus Christ. Because Jesus Christ atoned for all the suffering of mankind, He is in a unique position to judge the hearts of mankind and offer forgiveness under the direction of Heavenly Father. He stands as an intercessionary or scapegoat for the sins and shame of all people who accept His sacrifice.
GRACE! There is nothing that a person can do to get into heaven. Heaven is only achieved by the grace of God. To qualify for that grace humankind must accept the resurrected Jesus Christ as the Son of God. People must also keep the commandments of God. The two most important commandments were revealed by the mortal Jesus of Nazareth:
- Love God.
- Love everyone as yourself.
All the commandments hang on these laws since if people love God they will follow His commandments to not lie, steal, kill, and so forth. Also, if they love others, they will not want to injure them in any way by stealing, killing, leading away from God, etc.
Power to forgive is also an ability that God shares with humanity. Not only are we created in His image, but there are budding abilities of His inside of each one of us. Some have more than others. Speaking to His Saints, Jesus Said,
Wherefore, I say unto you, that ye ought to forgive one another; for he that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses standeth condemned before the Lord; for there remaineth in him the greater sin.
I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men.
And ye ought to say in your hearts—let God judge between me and thee, and breward thee according to thy deeds. D&C 64:9-11
The miracle of forgiveness is that it is free to all the meek and humble who seek for it regardless of who a person is, what that person's race or station in life is or his or her religions position. It is free to all those who will repent and accept the atonement of Jesus Christ.
The power of president of the United States influence more than just the people who live in the nation. The policies he supports are felt around the world since the US is the most influential nation in the world. Still, this power does not compare to God's power that influences the universe and everything in it fully and unconditionally. The power over death alone is astounding, a power He is willing to share with His offspring.
With the infusion of God's love, the universe obeys Him and humanity to a limited degree. The things of the universe obey God our of love. Eric Dierker expressed a sentiment in this article, Eric’s Sunday Sermon; Conditional Love that can be applied to God if He were limited in knowledge but still has the powers of creation an life over death.
I wonder if my roses know I love them. Probably my son’s and my rock collection could not even care less that we love them. Well, they are cleaned and well taken care of. It occurs to me that love is just being in love...
Now do not think for a moment that our loving stuff is wrong. You just do not get to put them above people."
God's power is in His love for us. Fortunately, all creation loves God and He knows it. He has the power to know the humans who love Him and the things who love Him.
The power of God is the gift to mankind the come with our choice to follow Him at one time before the heavens and the Earth came into play. God is the Father of the spirits of the children of men. That is the great secret that ties all of us together as family. In Cleansing the Inner Vessel - God's Power 3 the power of creation receives some attention, how God shares it with humanity.
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