Matthew 22:29 “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”

6:13 “. . . For thine is [1] the kingdom, and [2] the power, and [3] the glory, for ever. Amen.”

Romans 1:20 “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. . . .”

Hebrews 1:1-3 “God . . . hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son . . . by whom also he made the worlds. . . .”

John 1:1-3 “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

Genesis 1:16 “. . . he made the stars also.” (Now that is power.)

The Son Of Man Came Into the World by the Power Of God:

Luke 1:35 “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”

Hebrews 2:9-18 “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death . . . that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”

He Has Power Over Life & Death:

Matthew 9:6 “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.” (And he did!)

John 10:13-18 “I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.”

The Lord Will Rightfully Take His Power to Himself:

Matthew 28:16-18 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

The World Shall See Him in Power (but it will be too late for them):

Matthew 24:29-31 “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”

26:57-64 “Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

Luke 21:27 “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”

Satan Also Has Power In This World (He Seeks To Be Like The Lord) But He Is Not Worthy Of It:

Luke 22:53 “When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

Acts 26:16-18 “To open their eyes, and to turn them . . . from the power of Satan unto God. . . .”

Luke 4:5-7 “And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all [1] the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All [2] this power will I give thee, and [3] the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.”

(Matthew 6:13 again: “. . . For thine is [1] the kingdom, and [2] the power, and [3] the glory, for ever. Amen.”)

(Revelation 4:11 “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”)

(5:12 “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.”)

Satan’s Power Is Not His Own (It Is Given To Him):

(again) Luke 4:6 “And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.”) [The Lord turned down Satan’s offer.]


Revelation 13:5 “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.”

v. 7 “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”

v. 2 “And . . . the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”

QUESTION: What did the beast have to do to receive this power from Satan?

HINT: See Luke 4:6-7 again: “If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.” [The beast didn’t refuse this offer.]

(The devil does not make this offer to everybody because he doesn’t have to: most people sell out for a lot less.)

(v. 4 “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”) [These all sell out just to save their skin!]

QUESTION: Why do they not worship the God who gave power to the dragon, who gave his power to the beast?

ANSWER: Because they are evil!

6:4 “And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.”

v. 8 “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”

9:3 “And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.”

QUESTION: What is the point of letting Satan have all this power?

ANSWER: The natural fruit of rebellion against God is made manifest, and the wheat is separated from the chaff.

(Matthew 24:12 “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”)

“What kind of a God would let all this evil happen?” — the world

Men Seem To Have Power:

John 19:1-15 “Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?” (Caesar, Pilate, the priests, the mob.)

Romans 9:17 “For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.”

And Men Do Have Power Somewhat

1st Corinthians 9:4-5 “Have we not power to eat and to drink?”

Angels Have More Power Than Men

Revelation 18:1 “And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.”

Matthew 11:11 “Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”

But the Real Power Is in Christ

1st Corinthians 1:22-25 “But unto them which are called . . . Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.”

5:4 “In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered . . . with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ. . . .”

Not in Slick Smooth Talking Ecumenical Hucksters

4:19-20 “For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.”

Most Men Give Their Strength To Satan:

Revelation 17:12 “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.”

Revelation 17:13 “These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”

There Is a Warfare Between the Powers (and the Lord is willing to help you make the right decision):

Romans 9:22 “What if God, willing . . . to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction. . . .”

Luke 4:14 “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.”

4:32 “And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.”

4:36 “And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.”

9:37-45 “And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. . . . and they feared to ask him of that saying.”

12:4-5 “Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell. . . .”

(Satan and his agents do not have this power!)

It Pleased God to Give Somewhat of this Power to Men:

Matthew 10:1 “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”

Mark 3:14-15 “And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils. . . .”

Mark 6:7 “And he called unto him the twelve . . . and gave them power over unclean spirits. . . .”

Luke 9:1 “Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.”

Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Luke 24:49 “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.”

Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Acts 6:8 “And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.”

But The Power Is Of God:

Acts 3:12 “And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?”

1st Corinthians 2:4-5 “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

The Preaching Of The Cross:

1st Corinthians 1:18 “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”

Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

1st Corinthians 11:10 “For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

1st Corinthians 15:24 “Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

1st Corinthians 15:43 “It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

2nd Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

2nd Corinthians 6:7 “By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

2nd Corinthians 8:3 “For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;

2nd Corinthians 10:10 “For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

2nd Corinthians 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2nd Corinthians 13:4 “For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

2nd Corinthians 13:10 “Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

Ephesians 1:19 “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us_ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Ephesians 1:21 “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

Ephesians 2:2 “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Ephesians 3:7 “Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

Ephesians 3:10 “To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Ephesians 3:20 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Philippians 3:10 “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

Colossians 1:11 “Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

Colossians 1:13 “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Colossians 1:16 “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Colossians 2:10 “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

Colossians 2:15 “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

1st Thessalonians 1:5 “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

2nd Thessalonians 1:9 “Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

2nd Thessalonians 1:11 “Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:

2nd Thessalonians 2:9 “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

2nd Thessalonians 3:9 “Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

1st Timothy 6:16 “Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

2nd Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2nd Timothy 1:8 “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

2nd Timothy 3:5 “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Titus 3:1 “Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

Hebrews 1:3 “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Hebrews 2:14 “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Hebrews 6:5 “And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

Hebrews 7:16 “Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

1st Peter 1:5 “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1st Peter 3:22 “Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

2nd Peter 1:3 “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

2nd Peter 1:16 “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

2nd Peter 2:11 “Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

Jude 1:25 “To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Revelation 2:26 “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

Revelation 7:12 “Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 9:10 “And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

Revelation 9:19 “For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

Revelation 11:3 “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Revelation 11:6 “These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

Revelation 11:17 “Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Revelation 12:10 “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Revelation 13:12 “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

Revelation 13:14 “And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

Revelation 13:15 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

Revelation 14:18 “And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

Revelation 15:8 “And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

Revelation 16:8 “And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

Revelation 16:9 “And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

Revelation 19:1 “And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

Revelation 20:6 “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.