Fight the Power

This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Dan Looney:

When I was a child, the “Power” was my parents. They had control of me, and I trusted them. I would fight them over things like bed time and vegetables, but they would win in the end (most of the time).

As an adolescent, the “Power” became something different. It became “The Man” (the police, the government, or whoever was stopping or hindering us from doing whatever we wanted). We were young, worldly men and woman struggling against worldly authority.

When I became a man and a father, things changed. I started eating my vegetables and going to bed on time (most of the time). I began to see selfishness and sin as corrupting powers in the world.

When I became a Christian, I realized that the “Fight” is not my fight at all, it belongs to Jesus. The “Power” is not “The Man”, it is Satan. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life.” 1Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”

Brethren, our selfishness and sin nature make us vulnerable to Satan’s influence in this world. Our path is not to “Fight the Power” but to apply Truth to power. Trust Jesus, the Truth.

1Cor 13:11, “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. but when I grew up, I put away childish things.” Eph 2:2, “in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience”