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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: Potentate
    He will manifest in His own time,
    He who is the blessed and only Potentate,
    the King of kings and Lord of lords.
    1 Timothy 6:15
    There are different kinds of power that Jesus has as a leader. A judge has judicial power, because the entire police force backs up his or her decision. A policeman has physical power to wrestle a suspect to the ground. A legislator has legal power to make laws to influence many. When Jesus is called Potentate, He is being described as a Soldier-King with omnipotent power to do great feats. The title “Potentate” comes from the Greek word dunamai, as in “the power of God to salvation” (Romans 1:16). Our word “dynamite” comes from the root for “Potentate.”
    Jesus, I look to Your leadership for guidance. I look to Your power for help and protection today.
    Jesus is described as the Potentate, the King of kings, which means He is like a fighting king who leads his army into battle. King Jesus is not like a weak old man who lets younger knights fight for him. He can wield a sword, as well as play out a winning strategy. As the King of your life, Jesus has a strategy to make you a winner; will you follow Him? As the mighty Potentate, Jesus can give you a new dynamic to resist sin or to win over addiction. Will you let Him do it? The title “Potentate” is used to describe Jesus when He returns in power and glory. It is then when He will lead the armies of Heaven to defeat the armies of Satan.
    Lord Jesus, I know You have all authority, so I will follow Your commandments. I know You have all mighty power, so I trust You to give me strength to overcome sin and to live for You. Amen.
    Go Deeper: 1 Timothy 6:1-15
    You need the mighty power of Jesus to live for Him.