The Richardsons

“God has spoken once,Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God.”
Psalm 62:11

Nothing or no one in this world is more powerful than God.  In 2 Chronicles 25:8 it states “… God has power to help and to overthrow.”  Many today are striving for power and those who are in positions of power desire even more power.  Power that is not utilized correctly breathes nothing but corruption.  When additional power is granted to someone who abuses the power they already have it causes corruption.  Corruption is a brainchild of evil and wickedness which stems from the devil.  Evil and wickedness will lead to judgment.  Power belongs to GOD!

Abuse of power can be seen in all areas of society. Men and women are seeking power from whatever source they can. They trample on whoever is in the way of the journey of  acquiring power They may take a bribe or sell themselves just to achieve power.  At the end of the day, the wickedness of the wicked will catch up with them and God will bring it to an end.  The Word of God does not lie, whatever we sow we are sure to reap.

In Galatians 6:8 it states “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”  What are the works of the flesh?  “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Galatians 5:19-21It is foolish for anyone in authority to be deceived in thinking that they can abuse their earthly power and God not take note of it and act in His time accordingly.  God neither slumbers nor sleeps and His eyes do not miss a thing.  If God has placed power in your hands, for your own sake and the sake of your children and children’s children, use that power for good.  “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in the power of your hand to do so.”  Proverbs 3:27  If you are in a position of authority in the government, the church, the home, the work place, or any other area of society do not spike others because of bad mind, jealousy, hatred, unforgiveness or other evil motives.

Do not make a child pay because you do not like their parent/s.  Do not withhold a document from somebody because your sister had a run in years ago with her sister.  Do not scandal someone’s good name all because they seem to be progressing and you are going no where in life.  Do not give someone a hard time because they are born here or not born here.  “These six things the LORD hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil,  A false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.”  Proverbs 6:16-19   All who abuse the power and authority given them and use it for ulterior motives, manipulation, control, or to hurt and hinder others are downright wicked and God is sure to bring judgment if they do not repent.

God is a God of justice.  The Bible states in Psalm 37:28 “For the Lord loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.”   Not only that; those who keep justice are blessed.  “Blessed are those who keep justice, And he who does righteousness at all times!”  Psalm 106:3

In Psalm 37:35-36 it states “I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree.  Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more;Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.”

If you are in a position of authority in your home, church, government, social organization or any other area in society take heed and do not abuse your power by doing evil and wicked deeds and oppressing others and sowing corruption.  Warning always comes before judgment, beware, take heed and repent.