God is Power. Divine Mind moving on itself generates power. There is only one Power. This is the power in the creation. It propels ideas into manifestation. Without power, there would be no manifestation. Faith, love, wisdom, life, requires power and strength to fulfil their offices in the creation.
The human consciousness must accept power in its divine aspect, in order to achieve results on life’s pathway. But there must be the realisation that there is only one power-God –Power. This power is good and only good. Any manifestation of power used evilly is the result of man’s mistaken use of free will and of the power to think. For instance, both the inventor and the counterfeiter use the one power.
The counterfeiter misuses that power for selfish ends; the inventor lets the power work through him for good purposes.
There is the good use of power, and there is the false use of power resulting in tyranny and dictatorships.
Jesus said: All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Matthew 28:18. We understand this to mean that when we unify with the Christ Mind, we can receive the flow of power in thought, and on earth which represents our body and circumstances.
With the realisation that God is all, and that God is Power, we begin to feel the glory of Omnipotence – All-Power. We know, with unshakable conviction that there is nothing to fear, that that Power, used with the attributes of Love and Wisdom, must bring forth vitality of expression in the soul; strength in body; active idea-patterns leading only to the good; and splendid achievement. In this power lies healing for ourselves and for others.
The word is empowered when we let divine power flow through us, balanced by the perfect activity of the law of being.
In the fortieth chapter of Isaiah, we find a vivid presentation of the principle as it is to be applied to the individual.
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgement is passed over from my God?
Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40;27-29; 31.
We have the admonition to hold to the truth that God is always with us, within us, and all around us; that God is the Creator, the only Power. In realising our oneness with God, we partake of power to do all things. This power applies to our thinking, to our good judgement, to our visioning of ideals, to our bodies and to our circumstances.
We are the channels when we are receptive, and when we have faith in the One Presence and the One Power as the real activity within us.
End of Power Divine Attribute
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Source: Faith and Works by Helen Zagat