Divine Power Gives Success

Updated: Feb 21

Written by: John Sernaque

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Ezekiel 1: 8

1:8 And [they had] the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.


Divine Power Gives Success—

In Ezekiel’s vision, God had His hand beneath the wings of the cherubim. This is to teach His servants that it is divine power that gives them success. He will work with them if they will put away iniquity, and become pure in heart and life. The heavenly messengers seen by Ezekiel, like a bright light going among the living creatures with the swiftness of lightning, represent the speed with which this work will finally go forward to completion. He who slumbers not, who is continually at work for the accomplishment of His designs, can carry forward His great work harmoniously. That which appears to finite minds entangled and complicated, the Lord’s hand can keep in perfect order. He can devise ways and means to thwart the purposes of wicked counselors, and those who plot out mischief. {4BC 1161.1}


Those who are called to responsible positions in the work of God often feel that they are carrying heavy burdens, when they may have the satisfaction of knowing that Jesus carries them all. We permit ourselves to feel altogether too much care, trouble, and perplexity in the Lord’s work. We need to trust Him, believe in Him, and go forward. The tireless vigilance of the heavenly messengers, their unceasing employment in their ministry in connection with the beings of earth, show us how God’s hand is guiding the wheel within a wheel. The divine Instructor is saying to every actor in His work, as He said to Cyrus of old, “I girded thee, though thou hast not known me” (The Review and Herald, January 11, 1887). {4BC 1161.2}


We can do all things through Christ Jesus, which strengthens us. God is the God of miracles. By Faith and trust, God’s work can go forward if we allow God to use us as His vessels. If you allow the Spirit to lead and guide you then your steps will be sure. We all have a burden to bear but if you yoke up to Christ, your burden will be easy. God’s mighty hand will bear you up to swiftly go forward to complete the work He has called you to do. What a mighty God we serve.


Dear God,

We thank You for calling us to complete the most important work of salvation. We pray that You give us continued success in reaching the lost. For supporting us with the work that we may be in harmony with You and for carrying the burden that would crush us without Your helping Hand. We pray that we may be like the messengers seen by Ezekiel, moving with the swiftness of lighting in completing the work. We pray that You keep our paths clear; removing all obstacles Satan throws our way. Please grant us Your power for continued success. We thank You and praise You, in the name of Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen.


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