Biblical Concept: Power Lust, Angelic and Human
NAS 1 Timothy 2:1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. †(Nothing about this Biblical Concept should lead to anarchy.)
"In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." †(Thomas Jefferson, fair copy of the drafts of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798)
Why would governing authorities raise taxes when greater and many times record receipts have flowed to the US treasury when taxes have been lowered (Kennedy, Reagan, Bush 2)?† They raise taxes because it is about power (social architecture, punishing opponents, appeasing supporters, dependence promotion, equality promotion, fairness promotion).† See 1 Kings 12:1-15.
"In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature." -- James Madison (Federalist No. 52, 8 February 1788).
"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." -- James Madison (speech in the Virginia constitutional convention, 2 December 1829).
ďFree markets are simply millions upon millions of individual decision-makers, engaged in peaceable, voluntary exchange pursuing what they see in their best interests. People who denounce the free market and voluntary exchange, and are for control and coercion, believe they have more intelligence and superior wisdom to the masses. Whatís more, they believe theyíve been ordained to forcibly impose that wisdom on the rest of us. Of course, they have what they consider good reasons for doing so, but every tyrant that has ever existed has had what he believed were good reasons for restricting the liberty of others.Ē -- Walter Williams, George Mason University economics professor.
ďPray tell, my brother, why do dictators kill and make war?† Is it for glory; for things, for beliefs, for hatred, for power? †Yes, but more, because they can. -- Freedom, Democracy, Peace, Power, Democide, and War Web-site.
"An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens....There has never been a moment of my life in which I should have relinquished for it the enjoyments of my family, my farm, my friends & books." -- Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Melish, 13 January 1813).
1 Timothy 6:9-10 †9 But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.† 10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang. (Power and riches relationship.)
ďThe problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.Ē (Margaret Thatcher) (Socialism and power to take other peopleís money relationship.)
Findings:† Power lust is the original volitional sin of angels and humans.† Power lust is the governing principle of Satanís plan for the spiritual and physical universe.† Power lust is the strongest force in the spiritual and physical universe, not including God.† Power lust is a usual course of action among humans--governments, corporations, groups, and individuals.† Jesus Christís spiritual work on the cross defeated angelic and human power lust.† After angelic and human power lust have been allowed to run their course, the Triune God of the Bible will rule eternally in the fullest exhibition of His just and righteous power--Amen.†
Satanís Power Lust Goals: (End parentheses are mine.)
NAS Isaiah 14:12 "How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations! 13 "But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north. 14 'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.' †(Satanís five I willís of power lust, the origin of power lust.† A be like God goal.)
NAS 1 John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. †(Globalism goal.)
NAS Ephesians 2:2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.† (Globalism goal.)
Ephesians 6:12 ††12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.† (Globalism goal.)
NAS 2 Thessalonians 2:9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,† (The power of the man of lawlessness during the Tribulation.)
NAS Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.† (The power of the Beast during the Tribulation.)
NAS Revelation 13:4 and they worshiped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?"† (Globalism leading to worship.)
NAS Revelation 13:5 And there was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies; and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.† (The spiritual authority of the Antichrist during the Tribulation.)
NAS Revelation 13:7 And it was given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them; and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.† (Globalism goal.)
NAS Revelation 13:12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.† (Globalism leading to worship.)
NAS Revelation 17:13 "These have one purpose and they give their power and authority to the beast. †(Globalism goal.)
NAS Job 1:12 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him." So Satan departed from the presence of the LORD.† (Suffering goal.)
NAS Job 2:6 So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life."† (Suffering goal.)
NAS Hebrews 2:14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil; (Death goal.)
Romans 8:38-39 ††38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,† 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. †(Separation from God Goal.)
NAS 2 Corinthians 10:4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.† (Global fortress goal.)
NAS Matthew 24:29 "But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken,
NAS Mark 13:25 AND THE STARS WILL BE FALLING from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.
Random Acts Of Power Lust: (End parentheses are mine.)
NAS Ecclesiastes 4:1 Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun. And behold I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort them; and on the side of their oppressors was power, but they had no one to comfort them.
NAS Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight, for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.
NAS Ecclesiastes 8:9 All this I have seen and applied my mind to every deed that has been done under the sun wherein a man has exercised authority over another man to his hurt.† (Compare Romans 13:1-4 and Godís good intent for government.)
NAS Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?† (Religious power lust.)
NAS Jeremiah 22:17 "But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion."
NAS Daniel 11:3 "And a mighty king will arise, and he will rule with great authority and do as he pleases.† 4 "But as soon as he has arisen, his kingdom will be broken up and parceled out toward the four points of the compass, though not to his own descendants, nor according to his authority which he wielded; for his sovereignty will be uprooted and given to others besides them.† (An Alexander the Great prophecy.)
Daniel 11:23 ††23 "And after an alliance is made with him he will practice deception, and he will go up and gain power with a small force of people. (A prophecy of Antiochus Epiphanies and his rule over the Seleucid Empire.)
NAS Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore, the law is ignored And justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore, justice comes out perverted.
NAS Habakkuk 1:6 "For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, That fierce and impetuous people Who march throughout the earth To seize dwelling places which are not theirs. 7 "They are dreaded and feared. Their justice and authority originate with themselves. †(See Biblical Concept: War.)
NAS Matthew 20:25 But Jesus called them to Himself, and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
NAS Mark 10:42 And calling them to Himself, Jesus *said to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.
NAS Luke 22:25 And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called 'Benefactors.'
NAS 2 Peter 2:10 and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties,
NAS Jude 1:8 Yet in the same manner these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.
NAS James 2:6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court?
NAS Proverbs 28:3 A poor man who oppresses the lowly Is like a driving rain which leaves no food.
NAS Isaiah 10:13 For he has said, "By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I did† this, For I have understanding; And I removed the boundaries of the peoples, And plundered their treasures, And like a mighty man I brought down their inhabitants, (King of Assyria)
NAS Isaiah 30:12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, "Since you have rejected this word, And have put your trust in oppression and guile, and have relied on them,†
NAS Jeremiah 21:12 O house of David, thus says the LORD: "Administer justice every morning; And deliver the person who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor, That My wrath may not go forth like fire And burn with none to extinguish it, Because of the evil of their deeds.
NAS Ezekiel 22:12 "In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me," declares the Lord GOD.
NAS Ezekiel 22:29 "The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice.
NAS Luke 22:53 "While I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power of darkness are yours."
NAS Micah 2:1 Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.
NAS Isaiah 18:7 At that time a gift of homage will be brought to the LORD of hosts From a people tall and smooth, Even from a people feared far and wide, A powerful and oppressive nation, Whose land the rivers divide-- To the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, even Mount Zion. (Ethiopia)
NAS Psalm 69:4 Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies, What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
NAS Genesis 16:6 But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your power; do to her what is good in your sight." So Sarai treated her harshly, and she fled from her presence.
The antidote to human and angelic power lust: (End parentheses are mine.)
NAS Acts 2:24 "And God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.† (The resurrection of Jesus Christ.)
NAS 1 Corinthians 15:24 then comes the end, when He delivers up the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.† (Christís Millennial rule.)
NAS Matthew 24:30 and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.† (Christís Second Advent.)
NAS Matthew 26:64 Jesus *said to him, "You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN."† (Christís Second Advent.)
NAS Mark 9:1 And He was saying to them, "Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who shall not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power."† (Christís Second Advent.)
NAS Mark 13:26 "And then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN CLOUDS with great power and glory.† (Christís Second Advent.)
NAS Mark 14:62 And Jesus said, "I am; and you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN."† (Christís Second Advent.)
NAS Luke 21:27 "And then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.† (Christís Second Advent.)
NAS Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
NAS Ephesians 1:21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come.
NAS Colossians 2:10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;
NAS Revelation 2:26 'And he who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS;† (See Biblical Concept: Ruling and Reigning)
NAS Ephesians 3:10 in order that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
NAS Colossians 2:15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.
NAS 1 Peter 3:22 who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.
Hebrews 2:14-15 ††14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil;† 15 and might deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. (Devil death relationship.)
NAS Luke 22:69 "But from now on THE SON OF MAN WILL BE SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND of the power OF GOD." (Son power relationship.)
NAS Luke 24:49 "And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." (See Biblical Concept: Spiritual Empowerment.)
NAS Acts 1:8 but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."
NAS Revelation 4:11 "Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created."
NAS Revelation 5:12 saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."
NAS Revelation 7:12 saying, "Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen."
NAS Revelation 11:17 saying, "We give Thee thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who art and who wast, because Thou hast taken Thy great power and hast begun to reign.† (See Biblical Concept: The Earthly Reign of God the Father.)
NAS Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.
NAS Revelation 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one was able to enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.
NAS Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, 3 and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.
NAS Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.
NAS Luke 10:19 "Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you.
NAS Job 34:30 So that godless men should not rule, Nor be snares of the people.
NAS Proverbs 24:5 A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power. (Knowledge power relationship.)