All Authority

"He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed." - Daniel 7:14

Napoleon was one of the greatest military commanders in history. Rising to power in 1799, he built an empire that extended throughout Europe for 15 years. He was finally captured and was exiled to the island of St. Helena off of Africa in 1815 and lived the last six years of his life there.

In his last days he spoke truthfully: "You speak of empires and power. Well, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires, but on what did we found them? Force. Christ founded His on love, and at this moment there are millions ready to die for Him.... I see no army, no banner or battering ram; yet a mysterious power is there, working in the interest of Christianity; men secretly sustained here and there by a common faith in the great Unseen. I die before my time, and my body will be given to the earth as food for worms. Such is the fate of him called Napoleon the Great. But look to Christ, honored and loved in every land. Look at His kingdom, rising over all other kingdoms. His life was not the life of a man; His death not that of a man but of God. "

All authority is given to Jesus Christ, our Lord. Today in prayer, praise Him that He is Lord of all.

"But the coming kingdom is altogether different. It will never be destroyed. It will not be succeeded by another, but will endure for ever. Its universality in space is thus paralleled by its universality in time and as such reflects the very nature of God himself." - D.S. Russell

God's Word: "And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church" - Ephesians 1:22

By Peter Kennedy, Copyright 2004, Devotional E-Mail DEVOTIONS IN EZEKIEL AND DANIEL

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