November 17, 2018

CHRIST the POTENTATE: “He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords” (1 Tim 6:15). Adam Clarke writes: “The word ‘Potentate’ is applied to secular governors; but none of these can be styled the happy and only One, for only He is King over all kings and Lord over all lords.” Or as H.S. Holland says, “Not only is He the Wisdom of God, by which the world was made—not only the Revelation of God, who lightens every man—but also the Power of God, to arrest the flood of evil, to push back the merciless curse, to force open the bolted gates; the Power by which the strong Will of God enters into action upon the field of human history, and works mightily, thrusting its victorious way against all the weight of hostile principalities and unkindly powers. With power He comes from heaven that you who receive Him may have power to become, in His adoption, sons of God.” —Christ or Ecclesiastes, p 28