[The Glory Unveiled]
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” ( Acts 3:6 )
It is said in the business world that a delegated power or authority cannot be further delegated [the Latin says, “delegatus non potest delegare]. This means that power given cannot be transferred to or shared with another. So even though Peter was with John, he didn’t say “what we have…” In the right application of delegation, a delegate does not show in the discharge of their duties that power was delegated to them. When power or authority is degated to another, that other person acts as if the power was directly from them. In the verse 12 of the same chapter as our focal verse, the apostle Peter reveals that what he said he had in our focal verse which is not silver or gold, was delegated power. The Lord Jesus had given His disciples power to thwart the works of Satan. It is that power delegated to them that the apostle spoke of that he had. And because he understood how delegation works, he exercised the power so excellently that the desired outcome was actualized as if it was Christ Jesus himself. In our walk with Christ, we have the same delegated power. We are to manifest the glory of the Kingdom of God through the demonstration of power. The world is in dire need of the power of God. We must show kindness to the world by letting them see God’s glory manifest. Exercise your power in the name of Jesus.
Prayer_Bead: Everlasting Father, King of Glory, thank you for your power given to me. On the strength of that power, I manifest your glory to the world in my daily life.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.