God’s Power 18
So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, hand this man over to Satanfor the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 5:4-5
It is God’s power that executes judgement, and hands a person over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh. People are so scared of Satan, and are not scared of God, yet the Bible advices us to fear the one who can destroy both body and soul in hell.
God wants us to love Him, and obey Him out of love and reverence, but for those who find it so difficult to love God, they can least fear Him as the judge. That is simply wisdom.
We fear authority here on earth and a lot of people do not want problem with police, the law, law enforcement officers, the judge etc. But man is easily deceived into not fearing instituted spiritual authority.
Well, God is the spiritual authority, power and judge. He simply hands man over to Satan or spiritual tormentors and prison wardens until they pay the full fine and penalty.
And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. Matthew 18:34
Jesus had fear of the Lord so who are we to mock God and insult Him?
All power belongs to God, including the power of judgement. In this Scripture, Paul passed judgement on a man that was having immoral relationship with his father’s wife and asked the Church to hand the man to Satan by God’s power for the destruction of the flesh.
They were asked to do this when the power of God manifests. That was the same fate that Ananias and Sapphira suffered.
Behold the kindness and sternness or severity of God. God can save and destroy, kill and give life. His has the power of justice and must execute justice as a just God. He is not partial so we need to think twice before harming others.
What we sow is what we will reap, but mercy triumphs over judgement, and when this world is over, those in the Kingdom of God will say final goodbye to judgement. All powers will be destroyed. Death will be destroyed, victory will be sure and everlasting – Glory to God.
May great grace be upon us in Jesus name.