Everyone is intrigued by this new series “Power” which aired on the Starz network. I don’t endorse the glamorization of violence but I have to admit that the writing of the plot is brilliant. It is an intricate look into the quest for Power by two men who have been in the drug game since they were kids, Tommy and James aka “Ghost.” Tommy is infatuated with the pursuit of power and can see no other way to exist other than the drug game. James the brains of the operation also known as “Ghost” want a better life outside of the violent drug life he used as his ticket out of the ghetto. Ghost’s motto is that “you always have to be three steps ahead of everyone else.
God wants us to have Power but not from our own human manipulations and violent under takings. It’s just like God told the Prophet Zechariah to tell the King; Then he said to me, “It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.”
If we are really going to tap into God’s power via the Holy “Ghost” we have to stay three steps ahead:
- God made the earth by his Power. In Genesis it states that the Spirit of God hovered over the earth when it was formless. Before there was anything there was “Ghost” or God’s Holy Spirit. It is the Power that creates. Without God’s Spirit we are limited in our ability to create and we have no real power. Just before Jesus ascended back to heaven after his resurrection he told his disciples; But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
- God preserves the earth with his wisdom. The only reason that James and Tommy have been able to last as long as they have is through the wisdom of “Ghost.” If they gave in to Tommy’s impulsive nature they would have been destroyed by now. It is the ability of “Ghost” to think three steps ahead that keeps them alive. The Holy Ghost is the mind of Christ. It leads us out of our impulsive nature. There is a way that seems right to a man but leads to death but when we have the mind of Christ it leads to life.
- With his understanding he stretched out the heavens. The heavens are so expansive that scientists are still discovering new planets. God’s breath of understanding is beyond our comprehension but when we tap into the Holy Spirit we are able to grasp things beyond human capacity. The writer of Proverbs says, Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding. We only truly have understanding when we are filled with the Holy “Ghost!”
Help me to stay three steps ahead of my enemies by yielding to your Holy Ghost. I don’t want to miss the Power you want to give me by leaning to my own understanding and getting caught up in my flesh. I know the Holy Ghost wants better for me. So I surrender to your voice so I will not die in what you are trying to take me out of. Thank you for your Holy Ghost Power!
In Jesus Name,