Daily Lift – February 23, 2019

Power of God unto Salvation

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The priestly cast of the ancient Medes and Persians were regarded as wise men possessing supernatural or occult powers. It is perhaps because of this that notable wise men may have been assumed to have been supernaturally gifted in the long ago, and for no other reason than for their wisdom, whether or not the latter was genuine. For example, the wise men, astrologers, soothsayers, and magicians of King Nebuchadnezzar could not interpret the King’s dream, though God enabled Daniel to do so. Divine power is not magic in any of its forms or manifestations, though the words “sorcerer” or “magician” translate from “magos,” the plural of which is “magi,” and which has been used to describe the wise men who followed he star at Matthew Two in order to worship the infant Christ. Their arrival at the Lord’s birthplace was not magic, but Divinely arranged and appointed. Even now, they who come unto the Lord will do so through the Gospel, the power of God unto salvation.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater