Chapter 6 – The Purposes Of Power


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Explain how spiritual power differs from worldly power.
  • Give a Biblical reference which confirms that the principles of the world are opposite of those of the Kingdom of God.
  • Identify purposes for spiritual power.


Undirected power can be dangerous. The power of a mighty river can be channeled for good purposes. It can bring water to farmers. Great ships can sail upon its waters. In some societies it is used to produce powerful energy in a form called “electricity.”

But the same river, if undirected, can flood its banks and cause great damage. It can ruin crops and land, destroy homes, and take lives. It is the same river. It is the same power. The river is a positive force when directed for proper purposes, and destructive when it is not.

Spiritual power used for wrong purposes is as dangerous as a mighty river flooding out of control. For this reason it is important to understand the Scriptural purposes for spiritual power.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.