Higher Powers

Does God delegate power to antichrists in tribulation and judgment? Let's examine.


Ro 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers <1849>. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Ac 10:42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he (Christ) which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

Mt 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority <1849>, and not as the scribes.

Mt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power <1849> is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Lu 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Tit 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities <746> and powers <1849>, to obey magistrates <3980>, to be ready to every good work,

Ac 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey <3980> God rather than men.

Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality <746> and power <1849>:

Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities <746>, against powers <1849>, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


Re 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power <1849>, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Joh 19:11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power <1849> at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

Lu 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power <1849> of darkness.

Re 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power <1849> was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

Re 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power <1849> was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

Re 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power <1849> was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Re 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power <1849> over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

Re 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength <1849> unto the beast.

Job 1:12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

Ex 9:16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

2Th 2:4 Who (man of sin) opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Jer 27:11 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the LORD; and they shall till it, and dwell therein.

Re 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power <1849>, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Jer 51:7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.

Re 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:


Ro 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power <1849>? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

Ro 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Ps 17:13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:

Jer 15:15 O LORD, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke.

Nu 35:19 The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.

Re 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

Jer 2:34 Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.

Re 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

Job 24:14 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.

Isa 1:21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

De 32:43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.


The Bible appears to be defining higher powers with God Himself. He is above all principalities and powers that is given to antichrist who ruled in tribulation. Power in the form of a sword (the Bible in the mouth of false prophets) is given to the wicked in the church to excute judgment on those who came against the body of Christ.