“The fiat of the Almighty…”

In the late 1800s, Frederick Douglass, a courageous, compelling figure in American history, said these marvelous words: “I do not despair for this country. The fiat of the Almighty–let there be light–has not yet been spent.”

Think about that. God’s fiat, His formal decree or command, “let there be light” has not yet been spent. There is still residual power inside God’s opening words in the Scriptures when He commanded light to shine inside the darkness and chaos of Genesis 1.

Douglass was an escaped slave who became a brilliant orator, abolitionist, and preacher, and he understood that even at a time when darkness and chaos seemed to rule the day, God’s fiat, His eternal decree, could still produce life.

Let’s believe this today. Let’s be God’s echo chamber, and speak those same words into the midnight areas around us. The fiat of the Almighty has not yet been spent.

2 thoughts on ““The fiat of the Almighty…”

  1. Chris,

    I don’t know if you have heard but I received some wonderful news from the results of my recent follow-up Petscan. My tumor continues to shrink and my Oncologist believes within the next 2 to 3 months I should be CANCER FREE. Praise God. I very much appreciate all the prayers that have risen from the church. As you may recall I was diagnosed about 8 months ago with a stage 4 metastatic cancer in my left lung. It was too big to operate but it was hoped that with treatment it would shrink to a size that was operable. Now it is essentially gone. They are amazed at the City of Hope that this tumor is almost gone after only a few months when they expected it to take two years to be operable size. God has directed me in amazing ways to pursue alternative modalities of treatment. I very much appreciate your prayers.

    Bill T.


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