There has been a lot of discussion around power animals and their breakthrough power. The origin of such animals comes from the shamanic belief that everything alive carries with it power and wisdom. Power animals are helping spirits which add to the powers of shaman and are essential for success in any venture undertaken by the shaman.
I feel that God gives all creatures purpose and power, but I also believe in the order of things… God… Man… Animals. It is important for us as believers in Jesus Christ, to be knowledgeable in all matters of Christ and know what he says about ultimate authority and power.
Man holds the “power” over animals – God the fathers, has dominion (ruling or power) over his creation and has delegated the authority of mankind (man) to have dominion over animals. Genesis 1:26 – Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping things that creeps the earth.”
God has the “ultimate” authority – God is the ultimate authority and only he appoints power. Romans 13:1-3 – Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.
He (GOD) “delegates” it (authority) to whomever he will (keep in mind it says men not animals) Daniel 4:17 – The sentence is by the decree of the watchers (angels), the decision by the word of the holy ones, to the end that the living my know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will and sets over it the lowliest of men.”
There is only “one” God 1 Timothy 2:4-6 – For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
All creatures “recognize” Jesus even these power animals Revelations 5:8-13 – All creatures recognize Jesus as the Savior of the world and praise God right along with redeemed men.
Go to the “thrown” for all your needs Hebrews 4:16 –Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in the time of need.
Food for thought!