Who is really in control? Where is the real influence? The world portrays a bleak picture.
Finding the person with who can make the decision is often a long tiresome process. Is there even some one who has the power to make the decision? Who has leverage... who has influence? Can enough people sign a petition and make things happen? Maybe if it is an election year they can. It seems that the real decision makers can be layers upon layers above our pay grade.
People leverage value against power. Money has value in certain circles but losses value when you get high enough. The amounts you would need to pay may not even exist. Information has power but that only goes so far also.
Often the people in charge are very dependent on other people and authority is more layered, fragile and vulnerable than it could possibly seem to the fellow at the bottom of the pyramid.
In fiction drama is the story line of the powerful struggling over the valuable.
Value is 'created' in the world to pump up the drama and create needs.
Can you guess Rumpelstiltskin's name? Is the Devil even interested in buying your soul or is he just interested in creating an atmosphere conclusive to such crazy concepts. The valuable becomes devalued if frustration is at such a level where everything is for sale.
Spiritism and the occult portray an invisible world much like man's political and economic systems. If you can just connect to the right power with the right influence at the right time maybe, just maybe, you can get things done.
It's sad really... but it is all that most people have or see.
God's kingdom stands in contrast with the world of big gears and little gears. The smallest person has direct access to the top. If you are reading this it may seem that you are the smallest person.
"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:9-11 KJV
"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." 1 Peter 5:6-7 KJV
Grace says we don't need to barter with Him because He cares for us.
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
We don't have to get noticed because He thinks about us.
When we find Christ our search for the power behind the power ends because it all culminates in Him.
"Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him." Proverbs 23:23-24 KJV
With Christ in charge each moment has value. Don't sell them. Each conversation has boundless potential to have eternity touch time and space when we live in God's economy.
God's blood has ransomed back the souls of mankind. The highest power has won the thing of highest value. We can add that tree to the bitter waters of life and they will be made sweet.