A government official’s power can be evident to the people that he or she is responsible for. If that official breaks the set guidelines and rules the witness to others is greatly diminished. If they are honest and transparent then their character is valued and that person is recognized as trustworthy and therefore respected.
God’s power is a witness to the peoples or nations of the world. A verse from Paul. “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18, ESV.
Isaiah 55:4 from the Amplified Bible says, “Listen carefully, I have appointed him [David, representing the Messiah] to be a witness to the nations [regarding salvation], a leader and commander to the peoples.”
Joshua told the people what was to happen when the Israelites were to cross the Jordan into the Promised Land, “Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is passing over before you into the Jordan. Now therefore take twelve men from the tribes of Israel, from each tribe a man. And when the soles of the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off from flowing, and the waters coming down from above shall stand in one heap.” Joshua 3:11-13, ESV.
In this story God’s power is a witness to the peoples of the world just as it was when the Israelites fled from the Egyptians and crossed the Red Sea. They were freed from slavery.
Trust God today, He is so much greater than any other “influence” or “power” in the world. He is to be feared, loved, respected, all because He is trustworthy.