The Greek philosopher and physicist, Archimedes once said “Give me a place to stand and I will move the world”. He understood the physical principle of the lever. Using this principle makes it possible to move an enormously heavy load with a small amount of physical exertion. However, it is only possible provided you have a lever that is ridged enough and you are sufficient distance from the load to be moved.
This also illustrates a dynamic spiritual principle. In prayer, huge obstacles can be moved if we know the right place to stand – in a place far above the load and using a lever which is unbending and sturdy. There is no higher place from which to pray than the Throne of God. There is no stronger force to move situations than the Word of God. The completed work of Jesus Christ gives us the authority as well as the position to speak inspired words to move mountains and affect the world.
From “For Such a Time As This” by Patsy Cameneti