The Messenger Possesses No Power (10:49 – 10:53)

The Messenger Possesses No Power

[10:49] Say, “I possess no power to harm myself, or benefit myself; only what GOD wills takes place.” Each community has a predetermined life span. Once their interim comes to an end, they cannot delay it by one hour, nor advance it.
[10:50] Say, “Whether His retribution comes to you by night or by day, why are the transgressors in such a hurry?
[10:51] “If it does happen, will you believe then? Why should you believe then? You used to challenge it to come?”
[10:52] It will be said to the transgressors, “Taste the eternal retribution. Are you not requited precisely for what you have earned?”
[10:53] They challenge you to prophesy: “Is this really what will happen?” Say, “Yes indeed, by my Lord, this is the truth, and you can never escape.” 

Messengers Are Powerless; They Do Not Know the Future.

[7:188] Say, “I have no power to benefit myself, or harm myself. Only what GOD wills happens to me. If I knew the future, I would have increased my wealth, and no harm would have afflicted me. I am no more than a warner, and a bearer of good news for those who believe.”

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