Do you feel powerless over the circumstances in your life? Do you feel like a volley ball tossed to and fro from one crisis to another? Well, hold on because you don’t have to continue living a defeated, powerless life. God has the answer for you.
Let’s look at II Timothy 1:7:
2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Notice word POWER. It’s the Greek word meaning the dunamis power of God. That’s the power He has given us. Dunamis means explosive strength, ability, and power. It’s the strength of an army! How ’bout that! You have the strength of an army residing in you. You have miraculous power inside you. You are a powerhouse!
You see, we have that power in us but, unless we know that we have it and know how to use it, we can and will remain powerless in our lives and God cannot move. He has given us the power to overcome the world, even our faith. We have to take that authority – exousia.
Exousia is the authority of God–His delegated power. We take that authority and use the dunamis power–explosive power – and see the power of God work on our behalf.
Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19 Behold, I give unto you power [exousia] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power [dunamis] of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
The first power in the above scripture is exousia – delegated authority or influence. The second power is dunamis – strength or ability. God has given us authority over any ability the devil has and we can beat him every time. But in order to do that, we need to know that we have that power and then use it. We don’t have to be intimidated by the devil and his wily ways. We can resist him and he has to flee.
James 4:7 (KJV) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
John 1:12 (KJV) 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power [exousia] to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
We have been given authority – exousia (power) – to become the sons of God. Therefore, we don’t have to succumb to the trickery of the devil. We have power over him and his wicked schemes. Praise the Lord!