Yes, God has truly ordained that we should walk and operate in His divine power. We are to actually stand out as being different than our unsaved neighbors. But – do we? I think not!
Sad to say, many if not most, Christians don’t look any different than the unsaved people around them. They’re just as sick, broke, depressed, worried, etc. as are the unsaved. So what’s wrong with this picture? Everything!
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.
God clearly says that fear is not of Him yet so many Christians have become expert at worrying about everything imaginable, just like the world. Brothers, and sisters, this ought not so to be because God has so graciously given us everything we need to be victorious on planet earth.
2 Peter 1:3 (KJV) 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
Notice that he has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of Him, through knowledge of His Word, because He and His Word are One.
Then look at this next scripture which Paul so graciously prays for us.
Ephesians 3:20 (KJV) 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Yes, God is certainly able to exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think but it’s according to the power of His Word that works in us. How much working Word is in you? Now that’s an eye opener!
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (KJV) 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
God has always expected His Word to go forth with power and in demonstration to show forth His goodness. That’s what the Gospel is meant to do.
Romans 1:16 (KJV) 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
You see, Jesus used signs, wonders, and miracles as a calling card to get people’s attention and then He could teach them about the Kingdom of God. That’s what we’re to do because Jesus is the Pattern Son and we’re to follow Him.
John 14:12 (KJV) 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
How on earth are we ever going to do the works of Jesus if we don’t believe that He’s already given us the power? Let’s look as some other scriptures:
Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV) 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Acts 1:8 (KJV) 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
You see, the power’s already been given and we need to learn how to walk in it. And here’s the scripture that tells us how:
Philemon 1:6 (KJV) 6 That the communication [transfer]of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
Our faith becomes effective by acknowledging all the good things that God has already given us. Then we can transfer that power to others and see the manifestation of God’s glory right before our eyes!
Praise the Lord Jesus for all that He has done for us that we might walk in His power and ability and set this fallen world back on its feet so that God can be glorified throughout all the earth!
Romans 8:11 (KJV) 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.