Paul told us in Ephesians to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Ephesians 6:10 (KJV) 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
The word POWER in this verse is the Greek word kratos which means a power that is demonstrative, eruptive, and tangible and almost always comes with an external or outward manifestation. It’s the same word that is used in Ephesians 1:19-20:
Ephesians 1:19-20 (KJV) 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power [dunamis] to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power [kratos],20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
The power that raised Jesus from the dead is the kratos power of God – demonstrative, eruptive, tangible. It’s all part of His dunamis – miraculous power – but in demonstration.
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.
Do you see that the same power of God that raised Jesus from the dead is the same power of God that dwells in you! That’s awesome!
When the power of God shot through Jesus’ body, it changed Him! And that’s what can happen to you. When the power of God shoots through you, it WILL change you!
We are told to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Too many times we succumb to the ways of the world because we’ve been in it for so long. If they say that by a certain age, eyes begin to change, hearing starts to go, memory lapses increase, and we get weaker physically, we agree with them. Then we fall into the same programming and end up getting exactly what we have confessed and believed for, but not what we truly want.
After all, people say, I’m just human! But that’s not true, if you’ve been born-again. You’re not just human. One-third of you is wall-to-wall Holy Ghost and He’s perfect! You have the power of Almighty God residing in you to help you in every way!
Nowhere in the Bible does it say that you have to get weak and decrepit. Your eyes don’t have to dim, or your hearing subside, or your physical condition weaken making you susceptible to any number of available sicknesses, diseases, and afflictions. Moses is a prime example:
Deuteronomy 34:7 (KJV) 7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
Your organs don’t have to diminish or weaken. You can be strong in your senior years and continue to live a vibrant, full life until the Rapture or until you’re satisfied and ready to go home to Heaven. It’s your choice and highly dependent on the words of your mouth.
As born-again believers, we need to stop making excuses for our weaknesses and focus on God’s power in us that’s available 24/7.
Psalm 91:16 (KJV) 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Go get ‘em — Pamela