Know the Power of God
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know…His incomparably great power for us who believe.
Do you know the power that is available to you? You can have the power and authority to move mountains and raise the dead, but if you don’t believe it is yours to use, you’ll miss out on a lifetime full of the miraculous. That’s exactly how most people live. They are sitting on the sidelines of life, while the entire time the power of heaven has been invested in them and granted to them.
Very few people in the body of Christ have ever grasped the concept of the raw and dynamic power that has been put inside us by the Holy Spirit. The Word of God tells us that the power that is in us is exactly equal to the might and strength that God the Father used when He raised Jesus from death to life. In those dramatic moments when God was moved from His throne to flex His spiritual muscles and authority, He not only raised Jesus from death to life, but He also elevated the dominion of Christ to exceed His very own!
Due to the mighty display of God’s ability in this all-power consuming resurrection, every knee in heaven and on earth will bow to the matchless name of Jesus. There is no other name in heaven, on the earth or even under the earth by which men must be saved. This spectacular movement of raising Jesus, who was made to be sin, from the depths of hell to be the righteousness of heaven and Lord of all took an immense amount of power.
Can you imagine how much power it takes to light a single bulb? Now try imagining how much power it would take to light a whole house full of light bulbs. Let’s take it farther and imagine how much power it would take to light up an entire neighborhood, an entire city and an entire nation. That’s a lot of raw power, isn’t it? Yet it fails to compare to the power that God released when He freed Jesus from the bondage and suffering He was experiencing in the agonizing grasp of death. That miraculous power is unimaginable without help from the Holy Spirit. That’s why Paul prayed the way He did—that a breath of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation would illuminate your heart and soul.
Here’s the good news: that great power that raised Jesus from the dead is the very same power that you received when you were born again. That incomparable power is available to us each and every day. We’re not broken down and weak. We’ve been made strong by Him with the same resurrection power that delivered our Lord from the clutches of death. Power, might and authority have not only become a part of who you are in Christ, they are continually available for you. You can tap into the powerhouse of heaven once you begin to grasp this concept. Don’t be timid any longer. Step out, begin exercising this mighty strength and authority, and know the power of God.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.
—1 Corinthians 4:20
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
—2 Timothy 1:7