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God’s Power at Work in Us – Ephesians 3:20-21

20 Jul

cropped-bible_study-1-960x480.jpgIf God brings you to it, He will also bring you through it. The power of God has no limit.

The flood. Did not just happen but was planned and announced to Noah at least 120 years before it happened. God controlled the rain and the fountains of the earth. His hatred of sin was shown in His power. This was not to hurt man but to preserve mankind from the destruction of sin. We still see His power today by the rainbow as a continuing covenant with man that He will not destroy the world with water.

Jonah within the big fish. Jonah thought he could run away from God, but he was wrong, for there is no hiding place. He learned how to pray from the belly of a fish in the covering of deep water, and God heard.

God caused the sun to stand still for Joshua (Joshua 10:12-14): “On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel: ‘O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon, over the valley of Aijalon.’ So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the book of Jashar.” The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a man. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!”

The Power of God works within us. God’s power is at work through us. The channel of our life must be spiritually clear so His power can flow through us. As individual Christians and as a church body we limit ourselves and truly believe that we cannot do anything. With God’s awesome power at our disposal there is no limit as to what can be done. “The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

Jesus made a promise that we have never dared to explore.“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these” (John 14:12). Jesus dealt with all kinds of sickness, but we have the power through His resurrection to deal with the souls of men and make them alive in Christ forever.

The God-fearing church that is open to the indwelling power of God can try the impossible. Gideon with 300 men accomplished the impossible. David accomplished the impossible against Goliath in the name of the Lord. We can take risk, be bold and sometimes impractical and unreasonable by human standards. When you try something big, just make sure that there is no way it can happen except by the power of God. Following the resurrection of Jesus, God has chosen to work His power through us.

God is Able. Here is where our faith must take over. He is able to make 9/10ths of our money go further than 10/10ths if we will faithfully bring our tithe to His storehouse. He is able to change totally a life of sin into a beautiful life of righteousness. Peter, a rough fisherman, to the fearless spokesman of God. Paul, the persecutor, to the preacher, church planter and Bible writer.

Spend time in prayer during the next few weeks asking God to help us reach out to those with whom we have an influence…ask them to come be part of that day.

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2017 in Church

 

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