| Ephesians 1:17 - |
I ask the glorious Father and God of our Lord Jesus Christ to give you his Spirit. The Spirit will make you wise and let you understand what it means to know God. My prayer is that light will flood your hearts and that you will understand the hope that was given to you when God chose you. Then you will discover the glorious blessings that will be yours together with all of God's people.
I want you to know about the great and mighty power that God has for us followers. It is the same wonderful power he used when he raised Christ from death and let him sit at his right side in heaven. There Christ rules over all forces, authorities, powers, and rulers.
He rules over all beings in this world and will rule in the future world as well. God has put all things under the power of Christ, and for the good of the church he has made him the head of everything. The church is Christ's body and is filled with Christ who completely fills everything.
POWER is like the working of God mighty strength in our lives which he reveled in Christ when he raised him from the dead and placed him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule, authority, power, dominion and kingdom.
Every title of honor can be given to Jesus, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
There is always hope and encouragement in the presence of Holy Spirit. He is called the comforter. He makes us laugh even in the time of difficulties and our worst times.
We need to understand why God called us. He called us for great glory. He wants to glorify us for ever as we are his sons and daughters. He wants us to put us at his right hand. The right hand is denotation of Power of dominion. He wants us to rule his kingdom together with him.
He demonstrated this concept by raising Christ from the dead and glorify him at his right hand. According to the scripture, God wants us always to understand his greatest deepest secrets he kept for us.
No eyes have seen, no ears have heard before but what God has prepared for us since the beginning of time. He kept us a heritage which is beautiful. I think if God showed us the glimpse of our heritage, we wouldn t want to stay one more day here.
We will be so much depressed we are still on earth.
Nothing is comparable to his kingdom. When we go out and come in God s presence, there is always protection. Power is always around us. Nothing will be able to harm us. If we drink a poison or face an accident, we won t be hurt.
God is an awesome God, he didn t say I will avoid adversaries from your eyes but he says, I will let problems to come to your way and while others are watching, I will divert them from your face. This way every body will know I am your God. They will bring praise for me.
Protection is not the only thing we have from God. We our selves are filled with mighty strength and the power to crash our enemy to the ground. Our father gave us power to walk on the serpent, to tramp upon big snakes.
What a great power! He gave us power to heal the sick, cast devil out from people lives. All this power, hope and inheritance come from one and only one thing- obedience.
You know obedience has limits and boundaries. You know how much you obey your boss or your aunt or the government or your parents. But when it comes to God, there is only one kind of obedience - obedience till death.
Still this might be too broad to grasp it easily for our difficulties and problems are too many. Our challenges of life might make us forget to obey God. Or we might not know in which circumstance and which things we need to obey God. What God really need from us?
He answer to this question brings what we need to obey. So break down your goal in month or if you can in week or in days so obey what you need to do for the day - the smaller the better.
In all of this from the promises of the lord in the above scripture in the power part is what makes us ask God in exchange for our obedience. In other words for our monthly or weekly purpose we want God to help us, we can surely ask God for miracle in exchange for our obedience.
Our obedience is our desire to succeed in our mission, our sacrifices for the mission, our complete sanity and righteousness. I wrote this because I know God. He never put us in shame while we trust him. Surely he will come down to end the storms and destroy our enemies. He will answer our prayers by fire. I believe we worship the same God. He is the God of Abraham and Jacob and Elijah. We shall put our trust on our rescuer. He will come to us at the right time. Amen.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit lead us to eternal blessing and joy, in Jesus Name, AMEN!