Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Perfecting Power, Surpassing Power and Abundant Power - Part 1

Hebrews 12:26-29 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

This week, Michael tells us Hebrews 12 says that everything that can be shaken will be shaken. We're entering a period of shaking in the United States that we have not seen before. According to the Word, only the things that are eternal will last. How do we hold on to the things of eternity? We must allow the power of God to work within us by aligning our actions with His Word. Jesus addressed the Sadducees who created a scenario to trap Jesus in a legal question about marriage in heaven.  Jesus said, "you are mistaken, for you do not understand the scriptures or the power of God."  We do not lack for scriptural knowledge.  However, we are lacking in the power of God in our lives.  According to 1 Corinthians 4:20, For the scripture does not consist in words alone, but in the power of God

Luke 4:36 "All the people were amazed and said to each other, “What words these are! With authority and power he gives orders to impure spirits and they come out!”

How well does the generator work if the power goes out?  First you have to flip the switch to turn on the generator. Likewise Christianity does not work until you tap into the power of God. The solution to the problem of the sin that binds you is an encounter with the power of God. Deliverance from life's problems is not going to meetings or attending church. It is not listening to sermons and thinking about the bible.  Though all these are good and beneficial to us the deliverance is in the power of God.  According to Thessalonians, the gospel came not to you in word only, but in power and in full conviction of the Holy Spirit.  

To remember how to tap into the power of God, remember the acronym PSA:  Perfecting power, Surpassing power, and Abundant power. What are they?

Let’s learn about these three forms of power for us in the next post.

In Christ, Brian

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