Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Perfecting Power, Surpassing Power and Abundant Power - Part 2

2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Michael finished yesterday by telling us to remember how to tap into the power of God, remember the acronym PSA:  Perfecting power, Surpassing power, and Abundant power. Here they are:

Perfected Power:  power is perfected in weakness. The world says to get the weakness out. However the Word of God says that the strength of God is perfected in my weakness.  God brings us to the place that we are weakest so that he can say, "my grace is perfected (nothing lacking and complete) in your weakness."  Paul said this by revelation in the midst of his persecution and humiliation.

Surpassing power: 2 Corinthians 4:7 says, "For we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency (surpassing greatness) of the power may be of God and not of us." This is because Jesus said that whosoever loses his life for my sake shall find it.  If any man comes to me he must take up his cross daily and follow me. The surpassing greatness of the power of God empowers us only when we “die to self” so that we can “ive for Him”. We receive the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead when we confess Jesus as Lord of our lives. By confessing Jesus as Lord and believing that God has raised him from the dead, we are born again into the life of the Spirit of God in Christ in us. The superhighway to intimacy with God is humility and generosity. Don't say “no”, say “yes” to His Holy Spirit to tap into the power of God.

Abundant power. A generator's power has a limited capacity. However, according to Ephesians 3:20, God's power is exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we can ask or think.  The word "think" in this context means to ponder. His power is beyond what we can even imagine. This is the resurrection power of Jesus Christ to overcome anything that stands against us. 

Colossians 1:29 “For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His  power, which mightily works within me.”

According to Philippians 2:13, For it is God who works in you to will and to do of his good pleasure.  2 Timothy 1:7 says, For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Mark 9:23 “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”

With God, all things are possible. There is nothing too difficult for God. Difficulty is inversely proportional to the power used to overcome the difficulty. How big is your God? Remember PSA: God's Perfected power, His Surpassing power, and His Abundant power.

Ephesians 3:20 “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.”

May God richly bless you,
Your brother in Christ, Michael

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