How to Activate the Power of God in Your Life
First, I would like to acknowledge my Pastor, William Doc Murphy. This blog is actually taken from my notes of a sermon he preached. It is such a important message that I wanted as many people as possible to get it. I pray that I communicate it as well as he did.
If you are a born again believer, then God has given you power to live a victorious life. Luke 10:17-19 says, “And the seventy returned again with joy saying, Lord even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightening fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Satan is subject to us through the name of Jesus. Satan does have power, but that is not the problem. The problem is that the people of God are not using the power given to them.
What exactly is the power that is given to us: two things, the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” The word “salvation” in this passage not only means saving your soul, but also deliverance, preservation, well being, prosperity, and healing. Notice it says “to every one that believeth.” The “-eth” on believeth means that we must continue to believe. We can’t believe one minute and doubt the next. You must believe the Word when you read it and when you speak it. Even if you are filled with the Holy Spirit, you must know the Word also. You must know you have that power in order to use it.
Acts 1:8 says, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” This says that you will receive power after the Holy Spirit comes upon you. The Greek word for power there is “dudamus” which means dynamite. The power of God will blow up everything in your life that is not supposed to be there. Power also means “the ability to do.” It also refers to the power of God and influence.
Ephesians 3:7 says, “Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.” Paul is saying here that God gave him power to do what He called him to do. God is not going to ask you to do something without giving you the power to do it.
Ephesians 3:16 says, “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; ” We get strengthen by the Holy Spirit from the inside out.
Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” The power must be working in us. We must have the Holy Spirit in us and continually put the Word of God in us and continually speaking the Word.
The power of God will bring ability, influence, and exceeding abundance and above, as long as the power works in you. Like I said earlier, Satan does have power, but if you have the Word of God and the Holy Spirit working in your life, then there is nothing he can do to harm you. God has given us the power to obtain wealth, be a witness for him, heal the sick, and be victorious in every area of our lives. I am going to use mine, how about you?