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The Power That Works In You

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, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21).

What an inspiring thought revealed to us in our theme verse! It 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….” It didn’t say “…according to the power that worketh in heaven.” This explains that you have a role in the operations of the miraculous in your life. The glory of God is manifested in your life according to the power that works in you.

Even though God, in His sovereignty, can cause certain things to happen for you, He doesn’t want to work outside of you. Some Christians often feel discouraged and frustrated because they’re “praying to God to do something for them,” yet to no avail. The issue isn’t with God; they’re the ones to activate the power of God in them, to bring about the desired changes.

In Paul’s epistle to the Philippians, we read of his personal testimony to this effect; he understood that the ability to do the supernatural wasn’t rested in heaven but within him. By the Spirit he said, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Notice that he didn’t say “We can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth us”; rather, this was his personal testimony. What a mentality! Paul couldn’t think failure, defeat or impossibilities; he knew the ability of the Spirit had been granted him to achieve supernatural results, and he spoke accordingly.

Become conscious that God lives in you in His fullness, which means all His power and eternal might are domiciled in your spirit. How do you activate that power to work for you? It’s by consciously meditating on the Word, and speaking in tongues. You can bring that power to bear today on anything, or any area of your life.

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