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And You Shall Receive Power...

Power, when it is true, is amazing in its transfer and runs pure. We need God's energy and strength. We all go through "power outages" in our lives, but it helps tremendously to understand...

POWER never originated with us.

ENERGY is a gift from God.

The two qualities are interrelated as our Life Source. Energy is, and therefore comes from, God. Power and energy, youth and vitality, are granted to us by God according to His design, measure, and generosity of opportunity. We may feel helpless, run out, or weak, but He never changes our allotment. You see, God has a divine purpose ~ specific and strategic things to do through you and me. Therefore, He has a vested interest to ever-fill us with His presence. We have a reason to act, to go on, to get back up. We are renewed, as many times as necessary, because He is strong and forward-thinking.

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it). ~ Ephesians 3:20-21 (AMPC)

God's ability and power are dynamic (dynamis). Nothing can stop it. And God resides in us. His presence gives us "inherent power ~ power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth." God's nature runs our show. We follow in His wake. God has "power for performing miracles; moral power and excellence of soul; power and influence which belong to riches and wealth; power and resources arising from numbers; power consisting in or resting upon armies, forces, hosts."[1]

Smith Wigglesworth explains the Holy Ghost power that resides on the inside of believers like this: "The baptism of the Holy Spirit is perfected: coming into those who are helpless, investing with a force mightier than the human, moving ~ knowing that the Greatest of all is there. The Holy Spirit gets the great position."[2]

The Holy Spirit of God cleanses us with a spiritual water, where we are taken under and lose control. God's breath then fills our lungs and, by His power, we are catapulted into a brand new place for a reason unknown to us and memorized, rather created, by God. God knows. We are in mystery. The connection is called faith. It pulls us forward, against all odds, and God gets His will done. The mountains become chaff and fall back into the ground while we rise higher. God does this great work (energeo) within us.

We thought we were done.

God saved us, and then revives us continually.

He takes us through all the wild things we could have never imagined, or dared to hope, ask or think ~ let alone do, simply in order to prove to us once and for all that life comes from Him. He is the only Source! What wonderment to serve a God Whom we cannot see coming, but we always know when He has been with us (see Exodus 33:19-23). Have not one speck of doubt clouding your dream ~ just because God is gradual doesn't mean His strength is diminished. It is completely the opposite. He is so colossal that when His acts are finally revealed they are so large the world cannot contain the result, nor could it in a million years.

Think higher.

But ye shall receive power, after 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. ~ Acts 1:8, KJV

All you have to do is receive it.

God bless you.


Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible (AMPC), Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

[1] Blue Letter Bible Lexicon, Strong's G1411: Dynamis,

King James, Public Domain.

[2] Wigglesworth, Smith, Wigglesworth on the Anointing, Whitaker House (2000).

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