Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Reason for God's Power

...You be like them that built the Babel tower
trying to get the power
when you couldn't tell me how to
lead someone to the father
why do you even bother?...

"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 1:8

 "I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms."
Ephesians 1:19-20

You have God's power living in you!

But what are you using that power for? All of us like the idea of power, we all want to be powerful. But there is a reason for God's power in us. The Bible says that the same power that raised Christ from the dead is in us and is available for us to utilize through our belief. However the Bible also tells us that there is a reason for that power; to be His witnesses. 

When's the last time you stepped out as a witness for Jesus? Being a witness simply means to tell your experience. So when is the last time you told someone how you experienced Jesus? Sometimes we are seeking signs and wonders but we are never going out to tell people about Jesus. In the Bible the signs and wonders are always linked with preaching the Gospel.

And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
Mark 16:20

What do you want the power for?

When was the last time you went out and preached the Word?

Is your main focus telling people about Jesus?

It's good to be seeking after the power of God. He gave it to us for a reason and He wants us to understand that power. But in order to fully walk in His power we must understand the reason for that power. It is so we can be better witnesses!

If you're not seeing the power of God manifested in your life on a consistent basis it might be because you are not getting out to preach on a consistent basis!


  1. Powerful post! We need to remember God has given us His power to do great things.

    1. Thanks Dan and amen! It's always great to hear from you!