Operate in Full Power
For since He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God...God does not give Him His Spirit sparingly or by measure, but boundless is the gift God makes of His Spirit!
Oh, God, I need more power! Please…please…please give me more power, Lord! Have you ever prayed like that? I have. In fact, years ago I was praying along those lines, earnestly beseeching God to give me greater power to minister. It was a fine, very spiritual-sounding prayer. But the Lord interrupted me right in the middle of it. Kenneth, He said, where would I go to get you more power? The question stopped me cold. No one has more power than I do, He continued. And Ive already filled you with My Spirit. Ive put within you the same miraculous force that created heaven and earth, the same supernatural strength that raised Jesus from the dead. Where am I going to go to find something greater than that? The point was clear. As born-again, Holy Spirit-filled believers, you and I dont need more power. We simply need to more fully release what weve already been given. We need to allow the Spirit of God within us to flow through us in greater measure. If were not seeing miracles in our lives and ministries, it isnt Gods fault. He isnt the one limiting us. We are! That may not sound like good news to you, but it is. If youre the one who is keeping the lid on the power of God in your life, then youre the one who can take that lid off! You dont have to sit around waiting for some super-anointed prophet to come lay hands on you. All you have to do is make a quality decision to increase the flow of Gods power in your lifestarting today! Now, Brother Copeland, I dont believe we can just turn Gods power on at will! I dont either. But thank God, we dont have to! His power is always on! He turned it on and made it available to every one of us almost 2,000 years ago on the Day of Pentecost, and He hasnt turned it off since. He is just waiting for us to get with the program and start using it and doing the works that Jesus did, and even greater works (John 14:12). How? By operating in the same unlimited power that Jesus did. The same boundless power He enjoyed because He spoke the words of God. Jesus didnt just speak the words of God when He was ministering. He didnt just speak the words of God when He was feeling spiritual. He always spoke Gods Word (John 8:28). That was what brought the manifestation of the Spirit of His Father without reserve. So quit asking God to give you more power. He couldnt, even if He wanted to. He doesnt have any more to give. You already have it all…just turn it on! Speak the Word of God every day, all day long, and operate in full power.Amos 6-7; Psalm 129I have the Holy Spirit, therefore I am full of power! Acts 1:8
Bibelstellen: John 14:8-14