POWER, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 5/3/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
“Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.”
(Mark 4:39, NKJV)
Peace, Be Still
What do you do when the storms of life seem to be raging against you? One time Jesus was with His disciples in a boat out on the water when they encountered a great storm. The disciples were very afraid, but Jesus on the other hand, was fast asleep. When the disciples woke Him up to see if He could help them, Jesus got up and simply spoke to the storm, “Peace, be still!” And the seas were calm again. When difficult times come, you don’t have to be overwhelmed by the waves of worry or fear. Just as Jesus stood up and spoke to the storm, you have power in your words, too. The Bible tells us that the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you. That means God’s miracle-working power is on the inside of you. He’s given you His authority to speak peace over your home, over your mind, and over your family. Remember, no matter what storms may come against you, the Creator of the universe lives on the inside of you, and He’ll empower you to live in victory in every area of your life!
A Prayer for Today
“Father in heaven, thank You for filling me with Your Holy Spirit and for giving me Your authority here on the earth. Today I declare peace over every area of my life and thank You for working things out for my good. In Jesus’ Name.”
When a young Christian I found support in one of the denominations. And like most denominations I was feed the polity and dogma that made them seem to be top drawer. One of the doctrines was that the age of the supernatural had passed as we now had the Word of God. But I still saw the needs around me for healing and deliverance. Or we would have prayer for the sick and no one really had the faith the there would be a healing. But then I started really reading the Bible for my self for a change, It was amazing. In fact Paul even gives us a prophesy about the “last days” in 2 Timothy 3. And it seems to me that Paul knew much in prophesy concerning the “last days” as his letters to the churches are full of last day information and guidance. So that doctrine was false but then if we do have the God’s Power to help with the needs how do we make it work. Paul taught that if there was no evidence of God’s Power to go some place else.
I have come to see the power of faith is like the electrons in a battery. When they are placed there in the battery nothing happens until a contact is made that is compatible with the flow of the electrons. Then they are released to do the work set before them. Of course a single battery has uses but if you want to power a house you need to get a bunch of batteries and connect them together so that they can work together as a team. It is also interesting that one battery in backwards can short out any number of batteries from doing their work. So start thinking about faith as a battery being charged. And about fellowship as batteries being connected for the greater works that Jesus talked about us doing. And I sometime reflect about Jesus going to minister in Nazerath, Matt 13:53-58
This is a profoundly interesting study and another verse that catches my attention is John 17:21: (Glory and Power are the same thought.) Notice that it teaches “that they may be one” here. As an event that must yet come to pass or to happen.
SOME OF GOD’S PROMISES2 Peter 1:4
He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.