Holy Spirit Gives Us Great Power

Daily God Walk for Monday, July 18, 2011

 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. – Ephesians 1:18-19

 Among the great misunderstandings in the body of Christ is the concept of God’s power in the believer. It seems that a large part of the body of Christ sees God’s power in such a limited scope that they can only believe for salvation and hope for help in living without too much sin in their lives.

Paul may have foreseen that condition in the church when he wrote these words to the church at Ephesus. He was praying that they would have their eyes opened to the truth concerning their hope, their inheritance, and the power investment God has made in them by his Spirit indwelling them.

I agree with Paul in that prayer. “God, open our eyes to the hope you have given us in Christ.” That hope is about the past, the present and the future. The past: our sins are forgiven and totally taken away. The Present: We are now free from condemnation because Christ has justified us before the Father. The future: We are sealed for the day of redemption when we shall be given our full inheritance.

My prayer also is that the eyes of your heart be opened so that you may know “his incomparably great power for us who believe.” What is this great power? He tells us in Mark 16: “These signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

We must get past our personal concern for salvation and realize that our salvation is secure – what we must move into now is allowing Holy Spirit power to work through us so that the world will see the incomparably great power of God.

 Prayer: Lord, open my eyes to the hope, inheritance and great power you have vested in me as a believer in Jesus the Christ.

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