April 20, 2021

Power in Us

Ephesians 3:20 has a great truth that we often overlook.  Hidden in this doxology is a statement from which we can draw real strength.

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. (emphasis mine)

Pay attention to the underlined phase.  The power that we need to get through the current trial, the power that we need for the tasks that lie ahead, the power that we need to live a godly life is already at work in us.  What kind of power is this?  The Greek word for power here is the word from which we get dynamite.  It is described in Ephesians 1:19-20:

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places

The power that raised Christ from the grave is the power that is available to us on a daily basis because it is at work in us changing us, molding us into the image of God’s Son.  We’ve been set free from sin by this power.  The catch is that this power works best in our weakness.  Notice what Paul says in II Corinthians 12:9:

…My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Christian, will you let the tremendous power that raised Christ from the dead work in you and be strength for you?  Will you let Him use your weakness for His glory?

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