Tapping into the Power of the Holy Spirit - Dr. Gary Linton
Video from Ministrymaker Ministries
All of the power of the Holy Spirit resides within us as believers and followers of Christ. However, few of us utilize all the power of the Holy Spirit that’s afforded us. We fail to tap into all the power that is within us. Paul said, “And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe” (Ephesians 1:19).
It’s the same power “which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is His body, the fullness of Him that filleth all in all” (Ephesians 1:20-23).
A scripture we all use for prayer is, “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” (Ephesians 3:20). It indeed rightly applies to prayer that God “is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.” However, we stop short of “ACCORDING TO THE (HIS) POWER THAT WORKETH IN US.” God “is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think ACCORDING TO THE (HIS) POWER THAT WORKETH IN US.” It’s His power that is at work in us by which God accomplishes great and mighty things according to the context.
Peter said, “According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:3-4). Notice, “His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness.”
Life precedes godliness! If we’re going to escape “the corruption that is in the world” we will do so through the life that’s in us by His divine nature (the Holy Spirit). Jesus came “that they (we) might have life, and that they (we) might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). It’s through the abundance of life and divine power given us who are “partakers of the divine nature” (the Holy Spirit) that we’re able to live godly.
Because the Apostles tapped into and utilized all the power of the Holy Spirit that indwelt them great things were accomplished for the glory of God. If we’ll begin to tap into and utilize the power residing within we’ll begin to see God use us mightily just as He did the Apostles and New Testament believers. “These signs shall follow them that believe” (Mark 16:17). This was not for the Apostles only but for all “them that believe.” Paul said that he proclaimed the gospel “through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ” (Romans 15:19). In these last days God desires to empower His church once again.
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