Powerful or Powerless

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Which do you believe you are? Powerful or powerless? If you’re a believer in Jesus Christ and have received the Holy Spirit who he sent to you, you are powerful. But you can have all the power in you and not know how to use it and it will do you no good.

When you pay your power bill, the electric company gives you the power you need in your home to operate all your appliances and lights, but if you don’t plug in your appliances, they won’t work. Why? Because you’ve not accessed that power. If you want your lights on in your bedroom, you have to flip the switch to turn on the light. You can’t walk into the room and call the power company, asking them to turn on your light. They’ve done their job. Power is in your home, you just have to use it.

We have also been given power when the Holy Ghost came on us, we just need to flip the switch, to plug into that power. How do we do that? Well, let’s read the Word and find out. Mark 16:15-18; And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.  He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.  And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;  they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

That’s pretty plain. So as believers, why aren’t we laying hands on the sick? Fear? Unbelief? If we truly believe in the power that lies inside of us, we wouldn’t hesitate! When we see a person in pain, blind or lame, we would simply walk up to them and ask them, “Do you want to be well?” Then proceed to lay hands on them in obedience to that Word.

There’s nothing wrong with the power, God’s already provided that! The problem is in flipping the switch. We must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of them who diligently seek Him. He’s not going to tell us to do something and leave us hanging. The power is in our words, it’s in agreeing with His Word. It’s in knowing who we belong to and that we’re made in His image and likeness. We represent Jesus in the earth. His sacrifice made available everything we’ll ever need in life, we just have to use it.

Father, I thank You for the power You’ve given me. Help me to use it, daily. May the sacrifice of Your son not be wasted, but used daily in my everyday lives. Power over sickness and disease, power over debt, power over all the power of the enemy. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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