And all the people were trying to touch Him, because power was coming from Him and healing them all. Luke 6:19
I remembered a conversation with a dear friend years ago. She had told me how her friend had been sick with one thing after another, serious things that landed her in the hospital. They had called her to add yet another symptom, when suddenly, she got angry in her spirit and something rose up on the inside of her. She began to speak to that spirit of infirmity to come off! When her friend woke in the night to take her medication, all symptoms had disappeared.
I just love to hear stories like this one. So this morning as I’m thinking about it, I was led to look for scripture where the Spirit of the Lord came on ordinary people to do extraordinary things and this is what I found.
Judges 6:33-35, when Gideon rose up and blew the trumpet, gathering the tribes to war.
Judges 14, in the case of Samson, when the Spirit of the Lord came on him, he tore apart a lion with his bare hands.
I Samuel 16, when David, unwelcome and unacknowledged in his own home, was anointed king, the Spirit of the Lord came on him and never left him.
When the Spirit of the Lord comes on you, it’s like lighting the fuse on a stick of dynamite. It’s always been in you, powerful in itself, but until it’s lit, it remains available and waiting. The Word is in you, but when you activate it by proclaiming it into a situation, it becomes a powerful force in that situation!
Once you’ve experienced that, you’ll never doubt the power of Gods Word ever again. We were created to be imitators of Christ–Word speakers. We simply don’t tap into the power of what’s inside of us until we do.
We must be motivated by love and compassion, not wealth or fame. It’s only than that we’ll change the world we live in one person at a time.
Father, we need your Spirit to inhabit us so that we can be your powerful witnesses in the earth. Light the fuse of Your Word that we may be doers, not just hearers, powerhouses for You.