HIS SUPERNATURAL ABILITY AT WORK IN YOU – Pastor Chris
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God (2 Corinthians 3:5).
The word, “sufficiency” in our opening verse is the Greek, “Hikanotes,” and it means competence; our competence is of God. The next verse continues, “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament…” (2 Corinthians 3:6). Now, this couldn’t only be referring to Paul, Silas or Timothy, because they’ve all gone to heaven, but God’s Word lives on, and is applicable to us today. Thus, you can personalize it and say, “My competence is of God, who has made me an able minister of the New Testament.” Do you know what this means?
It means you’re competent to do everything that God has called you to do as it pertains to the Gospel of Jesus Christ! You’re effective in the Gospel by His ability. If any assignment is given to you, don’t say, “I don’t know whether or not I can do it,” because you sure can! Of course, of your own self—by your own human ability and ingenuity—you may not be able to execute it; but by the Holy Ghost, you can! Like Paul, you can do all things by the supernatural ability of Christ that’s at work in you (Philippians 4:13).
Refuse to be limited by your physical ability; your potentials are limitless. Recall the words of the Apostle Paul in Colossians 1:29; he was conscious of the might or energy of Christ at work in him, and affirmed accordingly. He said, “Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.”
Then in Acts 1:8, we read the words of Jesus: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you….” The Greek word for “power” here is “dunamis”; the dynamic ability to effect changes. It refers to might, strength, efficiency, miracle-working ability; this is what you received when the Holy Spirit came to live in you.
Thus, you can do supernatural things, and you can make supernatural things happen by the power of God’s Spirit. You’ve been empowered for the transcendent life. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, thank you for the divine energy, might, strength, efficiency and miracle-working ability you’ve deposited in my spirit, to effect changes and live the supernatural life every day. I declare that by the power of your Spirit in me, I can do all things and produce supernatural results, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Philippians 4:13; Ephesians 3:14-16; Philippians 2:13
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 2 Corinthians 7:2-16 & Proverbs 22-23
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-10 & Jeremiah 26
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