Do you know how contrary that is to how I used to believe? But I know in my spirit and now in my mind that it is the absolute truth, based on God’s Word and the character and nature of God.
Another area in which I’ve had to rewire my thinking is in the area of the authority we have as believers through Christ. Before I thought that God had all the power and we had none, but now I know that God has all the power and has given it to me through Christ living in my spirit. What an amazing, life-transforming revelation.
As Christians we need to get ahold of this life-transforming truth. We need to know what incredible power we have living inside of us. It isn’t our power. It is his power, and we are the vessels that his power resides in.
Let me give you some scriptures to show this.
In Ephesians Paul is praying that we would get revelation of and have our eyes enlightened to know “what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power which he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his 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 age, but also in that which is to come.” — Ephesians 1:19-21.
He prays that we would know the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, further equating it to the same power that was used to raise Jesus from the dead. I bet Satan sent all his demons to try to stop that one from happening, but God’s power was much greater, and that power now resides in us who have received Jesus. Mind boggling, isn’t it?
And now “you are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” — 1 John 4:4.
Jesus in you is greater than Satan and all the sickness he brings at you.
Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.”
It is his power working through us that makes this promise possible.
“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” — Romans 8:37.
Jesus fought and won the battle for us by disarming all principalities and powers (Colossians 2:15), and because of him we now have the ability to be more than conquerors and stand firmly on the side of victory in every battle we face.
All the power Jesus gave his disciples on earth is now ours because of him living on the inside of us. So what are these powers?
Luke 9:1 says, “Then he called his twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases.
Matthew 10:1 says, “And when he had called his twelve disciples to him, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.”
Jesus then commanded them to “heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”
Jesus even said in John 14:12, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to the Father.”
These are God’s promises to us through Jesus. He made it very clear that we are to be doing the works that he did while on earth, which was not only preaching the gospel but also healing the sick, and we can’t do that without him living in us, giving us the power to do so. He also said that a sign that should follow those who believe is for us to lay our hands on the sick, and they shall recover (Mark 16:18).
I know many of you are probably a little overwhelmed right now because you may have never heard these things before. I encourage you to look up the verses, study them, meditate on them and then speak them out over yourself. God’s word is truth and shows his authority given to “all who believe,” not just a special few.
Amber can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through her AmberRiceMiller Facebook page.
Published: October 10, 2016