Before we can start executing God’s power, some key principles must be in place.
- First, we must have a relationship with God—be Christ-followers, working to imitate Him to the best of our abilities. (See 1 Corinthians 11:1.)
- Second, we must keep in mind that God’s power is specifically for building His kingdom. God empowers His people to impact the lost world (see 2 Corinthians 5:20).
- Lastly, it requires faith to bring God’s supernatural power on earth (see Matthew 17:20).
There are probably additional requirements, but at the moment, I could only come up with three. Nevertheless, you can see, God’s power necessitates more than just wishing to be powerful; it takes a sacrificial life—focused on loving and serving Him. He knows who’s serious from those whose dedication is conditional upon circumstances.
God’s power is a privilege.
However, those who genuinely love the Lord and want to please Him will experience power beyond what they could ever imagine. In Ephesians 3:20, Paul said, Now to Him who can do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
In 1 Corinthians 2:9, it is written that eyes haven’t seen, nor ears have heard, neither entered the heart of man, the things God has prepared for them who love Him. This is not referring to when we leave this world, but to experience while on the earth.
But there are some Christians who will not meet the basic standards to live a supernatural life on earth. They are satisfied to know they are going to heaven when they leave here. But then the questions become, did they accomplish their earthly purpose? Did they influence others to Christ?
Power is a tool needed to accomplish God’s mission.
When I transition, I want the LORD to say, well done! I want to achieve everything He planned for me to do in service to Him—leaving not a drop of unused power—after all, He had a reason for anointing me with it. Every day, I ask the Holy Spirit to teach me how to exert the gift He planted within because I can’t think of a more urgent time in our era than now—to execute the power of God.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; (1 Peter 2:9)
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