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God’s Power – Where Is It?

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I heard a guy this week ask his church where the power of God is.  He wanted to know what to do to get God to put His power on us. The answer to his question is simple: there is NOTHING you can do to get the power of God to come on us. Why?  Because the same power that raised Christ from the dead is already inside us.  The fulness of God’s power is INSIDE us already.  The moment we are born again our human spirit becomes righteous and holy and pure and we are alive to God and totally pure. In addition, the  fullness of the power of God is inside us.  It is not outside us – we do not have to go looking for it.  We do not have to go hunting for it.  We do not have to fast, to pray, to work, to repent, to do ANYTHING to get hold of the power of God.  It is already inside us. What we have to do is believe that the power is in us and act according to the truth that the power is in us.  When will the sick in your church get healed – when you tell them that the power to heal the sick is inside you and put your hands on them.  You shut the valve or open the valve for the power of God to come out.

Unfortunately many Christians are like the  preacher I heard this week – looking for something that is already inside them.  Most Christians are like the old man looking for his glasses when he is already wearing them – his ignorance of what he already has stops him from enjoying what he already has.

If we think the power of God is outside us we will waste our life, our prayers, our church services hunting for the power.  More love, more power, more of You in my life is possibly the most unChristian set of lyrics ever produced.  It is total doubt and unbelief.

The fact is all the  power of God is inside you. Stop wasting your life looking for it and start enjoying it.  Lay hands on the sick and watch them recover, put some money in the offering and watch it come back to you many times over, show someone the love of God and watch their life change.  Enjoy the adventure of knowing you are redeemed and able to do all things in HIM!

Blog Update

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I know this blog has not been updated recently, so I apologize.  I get a lot of emails and comments from this blog and nearly all of it positive, so thanks!

Tree of Life Church has been growing rapidly since we started in Harmony House on Easter Sunday.  We are averaging 15-18 adults in each service, and if everyone came at once then we would have easily 35-40 adults.  Considering we started with 3 people before the August 2009 Wonderful News Crusade, we are doing well.   We have a cell group in Barking, one in Romford and one in Dagenham.  We also have a second group in Dagenham called Stepping Stones for new/ nearly Christians.

God has been blessing all that we do!  Praise His name forever!  However in the next week I am going to continue the work on this blog by collecting great faith building articles from across the world, continuing the series on Romans, starting a series on the Beatitudes (that may become a series on the Sermon on the Mount) and updating people on what is going on in Tree of Life Church across London and Essex.

I was also going to start a question/ answer page on the blog so that if people have genuine theological questions then they could ask them and get an answer.

Thanks everyone for your prayers and gifts to our ministries,

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God bless you all,

Benjamin

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