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!