Living By the Power of God

Our reconciliation with God is totally dependent on what God has done through Jesus Christ; in the same way, the ability to live a dynamic Christian life also comes totally from God. Because we are united to Christ through the Holy Spirit’s indwelling, we have all we need to live as a new creation in Christ (Ephesians 3:16-21). But to live according to our new identity in Christ, we must continually live in the power of the Spirit by faith.

 


The abundant Christian life is the Christ-directed life by which Christ lives his life in and through us in the power of the Holy Spirit. We can be filled with the Holy Spirit by trusting God to produce in us the fruitful life he has promised as we live for him. The reality is that God never promised that life would be easy (John 16:33). In fact, Jesus told us life would be tough, that it would be hard. We face life’s challenges every day. To face the challenges and succeed we need strength, we need endurance, we need power, we need his guidance.

 

Luke  10:19 says Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Also, the Bible in the book of Acts  1:8 reads that ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Yet again, John  14:12 says, Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

All the above passages tells us one thing, and that is having POWER, God has designed our lives in sure a way that we need power in this present world to be a fullied Christian. The source of this power is from the Holy Spirit, that was why he said, “....wait until ye be endured with power from on high” there is no limitation to his power, his power creates and destroy, his power is a divine power and nothing can conquer it.

So now the question is how can we have that power, how can we tap from the throne of Grace and get the Holy Spirit in order to live a fulfilled Christian life?

1. Have a constant relationship with God.

Our daily life should evolve round God, our 24/7 should be centered on God and him alone. That's why Jesus said in (John  15:7,8) “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”

2. Be like Christ

This should be the number one thing, we should have an attitude like Christ, a heart like Christ, think like Christ, talk like Christ. Before we do something, we first of all ask ourselves will Christ do this? Will he talk like this? Yes it will be hard but the promises of God are there for us to hold on to. (Philippians  4:13) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

3. Be filled with the Holy Ghost

We should learn to ask God to fill us with the Holy Spirit everyday, in our going out and in our coming in, the Holy Spirit should guide you in all things. God won't withhold good things from us if we ask him, (Luke  11:13 ) If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

4. Have a mountain moving faith

The Bible says “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence t of things not seen” faith is one of the fruit of the spirit, it is God's will for us to have a strong faith, a faith that can move mountain and a faith like the mustard seed, because for without faith it is impossible to please God.

5. Obedience to God's Word 

(1 Samuel  15:22) And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. Our obedience to God's words and his commands do move the heart of God on our behalf. My Dad will always tell me that, a parent will swiftly met the needs of an obedient child than a disobedient one.


How can a Christian use God's power

1. In Love

2. In humility

3. For God's glory alone

5. In boldness 

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