Power

Power surpasses from God not from us. Be strong in God’s power that He gives to us. God gives us the power of the Holy Spirit when He we receive Christ and He sends the Holy spirit to live in our bodies. The power of the gospel is for salvation. Jesus teaches with power and has miraculous power. There is powerful testimony by the apostles. A wicked man’s power vanishes at death.

 

All surpassing power is from God

2 Corinthians 4:7    But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

 

Be strong in Lord’s power

Ephesians 6:10    10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

 

God gives power to weak

Isaiah 40:29   29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.

 

2 Peter 1:3    as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,

 

God gives us spirit of power

2 Timothy 7, 8    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God,

 

God’s power mad perfect in weakness

2 Corinthians 12:9    And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

 

Gospel, power of God for salvation

Romans 1:16    16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

 

Jesus teaches with power

Luke 4:36    36 Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.”

 

Jesus’ miraculous power

Luke 6:19    19 And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.

 

No one has power over death

Ecclesiastes 8:8    8 No one has power over the spirit to retain the spirit, And no one has power in the day of death. There is no release from that war, And wickedness will not deliver those who are given to it.

 

Power from the Holy Spirit

Acts 1:8    But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

 

Ephesians 3:16    16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,

 

Power of the Most High

Luke 1:35    35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.

 

Powerful testimony of the apostles

Acts 4:33    33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.

 

Wicked man’s power vanishes at death

Proverbs 11:7    7 When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of the unjust perishes.

 

Power of Christ

Authority over everything

John 3:35    35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand.

 

Complete authority in heaven and earth

Matthew 28:18   18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

 

Created everything

John 1:3   All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

 

Colossians 1:16    16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

 

Disarmed evil rulers and authorities

Colossians 2:15    15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

 

Healed paralyzed man

Matthew 9:6    But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”

 

Healed those oppressed by the devil

Acts 10:38    38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

 

Holds all creation together

Colossians 1:17    17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

 

Overcame the world

John 16:33    33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

 

Resurrection

John 2:19    19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

 

Sustains universe

Hebrews 1:3    who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

 

Wind and waves obey Him

Matthew 8:27    27 So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

 

Power of God

 

All powerful

Job 36:22    22 “Behold, God is exalted by His power; Who teaches like Him?

 

Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power

Ephesians 6:10    10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

 

Created everything

Revelation 4:11    11  “You are worthy, O Lord,

To receive glory and honor and power;

For You created all things,

 

Heavens are the work of His hands

Psalm 102:25    25 Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.

 

Made the earth by His power

Jeremiah 10:12    12 He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, And has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.

 

Miracles

1 Chronicles 16:19    19 When you were few in number, Indeed very few, and strangers in it.

 

No false god can do what God does

Deuteronomy 3:24    24 ‘O Lord God, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your mighty hand, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do anything like Your works and Your mighty deeds?

 

Nothing is too hard for Him

Genesis 18:14    14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

 

Jeremiah 32:27    27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?

 

Performs miracles without numbers

Job 5:9    9 Who does great things, and unsearchable, Marvelous things without number.

 

Spread out the heavens above

Isaiah 48:13    13  Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth,

And My right hand has stretched out the heavens;

When I call to them,

They stand up together.

 

With God everything is possible

Matthew 19:26    26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

 

 Power of the Holy Spirit

Begot Jesus

Luke 1:35    35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.

 

Demons cast out by Spirit of God

Matthew 12:28    28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.

 

Jesus filled by Spirit’s power

Luke 4:14    14 Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region.

 

Made the heavens beautiful

Job 26:13    13 By His Spirit He adorned the heavens; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.

 

Power from the Holy Spirit

Acts 1:8    But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

 

Acts 2   Coming of the Holy Spirit

2/1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

The Crowd’s Response

And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” 12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”

13 Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.”

Peter’s Sermon

14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17        ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,

That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;

Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

Your young men shall see visions,

Your old men shall dream dreams.

18        And on My menservants and on My maidservants

I will pour out My Spirit in those days;

And they shall prophesy.

19        I will show wonders in heaven above

And signs in the earth beneath:

Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.

20        The sun shall be turned into darkness,

And the moon into blood,

Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

21        And it shall come to pass

That whoever calls on the name of the Lord

Shall be saved.’

22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know—23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; 24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it. 25 For David says concerning Him:

‘I foresaw the Lord always before my face,

For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.

26        Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad;

Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.

27        For You will not leave my soul in Hades,

Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.

28        You have made known to me the ways of life;

You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’

29 “Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, 31 he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.

34 “For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself:

‘The Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at My right hand,

35        Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” ’

36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

A Vital Church Grows

40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.

46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

 

Raised Jesus from the dead

Romans 8:11   11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

 

Spirit fills believers with power

Luke 29:49    49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”

 

Acts 1:8    But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

 

Ephesians 3:16    16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,

 

Spirit of Power

2 Timothy 1:7    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

 

Power of God – God is all powerful. There is no entity more powerful than God. He created everything that was created through His Son Jesus Christ. The heavens are the work of His hands. He made the earth by His power. He performs miracles without numbers. Nothing is too hard for Him. He spread out the heavens above.

Power of Christ – He has authority over everything, He has complete authority in heaven and earth. He created everything through God who gave Him the power to do so. He disarmed evil rulers and authorities. He healed a paralyzed man and healed those oppressed by the devil. He holds creation together. He overcame the world. He sustains the earth and the waves obey Him.

Power of the Holy Spirit – He begot Jesus on earth. Jesus filled by the Spirit’s power.  Demons are cast out by the Spirit of God. He made the heavens beautiful. He raised Jesus from the dead. The spirit fills the believers with power. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Power. God has not given us a Spirit of Power to fear, but a Spirit of Power of love and of a sound mind.

 

God in his mercy does not give us what we do deserve but God in his grace gives us what we don’t deserve.

Note: The common denominator in this message is God. All people share God and Jesus for a while. But only believers can share joy from God and Jesus after this life, forever and ever.

Romans 15:9   Glorify God for His mercy

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.

 

Prayer:   Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Power.”  Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.

May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

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