“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.” – Ephesians 1:18-20
LIGHT FOR NOW: God’s power is at work in you.
The above text was Paul’s prayer to the Ephesians church; a prayer of knowledge and enlightenment to believers upon the redemptive or finished work of Christ. An understanding of Paul’s words in verse 19 of the above text lets us know what is at work in the believer by the indwelling of Christ in him. “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power” (Ephesians 1:19). Among all other text in the epistles, his text has the greatest use of adjective that describes the power which is at work in the believer by the reason of Christ living in him. Paul uses five (5) important adjectives that require understanding. The first is the word “exceeding” which being translated implies to exceed the target or to throw beyond target. The second word is “greatness” which is used to describe might. The third is the word “workings” which is used to describe something that is effective and active. The fourth is the word “might” which is used to describe force or might. All these five adjectives put together are used to describe the power at work in the believer upon Jesus’ resurrection from the dead; meaning the power that was wrought in Christ when he was raised from the dead is the same power wrought in the believer at the point of salvation.
Hence, the believer does not have a power problem because all of God is in a believer. Thus, it will be out of place for the believer in prayers to be asking God to give him power; where will he get the power from when he has already embodied you with all the power? Do you know that you are the power house of God? Instead of praying that God fills you with power, you should be praying for the knowledge of the power you already have or that He has already filled you with. Stop asking for what you have, make use of it. Unleash this power inside of you in the place of prayers and you will see it go beyond target; you will see it go with might; you will see its activeness and effectiveness; you will see its strength, and it will change and rearrange things in your life. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: Stop looking for what you already have, God’s power is at work in you; make use of it.
CONFESSION: Father, thank you for your power that is at work in me, may this power go forth to change and rearrange things in my life, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: You can’t walk in the totality of your reality when you are ignorant of your reality in Christ.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: LUKE CHAPTER 24; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 5