God gave those who believe in Him, His matchless power. It is the same dynamite power that raised Jesus from the dead, and then granted Him the privilege of sitting at God’s right hand in glory with everything under submission to Him.
As the head of the Church (Ephesians 1:19, 22), He gave us the power to rule over Satan even now by drawing near to God and resisting the devil (James 4:7-8). We will also rule and reign with Jesus over the nations in the Millennium and throughout eternity (Romans 8:17; John 17:22; 1 Corinthians 6:2-4).
In the end times, Jesus will destroy all dominions, authority, powers, and all of God’s enemies – including death. During His Kingly reign, He will bring everyone and all of creation to full submission to His will.
Everyone in heaven, on earth and in hell will bow their knees to King Jesus (Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:10-11). Then, He will hand over the Kingdom to God, our Father (1 Corinthians 15:24-26). He gives us the calling to set the captives free by the authority of Christ in us (Acts 16:18)
When we concentrate on who we are in Christ, rather than on our finite, human attributes, we access the power of God in us, so that we can prove our love to God by obeying His commands (John 14:15). We live each moment in the center of God’s will.
Therefore, since we are raised with Christ, and He abides within us with all the power of the Trinity, we are free to focus our thoughts and affections on things above, not on things on this earth. We come to realize that Jesus is our only true life (Colossians 3:1, 3-4).
Father God, we are a people peculiar to You with Your authority, power, love and grace within us. We minister in Jesus’ name for the purpose of furthering Your Kingdom in this earth. Remind us to appeal to everyone who will give us their time, and ask them to be reconciled with You. This way, they too will enjoy the magnitude of Your blessings both now and for eternity.
We have Your power in us to make disciples in our home, our town, our state, our country and the world (Matthew 28:18-19). We are Your ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20). Remembering that we do not witness in our own power, removes our fear and allows Your power in us to give us the wisdom and words we need.
Thought for the Day:
The power of God in us is far greater than anything available on this earth, in the kingdoms of this world, in every dominion of Satan, and in every title that can ever be given in any place now or in the future; it is available to us through Christ in us.
– Ephesians 1:20-21; Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:27