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Ephesians 1:19-20: Divine Power


Ephesians 1:19–20
[19] and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might [20] that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, (ESV)

Every few years we get a storm that is so intense that power lines are down and a town will be without power for days, and maybe even weeks.  It is amazing how crippling that lack of electricity is to our way of life.  We cannot watch television, charge our smart phones, use our cooking stove, refrigerate our food, or even have running water.  Like it or not, we need power to do most of the things that we need to do in our lives.

How about walking the Christian life.  Do you think we need power?  I say, Yes! In our verses today, Paul is telling us about God's power toward us who believe. In the previous verse he talked about our spiritual eyes being opened to the hope and riches that are ours in Jesus.  He now continues with talking about the power that is ours.  And his description is incredible.  This power is immeasurable. It is the same power that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead.  Resurrection power. What is fascinating is that he doesn't tell us to ask for it.  He says, we already have it!  But his prayer is that we would have our eyes open to the reality of that power that is for us.

One of the greatest examples of the difference God's power makes in a person's life is found in the life of the Apostle Peter.  In Jesus' greatest time of need, Peter was denying that he even knew Him.  At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came to the church.  Who is boldly preaching the Gospel?  Peter!  God's immeasurable power transformed him.  Listen to Peter's words in 2 Peter 1:3

2 Peter 1:3
[3] His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, (ESV)

Are you feeling weak and powerless in your walk with God?  There is no need to!  His power is available to us.  You might just need to flip the switch.  Ask God to show you his power and you will have all that you need.

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