Ephesians 3:14 NIV For this reason I kneel before the Father[c] 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. 16 I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, 17 and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, 19 and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us— 21 to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
As I took my walk today, this verse just kept coming up in my spirit. I could not remember all of it at first, but the words ‘according to His power that is at work within us’ just kept coming up over and over in my mind with such an intensity and fervency I determined to look it up later.
I ended up getting busy with something but when I went to bed, yet again, I could not sleep because I could not get this phrase out of my mind. As the Lord began to break it down for me, I couldn’t sleep because I was too EXCITED!! Let us study this verse out and think about the ramifications of it.
‘…according to His power….’ I began to think about who ‘His’ was. ’His’ is referring to God! It isn’t my power, it isn’t the power of the most influential person I know or even the most influential person! This power is the same power ‘no foe can withstand’ according to Psalm 91, which we know to be satan and any and all of his evil devices.
The definition of ‘power’ according to Webster’s dictionary is :
This is what happens when the power of God begins to manifest for your need. There is a power so strong we cannot even imagine its capacity that begins to literally do a work FOR you and inside you!
God is able to go beyond ALL we could ever ask or think to ask and His power resides within us bringing the unseen to the place where we not only see it, but we have it!! Whether it is healing, salvation from a terrible situation, or to take us, or bring us to great things, that great power is working in all of us to do ALL that is needed in our lives!
It is doing for and in you what you could NEVER do for yourself whether you lived a million years, knew the most influential people in the world, and had full favor with them…no flesh has the power to bring the blessing and fruition of the blessing of God to your life BUT God and that is what is happening on the inside of you, even now!
How do we get that power to work within us to full capacity and guarantee it continues to work within us bringing about the changes we need in our lives? According to the verses above this one, when we are rooted and grounded in the love of God it sets this power in motion.
Love is the most powerful force on the face of the earth! Love can do what strength, words, and laws cannot. You can’t stop it if you tried. It is power unleashed and unstoppable! It has a force that cannot be caught, halted, or depleted.
Have you ever seen a mother with her baby? If you know anything about mothers and children, you know there is nothing you can say or do to change the heart of a good mother toward her child! She would lay her life down for that baby, no matter how old the baby may be!
It doesn’t matter how much that child has misbehaved at school, it doesn’t matter how bad their attitude is. You better be very careful how you tell a mother their baby was less than an angel that day even if you were an eye witness to it! You could prove to the mother they threw the toys, took someone else’s cookies, and even kicked you, the teacher, in the shin! That mother will nod her head, hold that child’s hand, and love it all the more. Instead of anger, you will see a look of understanding, even compassion. She may even go on to make excuses such as, “Well, they didn’t get their nap, they were up late, we were rushed.” This mother isn’t meaning to excuse the child’s behavior, but her love has her covering the multitude of the child’s sin!
She will take them home, they will be corrected, but be sure once the correction has been administered, so will hugs and her love will be multiplied. NOTHING you can say, prove, or do will alter or change the intensity of the love a mother has for her child. The more someone tries to stop love, the stronger it will flourish! That is POWER! It knows no bounds and it never fails to produce and multiply…that is what is at work in you and me!
No matter how much we have messed up, behaved badly, screwed up chance after chance, God corrects us and then even more love than we knew before is extended and that power continues to work mightily in us to bring about the sure end to any deficit in character. It brings a sure end to any problem we could never overcome on our own. It brings the healing the doctor had no prescription for! It brings the POWER of the BLESSING straight to you in any and every form you need it to be in!!
Stay in God’s love, and His power will stay in you!
Amplified Bible (AMP)
1 He who [a]dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
4 [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
New Century Version (NCV)
10 Nothing bad will happen to you; no disaster will come to your home. 11 He has put his angels in charge of you to watch over you wherever you go. 14 The Lord says, “Whoever loves me, I will save.
I will protect those who know me.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
19 Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.
Rad Change came to simplyjuliana today and made a comment and when Rad did it just set something off in me! I felt like saying, “Yeah, Rad! What a great reminder you are giving yourself and the rest of us of how powerful God‘s word is!” God’s word is forever powerful, it never loses its strength, and it never expires! It is always as powerful today as the day He first spoke it!! His comment was on “Our Hearts Are Assured, We Will Not Fear”. He made the statement we can rest, even in times like these, because of the words of God coming from the Word of God!
This is not God’s first rodeo! Countries have come to many of God’s people and the countries they live in and have threatened to wipe them out (Jehoshaphat is one of many). But, I always think of Psalm 91 where it says NO evil will befall us neither shall any plague come nigh our dwelling! I think of Luke 10:19 where our authority in the name of Jesus is brought back to our minds to realize just the power we carry on the inside of us and the POWER OF THE NAME OF JESUS!! I think of Psalm 91 where it says a thousand may fall at our right hand and ten thousand at our left, but it will not come nigh us, only a spectator shall we be!
Don’t fear what ANY bully is saying today, dear reader! Yes we need to know current events so we know how to pray, but NEVER, EVER FEAR! There are many benefits to being saved and angels as body guards is just one of them! You are guarded and protected, today and always! Plead the blood over yourself and your family, pray over the current events as God would have you to, and go forth in courage!! God has you covered!! Jesus is Lord! Juliana
Yesterday I wrote on how horrible I have been feeling lately. From acid reflux getting me up in the night to terrible back pain. A full nights rest was becoming rare!! God told me to get back to confessing His Word and getting up and praying in the Spirit when this happened.
Last night, it started up early. Abdominal pain, heartburn, back aching. Quickly God’s words came back to me from the night before! I began to speak Psalm 91 and Psalm 16 over my body. I went to bed and Gracie snuggled next to me as she always does. She is actually is quite a comfort to me. We went through our nightly ritual where I tell her I love her (yes, she is a dog but she doesn’t know that) and pet her and before I know it I am asleep.
This morning I woke up and looked at the clock. I had slept completely through the night with no incidences with my stomach or back! PRAISE GOD!! When I awakened I was refreshed and my energy level is up, too! I know it was the Word of God and God bringing that Word to pass. I cannot praise and thank Him enough.
I had actually, to a degree, dreaded today. Momma and I have a great deal of cooking to do and I almost didn’t make it yesterday with my back hurting so badly. Today, I feel great and I get to make a happy memory with my mother, totally free of pain and aggravating symptoms!!
The Word mixed with faith as we walk in love works! It is like trying to drive a car. You have to have the car, the engine, and the key to get it to go. I can’t just have the car with no engine or a car with an engine and no key! Faith is the engine, but LOVE IS THE KEY!! Isn’t God and His ways beautiful? He is faithful and dependable in all He has spoken! Trust is a beautiful thing!
Have a wonderful and blessed day, dear reader! I will see you soon!!