“The Power within Us”
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
In Thursday’s devotion we talked about the unity or coming together of the Jewish and Gentile believers as ONE in the body of Christ, the Church. This is ONLY possible through the work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary.
And it is Him, who made it all possible, because He is ABLE to do IMMEASURABLY MORE than we ask or imagine and it is according to HIS power, which is at work within us. We, in our own ability, can NOT love as God LOVES, but by His Holy Spirit, who indwells us, we possess the POWER to LOVE as He LOVES.
I often marvel at the UNCONDITIONAL LOVE that God has for the Crown of His Creation, mankind, such a WIDE, LONG, HIGH, and DEEP love that surpasses ALL knowledge. Yet He extends that LOVE to mankind, when we were yet sinners, who lived in disobedience to His will.
His love was/is so STRONG and DEEP that He was willing to send His own Son, Jesus Christ to the cross, to be the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE, which would provide for ALL mankind a bridge to God, for the SALVATION of their souls. And for the believers, regardless of their nationality, to possess the POWER to LOVE each other with His AGAPE LOVE. After all, when we come to Christ Jesus for the SALVATION of our souls, we then become a Child of the Living God, and should have HIS LOVE working in us through the POWER of His Holy Spirit, who indwells us.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are NOT His child and do not possess the POWER of His LOVE, because you do NOT possess His Holy Spirit. You are living in disobedience to Him, yet He LOVES you UNCONDITIONALLY, and wants you to have ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven with Him and His Son, and the rest of His family. You can ONLY do that by: Coming to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and possess the POWER to LOVE others as He has LOVED you, through His Holy Spirit, which will indwell you. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!