“A POWERFUL New Year!”
I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being. So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge---that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:16-19
This is a prayer of the Apostle Paul, for the TRUE BELIEVERS in Ephesus. It was the desire of the Apostle that they would be STRENGTHENED with POWER in their INNER BEING, through God’s Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, we allow our WEAKNESSES to control our FAITH and TRUST in God’s ALMIGHTY POWER. Could it be because we have never really experienced His POWER, like the POWER of the RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ?
When you really THINK about God’s POWER, and you REALIZE that an individual is GLORIOUSLY SAVED by the POWER of God’s MERCY and GRACE, and they are SEALED and KEPT by the POWER of His Holy Spirit, until SALVATION is made COMPLETE. By His POWER Christ indwells the TRUE BELIEVER in their HEART, through their FAITH, meaning that Jesus Christ is DEEPLY ROOTED in the life of the BELIEVER, and that He rules over the attitudes and conduct of the TRUE BELIEVER, by His SUPERIOR POWER.
It is Paul’s prayer that ALL TRUE BELIEVERS be ROOTED and ESTABLISHED in LOVE and have the POWER to be able to GRASP the WIDTH, the LENGTH, the HEIGHT, and DEPTH of the LOVE of Christ Jesus. And NOT to just KNOW with KNOWLEDGE, because the LOVE of Christ SURPASSES KNOWLEDGE. You MUST EXPERIENCE, His LOVE, in order to TRULY KNOW His LOVE. Then you may be FILLED to the MEASURE of ALL the FULLNESS of God. The COMPLETE FULLNESS of the GODHEAD is in Christ, and it is ONLY through Him that a TRUE BELIEVER can EXPERIENCE the MEASURE of ALL God’s FULLNESS. What a way to begin a NEW YEAR, under the CONTROL of the POWER and LOVE of Jesus Christ. Will this be the BEGINNING of the NEW YEAR for YOU?
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you cannot EXPERIENCE or TRULY KNOW the POWER and LOVE of Christ Jesus, and you are headed for an ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL its HORRORS. You have the OPPORTUNITY NOW to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. You MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then you MUST BELIEVE with ALL your HEART that, Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God. You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and EXPERIENCE the POWER and LOVE of the ALMIGHTY GOD, provided by His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and spend ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!