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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Your Rhapsody of Realities Devotional for Sunday 07/05/2017

Theme: Get The Power Working
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD, DSC, DD
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Ephesians 3:20).

God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we could ask for or imagine; but He does it, not according to His power in heaven, but according to His power that works in us. This means you have to get that power active and working all the time. In Acts 1, just before the ascension of the Master, He said to His disciples, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you...” (Acts 1:8). To receive the power is the first thing; the next is to get it working.

Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:6, “…stir up the gift of God, which is in thee….”He was referring to the power of the Holy Spirit, which can be dormant in your spirit, unless activated. One way to activate that power is praying in tongues. Another way is through meditation on the Scriptures. When you pray in tongues often, and take out time consciously to meditate on the Word, your spirit will always be aglow.

Understand that a Christian isn’t meant to be begging, “God, please do this or do that for me”; no! He’s one endued with the dynamic ability to effect changes; He’s to reign in life by Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).

Even though God has got all the power and ability, He doesn’t move in on your behalf or move into your situation to do things according to His discretion. “But isn’t God sovereign?” you might ask. Yes, He is, and in His sovereignty, He’s chosen to work His power through you. You have a role in the operations of the miraculous and supernatural in your life. Get the power in you working, and bring it to bear on anything, or any area of your life.

Prayer:
Dear Father, thank you for the power of the Spirit that’s fully operational in me for the supernatural. I can do all things through the ability of Christ in me; I’m sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency, full of grace and the wisdom of God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Study:
- Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
- Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. 
- Micah 3:8 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgement, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.

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