Godly Power Through The Holy Spirit
So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory. For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith (Ephesians 3:13-16).
Further below, I will try to explain Ephesians 3:13-16 and to give some key points in the text to show how we can be strengthen and what to avoid towards the brethren when it happens.
We know that our reliance is in the Lord Jesus Christ He has promised to help us and to be with us (John 14:16-17). The Apostle Paul spoke, something powerful to the Church when he revealed the mystery of the Gospel, “Christ in us the Hope of Glory” (Colossians 1:27). Therefore, our strength comes from within us through God’s Spirit.
Additionally, I pray that people may become spiritual and understand why we are here, so that they may think before they speak. I am trying to explain to myself, the life we should live is in the Spirit of God and our spirit is aware of this everyday. You may ask how? The scripture says,"...the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father" (Romans 8:15).
God has formed us in his image and our life must be spiritual (Genesis 1:27). God would not have a child without faith love and power, this is what we were created for to look like his Son Jesus Christ and to be strengthened with the Power of the Holy Spirit. A child of God without power is weak, he need then to feed himself and be renewed day by day but he word of life which is the scripture.
I found out recently some believers who cannot stop getting exited to know the word by heart and tell others or .. trying to show off their knowledge.. but are they really building faith and strengthening the brethren or just like to show off their own knowledge to them.
Once our spirit is strengthened we should communicate and inspire others, instead of pointing out their faults and saying to others “I know better that you attitude”.
Being inspired by God and strengthen by His Spirit we also are inspired to talk to others and our behaviour must be different and of a good manner. The Lord Jesus never spoke a word in vain , the incarnate word of life was perfect in talk and actions. Therefore, the Spirit of God must always be the one that should take over in our lives and to work through us.
As it is, we must be vigilant and be humble when we are inspired and strengthen in the inner man.
What we should guard against is that we should not be always intellectually correct, instead, we should consider a matter well before we speak to others, because it is very easy to be tempted and turn others off (Galatians 6:1). Now, let learn something interesting by this; The Apostle Paul revealed in (Ephesians 3:19) that the Love of Christ surpasses knowledge and we may be filled with the fulness of God.
As a testimony, the apostle Paul demonstrated love as it was evident on how he cared for the brethren and praying for them (Ephesians 1:16). It is also evident through his life that Paul was certainly touched by God deeply to be able to achieve this duty and to comfort the brethren. He even told them that God can do the impossible in their beings and could be filled, even asking God that He may grant them what they ask from Him. He told us that in any circumstances we would be renewed spiritually from our spirit through the Holy Spirit. Paul meant that there were nothing impossible for HIM (God’s Spirit) to do in our lives physically and within (spiritually) and that God was in control (Philippians 4:19).
Once we are accepting to hear from God then a door is open in our hearts(our spirit) to receive what He has planned and all the help we can receive coming from the Holy Spirit dwelling in us(Love from the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, visions , words of knowledge, prophecy..)these are surely what the Lord add to our lives to strengthen us even miracles, signs and wonders, this is why we should not always feel sad, but pursue faith expecting from Him, for He is able!
Furthermore, the Lord Jesus recommend us to be vigilant in prayers (Luke 21:36; Matthew 26:41). We also read that the scriptures encourages us to be always joyful (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) and this comes in us through God’s Spirit and by learning how to be grateful and faithful, (1Timothy 1:12; Revelations 14:12).
The word of life is Spirit (John 6:63) when we read it we must try our best to put it into action or we are not progressing and developing Spiritually. How can a child of God grow and be mature in life if the word of the Master is not understood and put into practice?
This is why many do not understand that to be renewed in the inner man we must obey the Lord and put into practice His teachings (Matthew 7:24-27). the Spirit of Might will work in us and will add things that we never thought before.God may give as He will, gifts, visions, deliverance, blessings.
Finally let us be wise and remain humble this is the key to receive from the Lord and to fear Him daily and to love Him dearly.
For those who are not saved yet, we encourage you to give your life to our Lord Jesus Christ to receive eternal life when you pass from this life by praying this
Blessings to all.
Brother Patrice and Reviewed by Brother Glenn