Psalm 145:4b, "and shall declare Your mighty acts."
It says in 2 Chronicles 16:9 that He looks to and fro to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are loyal towards Him. What would it look like for God to show Himself strong on your behalf? Wouldn't you like to find out?
In Isaiah 52:10 it says, "The Lord has made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God." The word there for "holy arm" in the Hebrew symbolizes strength or power.
God wants us to do mighty things through our lives. We need to break off this negative thinking through which we disqualify ourselves from being used by God based upon what we can or can't do.
God doesn't want us to do what we can do by ourselves. He wants to begin to do things through our lives that only HE can do, where only He gets the glory.
GOD WORKING THROUGH US
1 Corinthians 2:4-5, "And my speech and preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."
The word "demonstration" there means "to confirm, make public, make known." The Lord wants to do something through our life that confirms who He is to the world; He wants to make known through your life His mighty acts. We need to quit asking for just a little. We need to ask for "MIGHTY" things.
Psalm 145:13 "Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations."
From generation to generation He's going to show Himself strong. Right now God is looking for a people who will say, "Okay, Lord. Show Your deeds now in our generation." He wants to demonstrate who He is THROUGH our life. We don't disqualify ourselves because of our present position.
SEEING GOD AS HE IS IN US
Daniel 11:32 - It says, "But those who know their God will be strong and do great exploits."
The word "know" there means to "to perceive and see." The Lord wants a people who will perceive, see and understand Him, and they will be strong and do exploits. He wants His people to be strong in His might and power. As you begin to see God as a mighty God, it does something in you, and you won't be so easily tossed to and fro. You won't easily give the devil so much credit.
Are you ready to know God as Mighty God through your life?
This authority comes through the vastness of understanding and of KNOWING who we are in Christ.
Ephesians 1:17-19 - "[I pray] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power"
Before we can receive this realm, we must have a hunger to know Him and who we are in Him like never before. We must shake off complacency.
Jesus never just taught; He taught and did(action). He always had a message, but the message was carried with weight by demonstration of the Kingdom, and God wants to increase the demonstration of His power in His people, His Body, now as well as then.
WISDOM AND REVELATION -- A GIFT
Paul goes on to pray, "that He may give to you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him." It is for the purpose of knowing Him. Remember that it says, "Those who know their God will do great exploits." (Daniel 11:32)l
Let us pray that the Spirit of wisdom and revelation (Ephesians 1:17) grants us understanding into a deeper realm of knowing Him and our identity in Christ as we affirm and meditate on the scriptures in the epistles of Paul?
Are you are tired of shallow-water Christianity? Are you ready for the deep, deep things of God?
God wants His people to walk in such a realm of knowing Him that as soon as we walk into a place, we can discern what is God or what is not of God. He wants us to come to the point that we are living according to the promise of 1 John 2:27, that we have an "anointing within to teach you as you abide in Him."
He wants to DEMONSTRATE MIGHTY ACTS through our lives. One of the things that the Lord wants to begin to manifest through the church is a people who are living by KNOWING God and advancing God's Kingdom through their calling in Christ, who aren't bouncing off every wall but are guided by the Holy Spirit into seeking and pursuing God's purpose for their lives. Unbelievers around us will start saying, "How do you do this? There's something different about you; what is it? You're anchored and not tossed about. There's a confidence about you." And our answer will be, "I KNOW Him."
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