John 5:19,20 - "Then Jesus answered and said to them, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel."
We see that God shows Jesus ALL things that He Himself does. The more Jesus saw of and used--the power of God, the more power and knowledge He received. We too have sonship with the Father, and therefore the Father's power through the Son is released in and through us.
The Greatness of His Power: Plug into it!
It's vital to plug into the Source of this power. In Zechariah's vision of the lampstand with seven pipes to the seven lamps (Zechariah 4:1-14), he sees two olive trees. Oil dripped from the tree's branches into a bowl; and the bowl, like a fountain, dripped oil into the seven pipes. The oil flowed from the pipes into the seven lamps so that they would continuously burn.
Romans 11:17 - But if some of the branches were broken off, while you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them to share the richness of the olive tree...
Question To Ask Myself:
Am I tapped into and grafted to the olive tree, where I function and flow in works out of the rich and flourishing oil of the Lord's anointing?
Psalm 92:10 - "But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil."
The horn is illustrative of God's power, and the ox, of His strength. God's workings can powerfully flow through us, because the only thing that qualifies us is Christ's workings and the resultant anointing upon your life.
Colossians 1:27,29 - To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily"
Ephesians 1:19 - "And what is the exceeding greatness of His power towards us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power."
The word "mightily" literally means "in power," and dreives from the Greek root word "dunamis," from where we get the word "dynamite." This same word for "mighty" is used in Ephesians 1:19. This gives us a picture of the power of Christ's workings for us and of God's workings through Christ in and through us.
When we remain tapped into the oil source, we burn continuously with the light of Jesus. He wants to turn up the lamp, and He does it by pouring more oil into it. We are the lamp that dispenses His glory, He wants to pour more oil into us.
John 7:37,38 - "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink, He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."
This quiet-flowing, endless stream of water is not unlike the ceaseless oil that flows from the olive trees' branches into the lampstand (Zechariah 4). The living water is the Holy Spirit.
Questions to ask myself:
1. How would I like rivers--ceaseless rivers of living water flowing out of my heart?
2. How would I like the eyes of the blind to open, the ears of the deaf to be unstopped, the lame to leap like a deer, the tongue of the mute to sing?
Isaiah 35:8,10 - A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. But the redeemed shall walk there, and the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away."
Purity releases unrestriced power for harvest. The Blood of Christ purifies, washes, and cleanses us.
I AM EXTREMELY CONSCIOUS OF THE WORKINGS OF CHRIST AND OF GOD'S ENERGY AT WORK IN ME.
GOD WANTS ME TO GO AFTER THE ANOINTING OF HIS POWER, NOT ONLY FOR HEALINGS, BUT FOR SIGNS AND WONDERS, TOO!
THE RELEASE OF CHRIST'S WORKINGS EMPOWERS ME FOR HARVEST.
I SEE SATAN FALL LIKE LIGHTNING AS GOD DETHRONES PRINCIPALITIES.