When I say the word ‘Power’, what are some of the things that come to your mind?
Here are some of the things that came into mine. A Cheetah, Volcano, a Japanese bullet train, High voltage Electricity, Lightning and bolts of Thunder!!! It was interesting to note that in all of my thinking, the ‘Holy Spirit’, didn’t really cross my mind.
I guess it was because we often associate the Holy Spirit with gentleness, quietness and that personality of God with the still, subtle small voice, who can be easily grieved by our sin. As much as this is true, there is the other side of the Holy Spirit, whose POWER far supercedes anything, that our eyes can bear to Behold!!!
He was the force who hovered over the waters to bring form to the Earth (Genesis 1:2); He was the Wind who split the Red Sea in two; He was the Power who raised Christ Jesus from the dead. (Romans 8:11); He is the Power by whom the church has been marching on, for the last two thousand years!!
His POWER IS LIMITLESS!
Over the years, there have been several men whom the enemy has raised, to destroy the people of God to dust and ashes. But EVERY SINGLE TIME, the church has grown with more zeal from strength to strength!! Do you know Why? It’s because the source of strength for the CHURCH at it’s very core, is the MIGHTY HOLY SPIRIT, against whom, all of Satan’s armies put together has NO power, whatsoever!!!
As long as the Holy Spirit is the CENTRIC FORCE of the Church, storms may come, winds may blow, church buildings may be broken down and the people of God may be shamed for their faith- but the LIGHT of God’s people amidst all that they may have to endure, will only get BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER walking in pure undefiled love for God and humanity – because GREATER IS HE that is in YOU than he that is in the World. (1 John 4:4)!!!
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” Ephesians 6:10
Blessed week ahead!