Ephesians 3:20 – Now to Him Who has the power to do superabundantly above all that we think or ask according to the power that works in us.
Part 1 ~ The Power To Live The Life Of Christ
God desires us to be filled with all of His fullness. Such a thing goes beyond all we could think or ask, but God is at work in us to teach us how to cooperate with His abundant life (Ephesians 1:19; 2 Peter 1:3-4; Philippians 2:13). The gift of God has provided us with the ability to live a life full of His divine nature and goodness. The gift of God is a wellspring of God’s power springing up from the depths of our soul – a river of God’s Presence flowing out of our lives. The gift of God is the Spirit of the Living God at work in those who believe. It is the very life of Jesus established in our souls (Colossians 1:28; 1 John 3:24, 4:4; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Galatians 2:20).
This glorious power of the Holy Ghost residing in us is a treasure of divine power at work both strengthening and perfecting those who are willing to participate with His will (Philippians 2:13; 2 Corinthians 4:7). The power of God that has been supplied to us will perfect everything concerning us if we are willing to obey (Hebrews 13:20-21). If we desire to walk in the Spirit, then we will be strengthened with all might so that we may walk worthy and be fruitful in very good work (Colossians 1:9-11; Ephesians 6:10).
The ability to do everything and have everything God has purposed for us is given to us by the power (dunamis) that works in us. There is a connection each individual must make with the power of God at work in them; otherwise, it remains of very little consequence and the outworking of God’s glory is not manifested through the person’s life. We must first be convinced by the Word of God how it is God’s will for us to have His abundant life. We must recognize God’s will for us is to prosper and be in health even as our soul prospers. When we are certain that Jesus is our Savior, our Healer, and our Provider, then we will also be certain God will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory. We can then rise up with the Psalmist and say, “Oh bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all of His benefits!” We can find ourselves calling those things which God has promised done, and announcing the wonderful works of God.
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen