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 2 ~ Superabundantly Above All We Think Or Ask!
We make the faith connection with God’s promises by agreeing with His Word and by the connection supplied to us by the Spirit of God. God has baptized us in the language of the Spirit so we might learn how to speak the words of God and declare His wonderful works (Isaiah 50:4, 28:10-11; 1 Corinthians 14:21; Acts 2:11, 17-18, 19:6; Jude 20-21) The operation of the Holy Spirit in our life flows out of the power working within us (Philippians 2:13). Our connection and submission to Him is the connection between us and all of God’s signs and wonders (Acts 2:4, 1:8; John 7:38-39).
Every dimension of the outworking of God through our lives is a result of our fellowship with God in the Holy Spirit. As we yield to the Holy Spirit and take seriously the commission He has given to us to advance the Kingdom of God through ministering to those who are lost, there is an ever-increasing revelation of the power of God in and through our lives. If we will give ourselves to the ministry gifts that were given to reveal the living Jesus, then we can be certain faith will increase, and the ability to operate in the power of God (Who is doing those things that reach far beyond what we are able to think or ask) will be enlarged (Mark 16:17; John 14:12; Matthew 24:14, 25:21,23; Romans 12:6; and 1 Corinthians 12:7,31, 14:1,12; Joel 2:28; Titus 2:14; Ephesians 3:20).
In order to understand the meaning of ‘dunamis’ (divine power), one must be willing to embrace Pentecost where the ‘dunamis’ was and is poured out on the believer by the Holy Spirit (Acts 1-2; Luke 24:49; John 7:38-39). Although the Greek word ‘dunamis’ is used in the Septuagint with various meanings, a special meaning is given to it by its application in the New Testament where it is always used for the divine power of God to save, heal, and provide. In fact, a summary statement for ‘dunamis’ is given in Acts 10:38, “God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power, Who went about doing good and healing all of those oppressed with the devil”. We gain insight into the meaning of ‘dunamis’ by its application with respect to the power that flowed out from Jesus into the woman with the issue of blood; as well as the power which was poured out on the saints in Jerusalem when Jesus baptized them in the Holy Spirit (Mark 5:30; Luke 6:19). That same power is at work in those who believe right now; and through it, the One Who is All Powerful is superabundantly supplying all that we ask and think – and more!
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen