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Bible Study: Power From on High Part 2: God Has Given you a Spirit of Power

 

  
Listen to The Entire Audio Sermon:

Part 1: God Is Pouring Out His Spirit
[Mp3 Format - 49.8.mb]
Part 2: God Has Given you A Spirit of Power [Mp3 Format - 90.8.mb]


How Do I "Do the Works that Jesus Did - And Even Greater Works"?
Did God Really Give Me Supernatural Power?
How Do I Obtain The Power That God Said I Have?
What is the Secret to A Christian's Power?
  


Scripture Reference:
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." [2Tm:1:7]

   


God has Given You a Spirit of Power:
Did you know that God desires to give you supernatural power? Did you know that you can learn to access and operate in the supernatural Power of God so that you can overcome ANY trial or test that comes your way?

We Have Been Given Supernatural Power: 
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power...." [2Tm:1:7]

That's Right! God has supernaturally endowed every believer with His awesome power by the Holy Spirit that dwells in each of us.
   


Power for What?
The reason WHY God has given us power so that WE can walk in the power and victory that we have Christ! This does NOT mean that the Holy Ghost gives us the power to 'grin and bear' whatever the world or the enemy throws at us nor does it mean that we are supernaturally empowered to just suffer along until Jesus comes!

If that were the case then what do we do with the following scriptures given to the church regarding this subject:

"Nay, in all these things we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS through him that loved us." [Rom:8:37]

"Now thanks be unto God, which ALWAYS causes us to triumph in Christ..." [2Cor:2:14]

"For whatsoever is born of God OVERCOMES THE WORLD: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith." [1Jn:5:4]

Power to overcome:
According to the above Scriptures we (you and I) have been given the power to overcome every sickness and disease - every form of lack - and anything else that comes against us! That is WHY the Holy Ghost reminds us thru the Apostle Paul "God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power..." [2Tm:1:7]


A Powerful witness:
As Paul the Apostle said, we are not supposed to just have a bunch of words and fine arguments that are designed to convince people of the truth. We are supposed to be able to present the Gospel in Word and in Power!

"And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." [1Cor:2:4-5]

"For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost...." [1Thes:1:5]


Church of Miracles Signs and Wonders!
God has promised us that not only would we have His Holy Spirit living in us - but that He would show wonders and do mighty miracles thru us by the Power of the Holy Ghost working in us - and thru us.

Speaking of the future Church Isaiah boldly stated [Isa:8:18]: "Behold, I AND THE CHILDREN whom the LORD hath given me ARE FOR SIGNS AND WONDERS in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells IN Mount Zion" (Mount Zion is the church - see Heb:12:22]

Jesus Said: "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." 


The Power of the Spirit:
Brethren, the Power of the Spirit of God is available to EVERY born-again Child of God. "You shall receive power, after the Holy Ghost is come upon you. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." [Acts 1:8 Acts 2;39]

Aside from being born again nothing is more important to the Christian than the ministry of the Holy Ghost in our personal lives because it is only thru the power of the Holy Ghost working in and thru us that we are empowered to walk in the victory that Christ promised.


We Must Learn How!
"Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant (lacking knowledge and understanding." [1Corinthians 12:1]

Despite the fact that the Word of God tells us that God does not want us to be ignorant of this subject - When it comes to the body of Christ MOST Christians are lacking knowledge and understanding regarding even the most basic things of and pertaining to the spirit. Even many so-called 'Pentecostal' and 'charismatic' circles have little more than basic knowledge when it comes to the things of the spirit - and very often what they do believe is incorrect.

While most Christians acknowledge the existence of the Holy Spirit - very few know how to operate IN the Holy Spirit and even fewer know how to allow the Holy Spirit to work THRU them.


A Translation Correction:
"
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant (lacking knowledge and understanding." [1Cor. 12:1]

Did you know that in the King James Translation this passage the phrase "spiritual gifts" is not translated correctly? In the original Greek the word 'gifts' does not appear in the original text but was added by the translators in hope of giving us clarity. 

Unfortunately it has caused more confusion than anything else. The literal translation from the Greek of the phrase "spiritual gifts" is actually 'spirituals' - and it refers to "things of and pertaining to the spirit". Therefore, when reading the literal translation of 1 Corinthians 12:1 it should read like this: "Now concerning things of and pertaining to the spirit, brothers and sisters, I would not have you ignorant (lacking knowledge and understanding)."

But as we have already stated most Christians today have little if any knowledge of things that pertain to the Spirit - and this is why so many in the Body of Christ have little or no power to overcome even the smallest of trials that come against them.


Powerless Christians:
Even though the Word of God says that: "
God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power..." [2Tm:1:7] - Most Christians are ignorant of this - and of those that do recognize the truth of this - most haven't any idea HOW to access or use the power.

Consequently the are unable to gain the victory over debt - disease - depression - divorce - addictions - lack - pain - oppression - sickness or any of the other devices that the devil throws their way.


Part 1 of a New Series:
The main reason why so many in the body of Christ are so burdened by debt, sickness, disease, addictions, marital problems and so on is because they have never learned how to access and walk in the Supernatural Power of the Holy Spirit. "My People are destroyed because of a lack of knowledge" [Hosea 4:6]

This is why we have put together this special series on this subject. This special series will help you to recognize the numerous myths and incorrect traditions of men that have nullified the Power of the Spirit in most Christians and will teach you the ministry of the Holy Ghost in the believer's life and HOW TO ACCESS SUPERNATURAL POWER that is available to you by faith. Find out what belongs to you and how to obtain it.

I encourage each of you to learn the truth about how God has provided the means to supernaturally enable each of us to walk in His divine power in way that will bring forth the signs, wonders and miracles that Jesus promised that each of us could - and should show forth as a witness to a lost world.

Listen to The Entire Audio Sermon:
Part 1: God Is Pouring Out His Spirit
[Mp3 Format - 49.8.mb]
Part 2: God Has Given you A Spirit of Power [Mp3 Format - 90.8.mb]


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