The Exceeding Greatness of His Power

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I pray for you constantly, asking God …. to give you spiritual wisdom … I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of His power.Ephesians 1:16-17, 19

This is one of the great texts that will make our faith strong and bold.  Paul was writing to believers who had been sealed with the Holy Spirit.  Yet he felt the need to pray for them for the enlightening of the Holy Spirit.  They needed to know that it was the mighty power of God that was working in them.  It was the very same power by which God raised Christ from the dead.

When Christ died on the cross, He died under the weight of the sin of the world and its curse.  When He descended into the grave, it was under the weight of all that sin that He was buried.  The power of death had apparently conquered Him.  But the mighty power of God raised Christ from the dead to a place of honor at God’s right hand.

It is that very same power that is working in us every day of our lives.  The God Who said to Abraham, “Is there anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14),  pledges to work His power in us, too, if we will learn to trust Him.

Pray in faith to God and trust His Holy Spirit to enable us to claim nothing less that the exceeding greatness of this Resurrection power working in us.

By Andrew Murray

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From: ‘Teach Me to Pray‘,
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