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Summary: We need to realize God's ability for our lives

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Ephesians 3:20 (AV)

20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

John D. Rockefeller (considered the richest man in the world) at the beginning of the 20th century was said to be making in the neighborhood of $60 million a year from oil.

- That’s the equivalent of about $2 billion a year in today’s currency.

- Rockefeller liked to play golf in Florida and would always give his caddy a dime.

- This is an insult to expectation

Ephesians 3:20 (AV)

20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Scripture Full of Beyond Expectation

Ge. 39-50

- Joseph would like to be free from slavery

- He ended up in prison

- Became 2nd in the land of Egypt

- Above all that he asked or thought

2 Ki. 6:24-7:20

- Samaria under a famine siege

- Four Lepers at the point of death

- Syrians fled and left all behind (food & wealth)

- Above all that they asked or thought

Lk 15:11-24

- Prodigal Son squandered all

- Returns and asks to be one of the hired servants

- Welcomed back with best robe, ring & shoes

- Celebrated with a banquet

- Above all that he asked or thought

Jn. 6:1-14

- Jesus feeds 5,000 with 5 loaves & 2 fish

- They were all filled with 12 baskets of leftovers

- Above all that they asked or thought

Ac 3:1-10

- Lame man at the temple gate

- Asking for alms

- Given the ability to walk

- Above all that he asked or thought

For Our Use Today

Philippians 4:19 (AV)

19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Psalm 23:5 (AV)

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

John 10:10 (AV)

10 ...: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Ephesians 3:20 (AV)

20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Comprehend God's Ability

- Scientists say the size of our system relative to the Milky Way would be roughly the size of a quarter in an area as big as all of North America

- Lunched in 1977 - Voyager 1 has traveled farther from Earth than any other human-made object

- Traveling at 38,000 mph

- It has taken 35 yr. to get to the edge of our solar system

Eph 3:20

- "Him who is able"

Genesis 15:5 (AV)

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

Psalm 147:4 (AV)

4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

- Similar words Able/Power

- Able δύναμαι [dunamai /doo•nam•ahee/]

- Power δύναμις [dunamis /doo•nam•is/]

- It's His power that works in us

- Dynamite comes from this word

- Some power is dormant

- It is available, but not being used, such as the power stored in a battery

- Christ power is available to work in us

- The same resurrection power that raised Christ

Realize for ourselves – Jesus Is:

• Able

• Able to do

• Able to do abundantly

• Able to do exceedingly abundantly

• Able to do exceedingly abundantly above all

• Able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask

• Able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think

Why Do I Not Experience His Working Power

- Many Christians have been cut off from the power of Christ.

- Because of:

• Unbelief

• Unconfessed sin

• Worldliness in action or attitude

- These mock the purpose of the cross & the blood of Christ

- Christians robbed of power cannot be used of God.

John 15:5 (AV)

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

- Realize the wealth that is available

- Eph 3:16-18 - Our prayer

James 4:2 (AV)

2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

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