Summary: Have you come to know the "Power of God". Is He all powerful and capable of doing all things required in your life? God indeed is able, will we come to know Him fully.

“God’s Power” Ephesians 1:19-23

God’s Power that raises…

God’s Power that brings us into Heaven…

God’s Power that exalts…

In a seminary missions class, Herbert Jackson told how, as a new missionary, he was assigned a car that would not start without a push. After pondering his problem, he devised a plan. He went to the school near his home, got permission to take some children out of class, and had them push his car off. As he made his rounds, he would either park on a hill or leave the engine running. He used this ingenious procedure for two years.

Ill health forced the Jackson family to leave, and a new missionary came to that station. When Jackson proudly began to explain his arrangement for getting the car started, the new man began looking under the hood. Before the explanation was complete, the new missionary interrupted, "Why, Dr. Jackson, I believe the only trouble is this loose cable." He gave the cable a twist, stepped into the car, pushed the switch, and to Jackson’s astonishment, the engine roared to life. For two years needless trouble had become routine. The power was there all the time. Only a loose connection kept Jackson from putting that power to work.

J.B. Phillips paraphrases Ephesians l:19-20, "How tremendous is the power available to us who believe in God." When we make firm our connection with God, his life and power flow through us.

Ernest B. Beevers.

Let examine God’s power demonstrated before us in today’s verses and available to us as we seek after God’s “good and perfect will” around us.

God’s Power that raises…

Ephes. 1:19(NIV)

and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength,

How is your life today?

Could it be said that your life demonstrates God’s power in your life?

What kind of power can we experience in God through Christ?

God tells us we can experience His incomparable power “huperballo, hoop-er-bal’-lo; Gk , which means to throw beyond the usual mark, to surpass our wildest expectation.

Do you expect God to surpass your wildest expectation of what He can do?

In your life…

In your family…

In your community…

“[Jesus Christ is] declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead” (Romans 1:4).

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Cor. 12:9).

Where are you seeking your power today?

Another aspect of God’s “dunamis”, Gk; which means force or power, by implication a miracle, is that it is “megas” Gk, meaning that it is very great or huge.

As great as all this may be the direction and purpose behind God’s power is even greater.

God’s power is “for us who believe”, are you experiencing God’s power in your life today?

Do you believe in God and His power available to those who believe?

God’s power that is able to raise you above any challenge that will ever be in your life.

God’s power that will carry you when you feel you have no energy left to carry yourself.

God’s power which we can pull around us when we feel isolated and alone.

God’s power by which we are even able to send Satan screaming away from us.

We need take full advantage of God’s power in our lives

God’s Power that brings us into Heaven

Ephes. 1:20 (NIV)

[20] which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms

This power that is towards us will one day allow us to be in the heavenly realm, just as God raised Christ and seated Him in the Heavenly realm.

God alone has the energeo, Gk, energy and might to be able to raise the dead.

“Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it” (Acts 2:23-24).

“But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; and killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses” (Acts 3:14-15).

“And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly; not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead” (Acts 10:39-41).

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