Summary: this Sermon teaches about learning how to stand on the authority that you have in Christ Jesus
Today I want us to take a look at a verse that validates our ability and authority to do anything thru Christ. The Lord gave me this verse one day after coming home from church. The lord gave me this verse because on this particular day I was going through some trials and tribulations.
I was at a point and time in the ministry when I felt like giving up. I felt like throwing in thetowel. It seemed like the more I would try to live for Christ the more I was knocked down. I had been going through some trials that causes All my fears to surface about everything that I was doing for God. It was in bad shape but It was in the bowels of my insecurities that the lord told me to get up and lift up my head, and to stand up and do his will. The Lord then led me to this verse which said
Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly and abundantley ,above anything that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us ( Ephesians 3:20)
This verse is saying that our mortal minds cannot began to understand and know the things that God can do in our lives. He can do exceedingly and abundantley above what we can ask or think , that means that even though we sometimes think that what we dream of is impossible or that the visions that he has given us will never come to pass, The Lord can do way above that and some more. I know this from experience that when your mind is really in tune with the things of God that even before you open your mouth and ask him for it he has already done it. Sometimes it astouds me how good God is. How he loves us in spite of ourselves and cares for us no matter how down we are on ourselves. Sometimes I just think about all the times people have counted me out as being lost but I thank God for reaching down and picking me up when he did.
The word Now is one that means at this present time, in your current situation. That means that right now where you are in your life at your current state God can be to you who he said he would be an he can be who you need him to be. He can also make away out of no way, Because remeber when you don’t know the way, he is the way. Right now where you areGod says it is time to move to your next level, it is timefor you to be who you were predistined to be.
If The lord tells you to evangelize do that, If he tells you to sing do that, if he tells you to proclaim his word do that. If he tells you to feed the poor do that. Do what he tells you to do because no matter what people says and no matter how much they tell you that maybe God didn’t call you to do what you are doing. You listen to the voice of God and know that if he called you to do it then he has equiped you with what you need to make it. The bible says we shall reap if we faint not. Don’t faint saints, don’t faint hold your head up and keep walking in the path of the LOrd.
Now tells you that you don’t have to wait an eternity for God to move in your life but he can move right now . But isn’t it sad to know that alot of times we limit God because of the lack of faith in our lives. We limit him. If you limit God in your life than you are not allowing him to move as he wants to. You are not allowing to stretch out his hand and bless you. The way that we limit God is through our lack of faith.
Yes the verse does say that he is able to do exceedingly and abundantley above anything we can think or ask but there is a prerequisite to that, you have to have power in you.
......... according to the power that worketh in us ( Ephesians 3:20)
You have got to have power within you. The bible validates in every page written in the book that God is who he says he is and his able ability to perform what his word has commanded. God does not have to defend himself to nobody, not one person.
I am a witness tonight that GOd will do what he said for one reason and one reason only and that is simply because of this: God is not a man that he shoudld lie niether the son of man that he should repent. He is able to perform his word. People don’t know this but God is Limited to his characteristics meaning he is not going to go beyond the boundaries that he has set for himself. This means that he is not going to lead you astray, he is not going to do anything outside of his word. He is not going to lie to you, trap you or do anything that will land you into hell. Even though he is limited by his characteristics ,he is not limited in his power. He will keep his word,and bless you, as long as it is according to his word.