It Is According To The Power That Is Working In Us

Did you know that God has given each one of us a freewill. We have a choice of whether or not we’ll seek God with our whole heart or not. Each day we of our Christian walk we are faced with new choices.

  • Will we spend time reading the Word of God or will we choose to allow ourselves to be distracted by the business of life?
  • Will we set aside time to pray or will we choose to look at the latest news headlines instead?
  • Will we seek a way to bless someone else or will we pursue our own passions and desires?

Walking in the plan of God is not something that happens by fate. God has a plan but He has given us a freewill and He respect our choices. He is not going to force us to do anything.

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
2 Timothy 1:6

God is not going to stir us up. That is our responsibility.

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Jude 20-21

Who is responsible for building ourselves up on our most holy faith? We are!
Who is responsible for keeping ourselves in the love of God? We are!

Deuteronomy 7 provides us with a record of Moses’ instructions to Israel just before his death. The Lord never willed for Israel to wander in the desert for forty years. He planned for them to leave Egypt, spend time at Mount Sinai to receive the commandments, and then enter into the promised land within a year.

In Number 13 we see that Israel sent spies and became overwhelmed with fear at the report received from ten of them. Their fear and disbelief limited God from bringing His plan to being.

Moses recants the experience of Israel’s disobedience and fear. Israel was preparing to enter the promised land. We read of God’s promises in Deuteronomy 17 to deliver the land to Israel.

And thou shalt consume all the people which the Lord thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee. If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?
Deuteronomy 7:16-17

We should pay attention to the phrase, “If thou shalt say in thine heart”:

Israel: “These nations are more than I”
God: “How can I dispossess them?”

If you doubt then God will not be able to do it for you.
If you say you can’t then you will limit yourself from possessing the promise!

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.
Ephesians 3:20

Paul said that it is “according to the power that worketh in us”. Most Christians stop at the word think:

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.”

Paul did not stop there though. The word power means “to the proportion of” or “to the degree”. If we do not have any faith stirred up on the inside of us then God cannot do “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think”. God has to flow through us in order to bring His promises to pass in our lives.

God will always use a person. He does not move independently of people. He will always have to have a man or woman to speak through.

God raised up Moses because there had to be a physical person for Him to work through to bring deliverance to Israel. We are talking about Christian authority currently on our Instagram channel (@mb_devotional). I encourage you to take a look at those posts as they complement our discussion here.

God gave authority on this earth to physical human beings. When He did that it limited what He could do because He is spirit.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:24

God gave control of this physical earth to humans with physical bodies. This is the reason that Jesus had to become a man.

God had to become man because humanity was corrupted by the sin nature. It is not possible for any man or woman to redeem themselves so Jesus had to become a man and do it for us!

God had to become a physical human being. Jesus allowed God to flow through Him in a way that put Satan in his place! Satan is a defanged foe and cannot do anything that we do not allow him to.

Jesus delivered us from the power of Satan. Satan cannot do anything more than we allow him to and unfortunately we have been allowing him to do more than we should be allowing him to.

We have been laying a foundation for our series of posts. The first step to walking in the fullness of God’s plan is for us to recognize that we have a say in what happens to us. God is not going to flow through us without our consent.

We must seek to find. We have to seek with all of our heart. If we don’t then God will be limited in what He is able to do in our lives.

Israel was unable to enter the promised land because they said in their heart, “These nations are more than I”. What are we saying in our hearts about our problems and issues? God could not kick the Canaanites out of the land without Israel’s cooperation because He must always have a person to flow through.

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
2 Chronicles 16:9

God is asking you if you are willing to believe for more. Do you want to be used by Him? Are you willing to pay the price to seek Him with your whole heart? Do you want to live in the supernatural or are you willing to accept the natural life that the world around you lives?

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