A Storm is Coming… that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power (dynamis) toward us who believe, according to the working (energeia) of His mighty (ischys) power (kratos) which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Ephesians 1:17-23

There is a power that has exceeding greatness towards those who believe; the power of God towards the church. Consider for a moment the Greek words used to describe that power:

Dynamis – the strength and power of God;

Energeia – supernatural working;

Ischus – force and strength; and,

Kratos – the might to reign.

This is the same power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at the Father’s right hand. It is the same power that works in us to will and do to His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13); and the same that is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we can ask or think (Ephesians 3:20).

The power that God has toward the church is the power that will prepare you for the storm; and empower you to help others prepare!!

Jesus exercised this power and commissioned His followers to do the same (John 14:12; 20:21). As we submit to His power, the Holy Spirit transforms us into instruments and weapons of righteousness; for the transformation of those in our spheres of influence. In so doing, the glory of God is manifested.

Do not be deceived. His power is not given out like rechargeable batteries, requiring us to go back and get recharged. It is not something we own, to carry around in our independent selves. The power of God is in the life of Jesus; indwelling us for the glory of our Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

Be strong in the LORD, and in the power of His might; for our God is exceedingly greater than we can imagine!!

Humbly yours and forever His,