“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8 KJV
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19 KJV
We have been given power from Heaven, and we sons of a powerful God, we shouldn’t be ignorant or doubt the power of God on our lives because it’s our Faith that gives us victory over the world and the devil (1 John 5:4). You see in this world there are temptations, there are limitations in the world’s system, there are circumstance that will want to limit us in life, there are also circumstances that leave man with only one option; which is death, but with God’s power at work within us, we rise above every circumstance of this world, the word of God tells us “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 KJV.
In ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations of this world, we need not to depend on talk, the Gospel is something that can be proven and should be proven by the demonstration of the power of the resurrected Christ.
In order to flow in the supernatural power of God, we need to have a relationship with Him and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Power in “Greek”
Dunamis -> Power to effect changes/power in action by virtue of relationship
Dunatos -> Possessing Power by virtue of relationship
Exousia -> The legal right to act like God by virtue of relationship
Dominion -> (kratos) -> Inherited power that is operative by virtue of relationship
There is a residing power in the believer. In Scripture, three frequently used expressions of power
are “powerful,” “able,” and “possible.” Everything God does, we can do, and everything that is possible for God is also possible for the believer.
How to Operate in the Supernatural Power of God
There are three and they are in progression,
1. Connect to Jesus, the only right Source of power.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6).
There are other sources of power, but Jesus is the right source of power, apart from Jesus you can do nothing (John 15:5). All other source of power are “wrong,” and those who practice them will eventually find their lives to be empty and desolate. Thus, it is imperative to connect to Jesus, the Son of God, who died on the cross, was raised from the dead, and now sits at the right hand of the Father with power, authority, and glory.
Jesus is the only one who never changes. He lives. He’s real. He is “the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). He continues to perform miracles, signs, and wonders, as well as save the lost and transform mankind. Jesus is waiting for you to connect with Him.
How do you connect with Jesus?
The Holy Spirit of God comes to reveal Jesus to us, that’s why we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit after receiving Jesus into our lives.
The objectives and areas in which we need God’s power are character, prayer, ministry, and service. The Holy Spirit helps us accomplish them and to become effective witnesses for Jesus.
2. Change your mind-set.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
It is essential to renew your mind and build your faith in God’s word so that you can have God’s perspective (having the thoughts of God, see people from God’s eyes, from the eyes of love and grace) and better bring the reality of heaven to earth. A mind that has not been renewed is unable to manifest the reality of that power on earth. When you renew your mind, you will be able to bring the reality of the supernatural world to earth and experience the will of God. Earth was never made to go to Heaven, but Heaven was made to come down to earth by his sons, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:20 NIV.
You’ve got to fix your thoughts on Jesus, and let your thought line up with His thoughts, only then will you want to have Jesus manifest through you everywhere you go.
“For who knows a person’s thoughtsexcept their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.[c] 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?”
But we have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2:11-16 NIV
3. Learn to flow in power and compassion.
Compassion is heartache motivated by someone else’s pain that prompts us to take action by doing something for the one who is suffering. Compassion was the principle that moved Jesus in His ministry. Compassion without power is sympathy; power without compassion is professionalism.
The compassion that Jesus felt gave Him the anointing to receive the power, and it motivated Him to take action and accomplish His goal to destroy the works of the devil. Some have received His power before entering into His level of compassion. We must ask the Lord to give us the power and compassion to evangelize, heal the sick, and deliver the captives. The power is not for us but is intended to help us bless others.
Sympathy is a counterfeit version of compassion. As you will learn through the following testimony, you and I were chosen and anointed with power to manifest God in this generation. “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.” 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 NIV
Do you see someone sick, move with compassion and in faith lay hands and command the spirit of infirmity to leave and declare the person healed, be moved with compassion, look for a need and solve it, that will create access for you to sow in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
So remember, The steps to moving in God’s supernatural power are
(1) First you connect to Jesus—the only right Source of supernatural power—in order to
(2) Have a change of mind-set by meditating and doing the word of God so as to
(3) Flow in His compassion.
The Word of God is for doing!