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Sun, Aug 31 2008 - 09:59 AM


Dr. Betty R. Price

Romans 1:16 says, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek."  You receive this power when you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  We all have it.  If we are Christians and are born again, then we all have this power. 

Most Christians don't realize what they have with this power because so many don't know what the Word of God says regarding their rights in Christ.  But glory be to God that we are everything that the Word of God says that we are.  We just need to learn how to apply His Word to our lives. 

Ephesians 1:15-22 says,

Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 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 toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 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.

This is the power that we have-that we may know what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe.  This is the power that raised Jesus from the dead, according to Romans 8:11, "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."  This Spirit can heal your body, or do whatever you need at any given time.  The power is available to you.

However, if we don't know that, then we can't ever use it-we go around powerless and that is the way too many Christian live. They live like they don't have anything, or like they don't amount to much, they live with low self esteem, they don't think about who they are in Jesus Christ. 

Sponsor AdEphesians 3:14, "For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man."  That is what the church is lacking-the power of the Holy Spirit.  After you have been born again and receive salvation through Jesus then you receive the Holy Spirit to help you live the overcoming and victorious life-He is our power source. 

Ephesians 3:16 goes on to say, "that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith."  The way Christ dwells in your heart through faith is by the Word of God.  You have to get the Word of God into your heart, so when the circumstances of life come against you you will react according to the Word and not the flesh.

Romans 10:17 says, "So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God."  The more Word you get inside of you the more power you are going to have.  That power is faith in the Holy Spirit.  You can't learn enough about faith.  It is the most important thing that you could ever learn because that is what pleases God. 

Hebrews 11:6 says, "Without faith it is impossible to please God."  So this power will be at work in you if your allow it.  You have to allow the power.  You have to receive the Holy Spirit, number one by faith.  When you receive Christ you automatically have the power Christ, but you still need the Holy Spirit to help you live this overcoming victorious life. 

It is an awesome life to live once you really know what you have, what you are and what you can do in Christ.  We are not powerless and we are not helpless.  God has provided it all in Jesus Christ, but it is up to us to individually get into the Word of God and learn who we are and what we have.  This is just not some book that we have lying around and read from time to time.  When you read the Bible you are reading life into your life!

This devotional was excerpted from Dr. Betty's teaching, "The Power That Works Within Us."  To obtain a complete listing of her products, please call Customer Service at (800) 927-3436 or visit our website:

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