There are those unmistakable places in Scripture where God, in His providence and design, empowers certain individuals to perform incredible things as a display of His glory and power. Such was true of the 10 plagues that God performed through Moses in the book of Exodus (Exodus chapters 7 -12). Such is true of the account of Elijah in the shutting up of the heavens (1 Kings chapters 17,18; James 5:17,18). Such was true of the miracles that God wrought through Paul’s clothing (Acts 19:11-12). In Revelation 11 we have read about the power that God gave to His two witnesses on earth during the great tribulation period (verses 3-6).

While God may not call us to be instruments of such mighty deeds, He nonetheless has given to each and every one of His children divine power to face the powers of the darkness of this world. Though we have a most formidable foe called the devil (1 Peter 5:8; James 4:7), God has provided for each of His children divine armor so that we might stand against him (Ephesians 6:10-18). He has given to us The Spirit of God (Acts 1:8a), Who empowers us to walk in holiness (1 Peter 1:15-16) and purity (1 John 3:3) in a world that is filled with wickedness (1 John 5:19).

Beloved, the weapons that God has given unto us are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of enemy strongholds in our minds (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). The very strength of the indwelling Christ (Philippians 4:13) enables us stand strong, regardless of our external circumstances. The resurrection power of The Spirit of God dwells within us (Romans 8:11). Read Paul’s “power” portions of prayer for the saints in Ephesus (Ephesians 1:19-20, 3:16), and with full assurance of faith, pray those things into your life and for the church family.

Our faith is not in our strength, but in the power of God (1 Corinthians 2:5).