By Blake Higginbotham – 4-22-2012
Question; Have you ever felt like something is missing? jkh
“We have become who we are apart from Him, and now we grown accustomed to operating and functioning without the POWER of His presence in our daily lives!” blh
Acts 1:8 – But you shall receive POWER when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Note: One of the reasons that the body of Messiah in general is presently operating at a deficit in POWER is because we have resisted to the point of rejecting Holy Spirit and His supernatural empowerment. We have settled for revelation knowledge, the wisdom of this world, and the undeniable reality that something is missing.
Acts 4:32-33 – Now, the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great POWER the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of Sovereign Yahshua.
G1411–Strongs- δύναμις dunamis doo’-nam-is; force, miraculous power,ability,abundance, meaning, might, miracle, power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.
G1411 δύναμις dunamis Thayer Definition: strength power, ability, inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth, power for performing miracles, moral power and excellence of soul, the power and influence which belong to riches and wealth, power and resources arising from numbers, power consisting in or resting upon armies, forces, hosts
Note: Another reason that the body of Messiah in general is functionally powerless is because most of us have very little in common and we are not of the same heart and soul. In short, we are self-centered, egotistical and arrogant, and we have come to believe that the measure of our worth is found in accomplishment and achievement.
“We have come to believe that the value our individual mandates are more important than the sum of our corporate worth.” blh
Something we need to consider is, these power gifts and manifestations are usually carried by apostles, prophets and evangelist, and the fact still remains, that they are not broadly received or accepted by the general body of Messiah. Therefore it makes sense that the gifts of healings and the working of miracles may not be fully operational in the body, because they were not embraced by this generation, and have been all but lost to the general body of Messiah. It has been suggested, that these mantles fall to the ground if there is nobody in place to receive them, and they may lay dormant for years or decades unless someone picks them up again.
Many apostles, prophets and evangelist have gone on to their rewards not having someone in which to impart or release these mantles and anointing’s. I am not saying that these mantles and anointing’s in any way are limited to a few gifted people; but I am addressing the problem and deficit that we are facing with truth that is worthy of consideration.
1 Corinthians 2:1-4 And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of Yahweh. 2For I determined not to know anything among you except Yahshua Messiah and Him crucified. 3I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 4And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the POWER of Yahweh.
Much of what is being preached in this day and hour is not the gospel of the Kingdom, and therefore is powerless to make reproduce after a Yahweh kind. The socially acceptable and politically correct message that is currently being preached is so diluted and weak that it has no real power to transform lives or change worlds.
Multitudes have heard the good news; but have failed to come to a saving knowledge of the truth. Many of those have come to a saving knowledge of the truth; but have not followed through in obedience to the baptism of Holy Spirit. Some have come to a saving knowledge of the truth; but have never had a conversion experience. Repentance leads to conversion, and true conversion comes when we are changed in the moment by the power of Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 4:20 – For the kingdom of Yahweh is not in word but in POWER.
Power-G2904-Strongs– κράτος kratos krat’-os -vigor [“great”], dominion, might, power, strength.
Power-G2904 κράτος kratos Thayer Definition: force, strength, power, might: mighty with great power, a mighty deed, a work of power, dominion
2 Corinthians 4:7– But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the POWER may be of Yahweh and not of us.
2 Corinthians 13:4– For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of Yahweh. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the POWER of Yahweh toward you…Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Yahshua Messiah is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. 6But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified.
Ephesians 6:10 – Finally, my brethren, be strong in Yahshua and in the POWER of His might.
Power – G2904 – Strongs- κράτος kratos krat’-os – vigor [“great”], dominion, might, power, strength.
Power-G2904 – κράτος kratos Thayer Definition: force, strength, power, might: mighty with great power, a mighty deed, a work of power, dominion
Philippians 3:10-11– [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the POWER outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] 11That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body]. Amplified Bible