How could we define power without first thinking of God’s quickening power? What will come to mind if we just say the word power? Electricity, lightening, horses, cars or trucks? What will move mountains in front of you? Prayer is powerful, when God’s quickening power fills thy heart with his love and truth to pray. We cannot begin to explain how God’s quickening Spirit works, for we cannot see it come, nor cannot see it go, but we can see how it affects those who have been quickened by His power.
The power of God is unexplained in a physical realm inside of our knowledge just how powerful God really is, for He controls all things both great and small. We can feel wind blow, we see it move things around us, such as trees, grass, leaves, even feel it upon our skin, but we cannot see it in a physical form. This is the same with God’s Spirit, it moves us, it touches us, we feel it so deep inside of our hearts, but we cannot see His Spirit in a physical form with our eyes.
This same quickening power will give us authority to speak, as God moves us to give messages of His truth. We may give warnings, blessings, or rebuke sin in someone which God wants to correct, but everything comes from God to us, as we seek him to lead us. Some people will misuse power God has given them, to deceive others into thinking it is God’s will for all to be healed, or have wealth, or to give money, when God is saying no to us.
Power is revealed by God through his anointing upon those who seek Him. Micah 3:8 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.(KJV) First Micah gave God all the glory, saying he was full of power by the spirit of the LORD, then with God’s power upon him, he could judge with might Jacob for his transgression, and Israel his sin. We cannot judge or correct any nation, people or tongues without first having Power Of God by His Spirit within us to do so. This comes through God’s quickening power to have us speak His Words of Truth.
People who come against God’s will while misusing His power, stands in God’s judgment with blood upon their hands. Every time they use their gifts to call down fire from Heaven by force, they are going against God’s will, even those who charge for prayer, will answer to God for their deception and evil ways. Now step back and take a quick look at the world around us, it is using things in false manners, speaking things which goes against God’s word, all of this will be held accountable in the wrath of God, as he pours it out upon those who have rebelled against Him.
To have been quickened by the Spirit of God, realizing power He gives us is very real, must always be used only to Glorify God. Even the disciples knew only God’s power, as the Holy Ghost fell upon them, changing them forever. It was only through God’s power they were able to heal, cast out devils, or correct those who were rebellious against God’s will. We are all called to be a witness of how God has taught us of His Spirit, His righteousness, His quickening. We should all desire to walk in the Spirit of God, telling all we meet about our love of Jesus Christ and his love for us, who took upon himself our sins.
Acts 19:11-12 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went of them. KJV
1Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.KJV
The quickening power of God makes us alive in His Spirit, to proclaim Him as Lord of our heart, for it is only through this quickening we know who He truly is.We cannot do anything, because we are made of the dust of the earth. We can only do as the Lord allows us to do, for in Him is all power.
Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: 18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. KJV
God alone is able to take a body of flesh and create a new heart in us, He will wash away stains of sins to make us white as snow. God’s power is a quickening of His Spirit within our Spirit making us to know Him in an intimate way,as only he can. God creates all things, in Him all things were formed by his power alone. Should we be so prideful to believe we can do anything without first acknowledging God who gave us power to do so? God deserves all praise for everything, for He is mighty to save those who are lost, deliver us from evil, save us from a place of torment, giving us life in Jesus who is his Son.
Without having the quickening power of God in us through Jesus, we cannot learn of their presence or their Truth, for in them is all power of wisdom and truth given. Take notice of things around us, how people around us go about their days without ever giving praise to God. They walk not after the things of God, but after the things of the world. Should God send back his Son today where would we stand in his presence? Would we be quickened by his power? This should be our desire to please God and his Son Jesus every second of every day,looking for the return of Jesus just any time.
Walk in the power of God given daily to those who seek to know His truth. Be ready to give the word of truth as God’s power quickens us to do so. Look up for Jesus is soon to return, do not turn back into the world of darkness, for at an hour we think not Jesus is coming. Be ye ready at all times. God bless us with His quickening power of love in us.