Good Morning my friends,
I woke up with this thought this morning. What is our potential in Christ and are we living up to it. I looked up the word potential to better understand this thought that came to me this morning. The meaning from the dictionary is listed below:
1: existing in possibility : capable of development into actuality
So in other words, as a Christian, what are the existing possibilities for us to walk in and are we developing them into actuality???
Wow, it makes you think for a minute…..
Lets go to the word and find what is possible for us as believers and are we seeing it come to pass in actuality???
We are going to start out in Ephesians 3:16-20 where Paul is praying for believers. Paul had a revelation from God of who we are in Christ and what is available….
Passage Ephesians 3:16-20:
16May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].
Because of the Holy Spirit living in us as believers we can be strenghtened and renforced with mighty power! That means strength and power is always available to you, because it is IN YOU ALREADY, in the Person of the Holy Spirit.
17May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,
Through Faith Christ comes and makes his permanent home in our hearts, we then have the ability to stay rooted in HIS LOVE!! As we allow Him to, those roots can grow SO DEEP, that nothing can shake us, and nothing can pull up those roots.
18That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];
19[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
With the Holy Spirit living in us we have the ability to know and experience the fulness of God’s LOVE. I love how the amplied puts it… We have the potential to become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
20Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]–
Because of HIS POWER THAT IS AT WORK WITHIN US, our potential is umlimited!!
Most Christians are living way under the potential that God has set for us to live up to….Lets look some more to see what we are to be doing with the power of the Holy Spirit that lives in us!!
Romans 8 Speaks about life in the Spirit! This chapter has alot in it and you may want to go back and read it for yourself, but I would like to highlight one point from this chapter.
Vs 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised Christ from the dead shall also quicken(make especially alive) your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you
Because of the Power of the Holy Spirit in us our mortal bodies can be quicken, made especially alive. We have the potential in us to live in supernatural Health, because of the power at work within us!!
Lets look for a minute at the last words Christ spoke to us before he left this world to go sit at His Fathers right hand…
Passage Mark 16:15-20:
15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
This is so awesome to me, as we go out and do the things the Lord is calling us to do, vs 20 say the Lord was working with them!! God is ever with us in the presence of His Spirit in us and in Christ all things are possible. And in Mark it say All things are possible to those who believe.
We shuould be continually walking in the power of God and signs of that power should follow us!!
Lets begin walking up to the potential that is in us!!
God Bless You