Raising our Expectations!
Raise your expectations!
Much of the church has allowed the enemy to convince them that the miraculous is not for today and as a result the church has lowered their expectations when it comes to the supernatural power of God.
But this is the year where I believe that God is saying “ it’s time to raise your expectations!”
Gods word tells us that the kingdom of God is not just in word only but in power!
The word power here is dunamis which is much more than human ability, but it is the supernatural power of God ..
The fact is that Jesus told his disciples not to go anywhere until they had first received the promise and the power of God.
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." Acts 1:8
Again the word power here is the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit working in and through the life of the believer.
We were never called to attempt to do the work of God apart from the anointing and the power of God .
Without the power of God we are simply reduced to a religious form.
having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2 Timothy 3:5
To deny the power means to reject Gods power.
A religious form may look like God, but God is not really being re-presented in the right way.
We cannot replace the power of God with religious garb , costumes or with PowerPoint!
The Apostle Paul understood that the kingdom of God was much more then using fancy slick rhetoric .
And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 1 Cor 2:4-5
God wants our eyes to be open to the power that He’s already placed in each one of us .
The truth is that we do not need more power but more enlightenment to what God has already given to us .
That 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. Ephesians 1:18-21
The same power that raised Christ from the dead now lives in us and God wants to manifest this power in and through us.
Who’s waiting on who?
Are we waiting on God to do something? or is God waiting on us to believe something ?
I believe it’s the latter over the former.
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. Rom 8:11
This same resurrection power will also will give life to our mortal bodies the word life here means it will revitalize our mortal body and give new life to it and cause our mortal body to become physically stronger.
If you are are a born again Christian this means that Christ lives in you! This also means that the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in you!
You have a treasure in you that the enemy does not want you to know about and does not want to be released through your life.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 2 Cor 4:7