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DOC LYNCH·TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018
The title could decribe a large portion of the Church today. It seems to operate at times at a low wattage. Little, or even no power emission.
Why? It's very simple.
Matthew 22:29 (AMP) - "But Jesus replied to them, You are wrong because you know neither the Scriptures nor God's power."
Lack of knowledge of the Word of God and God's Power. It could be said that because of the lack of knowledge of the Word there is no Power of God.
If you don't know where to look, how will you find it (ears to hear, eyes to see, etc.)?
Luke 9:1 (AMP) - "THEN JESUS called together the Twelve [apostles] and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases."
Did you know this? That Jesus gives His disciples Power? In the Greek it's "δύναμις". Translated as "Dynamis" or "Dunamis" which in English means "Dynamite", "Dynamic". As the verb "Dunamai" it means "Worker of Miracles".
If you are a disciple of Jesus Christ at this moment, the Word says you are a "Dynamic Worker Of Miracles". Or at least you have an untapped potential to be.
Do not refute this just because you are not operating in it. Do not denigrate the Word of God simply because of your ignorance or laziness. If the Word says Jesus gives this to His disciples, and you are a disciple, then you have this Power within you. Either you don't know it (ignorance), or refuse to use it (disbelief or laziness). In any event, it's bad. Very bad. You are one of the root causes of a weakened Church. That's never good. It needs to be fixed.
Still not convinced?
Luke 10:19 (AMP) - "Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you."
Here, the Power is "Exousia", which speaks still of a dynamic forceful power, but in the way of "Authority" over the "dunamis" power of the enemy! Your Exousia cancels out Satan's dunamis!
Is there any misunderstanding about "I GIVE YOU!"?
Here is where it all boils down. If you are a believer, a disciple, Jesus says there will be signs of that following you around.
There will be signs of the Power that He gave you.
Mark 16:17-18 (AMP) - "17 And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; 18 They will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well."
See how it works? He gives. We receive. We are.
Is this a fair portrait of yourself today? If not, why not?
That's the $64,000 Question for you today. "Why not?"
The $128,000 Question is, if not, "What are you going to do to change that?"
Be the Revival!
The fault in Bible complications is not with God or the Bible, but with men who refuse to believe what God says and think we have to interpret what He says in order to get the meaning. Dake Bible -Mark 11:17 note