KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 9:8 KJV” But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.”
The multitudes that witnessed the healing of the impotent man burst into jubilation glorifying God. They also marveled about the fact that God has given such power to men. The awareness that God has given such power to men is very significant. Religion has taught us that Jesus demonstrated so much power because He is God, yet a critical study of the Bible reveals that our Lord Jesus put down His reputation and glory as God and lived as a man who depended fully on the Spirit of God. John 17:5 KJV “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”(Read Phil 2:6& 7) From these verses we see that before our Lord Jesus came into this life, He had the same glory, power and authority as God the father. He put down this glory so He would live as a man for two reasons;
1. That as a man he took away our sins and conquered Satan, for us through His death, so that men would be forgiven and count on His victory over Satan as their victory (Heb 2:10-14, Phil 2:9-11, John 1:29))
2. The second reason he became a man, was to live as an example to us. Showing us that men could live upright, holy and very powerful. (Heb 12:2)
Religion has brainwashed men to accept weakness, sinfulness and every kind of imperfection. Mark 7:13 KJV” Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye”.
Please note also that our Lord Jesus through His death and resurrection made it possible for any man who will believe in Him to receive the power and ability to become like Himself, so that they could walk on this earth as He did. (John 1:12&,13) When a man surrenders his life to Jesus, he or she receives the Spirit of Christ. Col 1:27 KJV” To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: “The Lord Jesus produced all that He did by the power of the Spirit in Him. That was His very life. This is the Christ. Christ also means the anointed one. Christ in you is the anointing in you.
The history of the Church throughout the ages up till now reveals that men who come into the awareness of these truths, walk in the power and authority that our master Jesus exhibited. Dear child of God, our Father God has indeed made available to men a great mighty power to show forth His praises through us
WOULD you respond to his call to dedicate your life for such a glorious life?
Thank you, father, for allowing Jesus to die in my place, making it possible for me to receive His life and Spirit to live by His life and ability. Thank you, Lord, for your power given to me. I yield my life to you, to walk in this mighty power given to me.
Eph 1:19 $ 20 KJV. And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his, mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places
Luke 10:19 KJV” Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”