KEY SCRIPTURE: John 11:40 ” Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?”
GOD our father is all powerful. What must one do to experience this power in his or her life?
The Apostle Paul said in 1st Corinthians 2:4 “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. God’s power is not only for talking but to bring comfort to humanity, so God would be glorified
Please note this, anytime men are blessed by the power of God, God is glorified. John 2:11 “The beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth His glory, and His disciples believed in Him”. In this instant as Jesus manifested God’s power, it came to answer a big crises.
How do we experience this power which God releases for our blessing and subsequently His glory?
When the wine ran out during the wedding at Cana, Mary, the mother of Jesus asked Him to do something. The Lord told her that His time was not ready. Mary, knew how to receive a miracle from God. She told the attendants to go to Jesus and do whatever He instructed. At the end of the story He turned water into wine (John 2:1-11).A miracle was performed, and the crises was averted.
What made the master respond just after He had said His time was not up? Mary did not wait for Jesus time, she acted in faith , placing a demand on the integrity of the Son to manifest His power. Faith in God always sets up the right time for God to respond.
In our key scripture Lazarus was dead, and Jesus said, if they would believe they would see the power or glory of God. Faith in God is always the key that unlocks God’s power.
The disciples asked Jesus in John 6:28. “What must we do that we might work the works of God”. They were simply asking how can we see the power of God in our lives. John 2:29 “Jesus answered and said unto them, this is the work of God, that you believe on Him whom He hath sent”. Faith always receives God’s power to be manifested among men..
I am not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God unto salvation to all those who would believe. Jesus has overcome for me and I simply trust in His finished work to walk in His power.
Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Hebrews 2:3 “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him”;
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR.