Here are a handful of Bible verses about:
- God, who has power and uses it;
- God gives strength and power to His people;
- Jesus, who demonstrated his power by many mighty miracles; &
- Jesus sharing His power with His disciples (and us).
O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God! (Ps 68:35)
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. (Isa 40:29)
And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. (Mt 10:1)
Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, and to have power. (Mk 3:14-15)
And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. (Mk 6:7)
Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. (Lk 9:1)
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Lk 10:19)
For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. (1 Cor 4:20)
Jesus called His disciples together to commission them to preach and to impart power to them. Luke 9:1 says that He gave them power and authority; and Luke 10:19 says that our power can triumph over the enemy and protect us from harm.
We have been given this power to SERVE–in order to testify of Jesus and to preach Good News to all. We are called to serve the Kingdom of God from the moment that we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
What a joy and a privilege to serve Jesus!