The Power That Works In Us

The Power That Works In Us
  1. So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?  (Acts 3:12)
  2. 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)
  3. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us . . .   (Eph 3:20)

The verses above talk about God’s power, and Ephesians 3:20 says that His power works in us!  Not only does God’s power work IN us, but THROUGH us!  God uses us as His vehicles or representatives to release His power in the earth.

I’m not saying that it’s the only way that God releases His power on this earth, but it is one of the important ones as far as God is concerned.  The first verse above, reminds us that it is not our own power or godliness that produces answered prayer or miraculous results, but God’s power, alone.  We are merely a conduit for God’s mighty power.

The second verse above calls the “excellence of the power” a treasure that we carry within our bodies.  This is a very worthwhile point upon which to meditate:  that we carry the treasure of God’s salvation, mercy, grace, and power with us wherever we go.  Let’s not be shy about sharing Jesus’ power, love and kindness.

What an unparalleled honor it is for us to be able to serve our loving God and Savior!

The 7 Redemptive Names of God

The 7 Redemptive Names of God

Here are the seven redemptive names of the Lord, their meanings, and where they can be found in the Bible.

  • Jehovah-Rapha, The Lord our Healer – (Ex 15:26; Isa 1:5-6; Jer 17:9; Lk 5:31)
  • Jehovah-Nissi, the Lord our Banner [or Refuge] – (Ex 17:8-15; Ps 20:5)
  • Jehovah-Shammah, the Lord (who) is Present – (Ezek 48:35; Ex 33:14-15; 1 Chr 16:27; Ps 16:11; 97:5)
  • Jehovah-Tsidkenu, the Lord our Righteousness – (Jer 23:5-6; Ps 11:7; 89:14; 1 Cor 1:30)
  • Jehovah-Shalom, the Lord our Peace – (Judges 6:24; Isa 9:6; Lk 1:78-79)
  • Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord our Provider – (Gen 22:8-14; Joh 1:29; Gal 3:8; 1 Cor 2:7)
  • Jehovah-Ra’ah, the Lord our Shepherd – (Gen 48:15; Ps 23:1; 80:1; Isa 40:10-11; 1 Pet 2:25)

As our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ operates with mighty power in each and every one of these offices of salvation and redemption.  He is the Lord who never leaves us and never fails us.  Hallelujah!