The Greatest Power in the World
The subtitle is the name of a book by the late Kathryn Kuhlman. The question on most people’s mind is what Power?
To answer the question, it’s the Power of the Holy Spirit. To a non-believer or someone of another faith, it would take more than just making a statement, such as the subtitle of this blog.
To a Christian, based on what has been read in the Word of God – Holy Bible, a lot of people would agree that it is the greatest Power in the world.
However, the next question would be, is such Power still available today?
The answer to the second question is Yes, but what is the state of the Church is today.
We probably have more eloquent speaker today that they had in the time of Jesus and the early Church.
However, what we have to realize is that without the signs, wonders, and miracles Jesus performed, no one would have believed in Him nor followed Him.
Apostle Paul put it this way in 2 Corinthians 2:4 my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of Power:
If the Power still exists, which it does, then there has to be evidence.
In today’s 21st century Christianity, the criteria for preaching is how good a speaker actually is.
However, in the early Church, people like Stephen were chosen based on their Power and Faith. Acts 6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and Power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
What I have observed in my Christian Journey (over 20 years) is that the Power doesn’t come easy, it’s a full-time commitment, and there is a considerable price to be paid for this anointing.
Part of the price to be paid for such Power is being a target to the enemy, as person then becomes a danger to the enemy’s kingdom and spiritual attacks will be the norm.
If a person is a Christian and doesn’t face any warfare, then such a person is not a threat to the enemy and would fall into the category of cold or Lukewarm Christian – Revelation 3:16.
It’s a good thing for a Christian to be at rest, peaceful, however, to get this state of mind, such a person must have labored in prayer.
When we labor in prayer, we are accumulating Power, nothing works in the Christian faith without Power, a sermon can only lift a person’s Spirit for a short period, what sustains us is the Power of the Holy Spirit.
When a person has Power on them, or knows how to acquire Power, there is a calmness about them, and consequently, they have their eyes on the higher realm of the Spirit.
Then when we have our eyes on things above, then we can get a little cheeky and say what Jesus said in John 8.23 “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. We wouldn’t say things like that as we should be perceived as humble.
On the other hand, honestly, when Power is on a person, that’s how a person feels.
This Power is the most enormous Power in the world, and people that flow in it can be a real blessing to the body of Jesus Christ. However, there is too much politics in the Body of Christ.
Jesus chose fishermen, tax collectors, and He then said follow me, Elijah likewise said to Elisha follow me, and these people followed them, and the rest was history.
In our world today, it’s the opposite, they will manipulate you, to follow them, do some witchcraft (such as calling a person spirit in their sleep to come to their Church), do dark magic to steal people’s Power and blessing. (Don’t worry, am not mentioning names.)
If only we could copy our Lord and Saviour, the early Church, and the Prophets in the Bible, we would change the world.
The easy way out is only beneficial short term, and everything is being recorded in the history books.
If the Church can try and live up to its potential, most Hospital will be nearly empty.
Remember Jesus Christ is the Light & Saviour of the World.
Until Next time, keep Believing, Keep Hoping & Keep Loving.
Peace. Daniel – The Christian Activist.