Our tonight topic centered on POWER…
There is One thing that Lucifer lost, man lost, and we all are seeking and lusting after to get… This same thing is greater than any invention man has ever created or could create, this same thing is greater than a woman, greater than money, greater than wealth, greater than anything we could speak of.. This one thing is called POWER…
Going through the book of Genesis 1:1-3
Gen 1:1-3 AKJV 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
If you noticed and study that verse very welll, it was said that God created and the “word” created is mixed with an action to bring out the result. The action is know as power.. The demonstration of the divinity in existence..
The bible says in verse 3, that the earth is without form and void, it takes power to mold and for formation to occur.. Without power, nothing exist.. The earth was void. Void is the same as powerless and has no function. The earth was without power and God come in place and power begins to manifest on earth.
The word of God is powerful, it is the tools that God used in creating all things and without power, nothing can be done or be made Manifest..
Power is the force that brings all creation into existence, that unites all creation, and also sustain all creation… Power is the life of all being and the Epistle of the universe…. Power put all things on hold and put all things to move forward…
The same Power that God poses, Made man to be like him, act like him and do exactly like because they were gotten from God.
no one can function exactly like God and be like God and dominate like God with being from God.
Every man want to act like God, command things into existence and make impact and all comes with power.
God has the vision of expanding his territory and making his presence flows everywhere, earth was created to fulfill the desire and the will of God in terms of expansion and for expansion to occur, earth has to be exactly like heaven and there is no where in the world that a king will Leave his domain and preside over a lower Domain subjected to him. And for a lower domain to rule on its own, power is needed..
E.g when the King of Africa want to domicile on a new territory, power is needed to conquer such territory and power is needed to tame and make such territory subjected to the king.
When The king of Africa want to rule over this new domain, the king won’t leave his main domain(palace) and be king over the new domain(new territory subjected to him) .. Rather, the king will appoint someone from him, who has the same trait, character, ability and grant such person the power over such lower territory, to dominate, preside and decide over the rules and affairs of the lower kingdom.
The person the king pick becomes a king of the new territory while the king himself becomes king of kings… Same. As the creation of man and God our father.. Same exactly as the creation and existence of man and why man needs power..
Gen 1:26 AKJV And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
No one can rules any territory than God and it takes God to sustain any territory made by him and God beget himself and named himself man and made himself (man) be like him (image), act like him (character) and rules exactly like him…
After man’s image has been made and conformed to the likeness of God, the power was bestowed on mankind to rule over the affairs of earth and the Same power was a bait used by devil to take the power (Dominion) God gave to man to himself…
The rise of man was as a result of power and the fall of man was as a result of power..
Gen 3:1-5 AKJV 1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, Yes, has God said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die. 4 And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die: 5 For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Study verse 5 very well.. Man was tempted with what he already has and what he already become just like Jesus w too was tempted wit what he already possess, just exactly the same as Adam was tempted.
Don’t forget, immediately Adam resumed his assignment that the temptation of power befell him through eve and the same was Jesus too was tempted in Luk 4:6 AKJV And the devil said to him, All this power will I give you, and the glory of them: for that is delivered to me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
Just exactly what we are passing through now.. Lecturer tells you to do this and that to satisfy him simply because he has the power over you, the media too are directing the way we ought to live our life, just because we also give media the space to mediate in our life and lead us how it want…
Social media also has a power of its own that it begins to direct the way you ought to live your life and you begin to live your life based on social standards not based on God’s word.
what influence our minds, becomes an object of power over us, and they begin to dictate and lead us astray and make us feel. Exactly as how they want us to feel..
Some will say, I am not serving the devil, that he has no control over you, but the devil isn’t stupid.. Look at the pattern he used for eve… He used food to capture Adam, same as for esau, same as for Jesus but Jesus overcome him and triumph over him…
Food is anything that satisfy your appetite and makes you grow, anything you feels you cannot do without, anything you seek in terms of independence of God..
The devils begins to feed you also some lies, some were filled with negative music and the music begins to direct the way they ought to live their life from God accepted standard.
Some negative movies, and they begin to behave and act differently from normal status… All. Because of the power of Air..
Power is in different forms but I won’t go fully into it tonight.. But explain more about power…
Power is the fall of man..
What do I mean by this.. One thing that we lose, that everyone is seeking so far is power.. Everyone want to say something and it comes into manifestation.. Am I right??
The birth of man comes by power.. Even the making of a baby is by power and the delivering of baby also takes power… The creation is all about power and death is all about power and nothing works except power.
Power is part of our fatherly trait that we beget from God. But that power will only be available when we are connected back to its source.. Without its source, it won’t work.
There are many things in life that is essential, but based on my experience and research and my intent desire to learn from God, I discover that nothing is more important than power,… Not cloth, not food, not wealth, not acquisitions of anything that can be interchanged or supercede power…
Jesus came with power and left us with power…
1. POWER SUPERCEDE MONEY:-
Money that exist today also exist in the days of our lord Jesus Christ but the Bible never recorded where Jesus gave his disciples money except when they were required to pay for tax for the temple when they accused him of not paying tax or to get some things .. Yet money was in abundance and Jesus never give them money or nor wealth.. Rather he gave them POWER TO GET ALL. Which is the power of HOLY SPIRIT.. If God is all in all and God can be everything and God the father, son and holy spirit are 1 and they all are equal.. If the holy spirit resides in you, therefore you have the power of the trinity all together in you and you control all things because the power that worketh in you, bring forth all things on earth and if the power of creation reside in you, you also have the ability of creating whatever you desire and the extent at which God can see is the same extent man can create all things..
So therefore we can say, Christ in me, the hope of Glory, Christ in me, all my needs are met because of the power that we received through Christ… The power to liberate, not by wealth, or war, nor by violence but by the spirit of God..
And if the power that resurrect Jesus Lives in you, you have the assurance that the same power has the ability of raising you also when you die… Because that power lies within you and awaiting your manifestation..
Wait.. Why did you think Buhari and atiku are fighting for power and not money, they knows that he who controls the power, controls the money and the federal government in which all Powers reside has right and overseas, empowers the central bank who prints money itself and federal government also has the power to wind the course of money and to channel it to one direction or the other…
Dangote is the richest in Africa, yet he is still subjected to the governmental power. And a wrong or right power will mar or Make his business..
No matter how rich you are, you are still subjected to power… He who owns power Control he who posses wealth because he who posses power has the ability to supercede and destroy the wealth of the wealthy ones..
Power is sweet, you wonder why Gaddafi never want to leave his position of power despite all things made available for him.. It confers authority, it confers respect whether you like it or not and it makes all things bend to their way..
I once experienced a military power, I remember vividly few years back while I was in school.. I paid my big dad a visit at Ore in Ondo and I noticed something… While I was in the car with him from afar, the junior ones to him stood from afar and pay full respect ahead of him and we went by… And the next few days, am with one of his subjects inside the same car, and the same junior ones also stood from afar and also pay the same respect, not knowing it wasn’t my big dad that was driving.. With This I was able to understand that power remain itself even in the presence or absent of the person in charge…
People, angel, demon respect you not because of your personality, beauty, handsome etc but because of the power you possess and how you handle such power….
Principality and power will bow ahead when they see the power of God in manifestation… Luk 4:41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, You are Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
- POWER IN TERMS OF LIGHT.
It was written in John 1:4 “in him was life and the life was the light of men”, light signifies power..
When our PHCN (power holding company of Nigeria) light is off., we feel bad and feel Limited because without power (light) we are limited and cannot do anything but the moment there is power, there is no restriction and we maximize whatever we do..
Just imagine.. Had it been there is a standby light, you can watch movies, do all things all day and never get tired but the moment light is out.. Even our electronics life is out and they become lifeless, same exactly as a man without power…
Also just imagine you have all the raw materials to cook rice but you lack fire to prepare it, you will be stagnant and can’t do whatever you want to do and you won’t get your desired result .. Same as when the fire is out of our life.. We won’t be able to do the normal things that we ought to do in life and won’t get our desired result.
That was exactly what happened to Adam. When the light was still on him, manifest the way God designed him but the moment the light is off.. He find it difficult to discover his own purpose and be begins to dominate his life based on what he can perceive, just exactly as someone in the dark doesn’t know the full path but do experiment and perceive based on his feelings and seeing if he is right or wrong..
But the one wit light knows for certain where he is going and where to take to get there..
- LIGHT AS FOOD FOR MAN.
Many do wonder why do we eat food??
Some Suggest we eat food because of the pleasure or the necessity of life, while some says we eat food to fill our thirst of hunger and they don’t know that hunger is caused by shortage of power in the body..
The body is an operating system just like our phone and our battery. our phone needs battery to perform the function it desired and expected as designed and described by the manufacturer. same as our body has been programmed to recuperate(refill) its energy as at when loss and the more the energy, the more the extensive period of the life of the phone. Same as the more the energy (power) of man, the more ability it can do and execute…
When the power level is Low, the body has a system of notifying the storage center and hunger comes in and we look for all means to satisfy such hunger and when the hunger is filled, energy(power) begins to manifest…
The body itself convert food into power for the usage for the body. Every food you eat isn’t to satisfy the body alone, but to give strength/ power to the body and makes the body to function effectively and properly..
Now imagine the body without food, such body is weak and begins to grow lean and get to the point of death and ceased from being itself.. Same exactly as a man who lost the power given unto him..
Same as what happened to Adam, same as what happened to Samson, same as what happened to saul… They lost that power and emptiness dominates their life and they see no reason to live any more…. Which is why Samson can forgo everything and die with his enemies because he lost his power, Saul died with all his sons because he lost his power…. But Christ died for power to release power unto us and was raised by power.
Nothing is more frustrating than being in a House full of Darkness(without light) and seeing your neighbors with lights.. You feel mad and angry seeing others benefit what you also desired to benefit..
Same as nothing is more frustrating than seeing your friends succeeding in life as a result of the life(light) they encounter and you living in a life of darkness(restricted of light), a life of unknown destination, a life of uncertainty, a life of failure… And find it difficult to navigate your way to life..
- POWER IN TERMS OF KNOWLEDGE..
Knowledge is seeing into the possibilities of the realities made available for you ahead and making conscious effort of digesting it and putting proper utilization to achieve the desired result set ahead.
A man who lives in darkness is a man who is devoid of knowledge and is full of ignorance but knowledge paves way for light to enter into a man and utilize such light for man’s usage for God’s purpose and his concept and such man begins to dominate his world…
Light Pierce darkness and transformation occurs.. The light you seek, brings the transformation you desire and when you are devoid of that light, it devoid you of full capacity that is made already available for you…. If you never know you have something, you will never value it or know what to use it for or how to use it…
The bible says, Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge .. also remember there are 10 virgins, all are accepted and qualified but one thing differentiate them from each other, the Bible tag it as, One is WISE, while one is FOOLISH.
What differentiate you from others is the light you carry, in the kingdom of hell, they don’t see how beautiful you are, how rich you are, how gorgeous you are, handsome you are, etc… But the light you carries determines who you are and the light we carries is inside of us…
Ask yourself what knowledge do you need to posses to achieve the dreams you already have or you were birthed for..
Many has desire but aren’t ready to pay the price to get the knowledge they need to build them power they need to dominate..
When you acquire a skills, and you master such skills, you become a center of control over such and becomes a sector of influence simply because of the power you get through constant building of your skills.
Ask yourself what I am willing to learn to achieve my dream.. Everyone God use has a job there mastered. David was skilled in harp and hunting, all the disciple were skilled in one trade..
What will you also acquire to get the life you want..
Just like the Bible say in Joh 1:5 in him Was life and life was the light of men, same as in us is the life gotten through the redemption of Christ and the life we possess becomes the light that liberate others into the kingdom which is why Christ sent us to evangelize immediately after he finished the assignment (passing light across to us) according to Mark 16 vs 15 “And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
And after sharing the light he went further to explain in verse 16 He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned. Which means we become a channel of life in which we also become a possessor of the light and share the light to others and verse 17, 18,19
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
While the last verse above tells us the function the power they receives play.. That is the impact of light that transcend from Christ to us and from us to others.. It is the power in Jesus that did wonders while he was on earth, the same power was bestowed on us the heir to begin to manifest and show forth the life God had given to us…
We are called and chosen to liberate others because we have been liberated as a result of the light that we receive from Christ.. Just like an electrical wiring of a house, as the process is going on, the wire is pierced,destroyed and carved into different part to allow connections into different areas and the connection allows others to be joined to the source to become 1. Which is exactly how Christ was pierced for us to be fitted within and to make us exactly 1 like him.
One of the key differences between all pastors, teachers, workers, etc is the power they carry, the power they carry is the office they function in and their office becomes the source of control over all things…
Seek power and let your life receive a turn around…. Seek God for power
That is all for tonight…
If you know you here, and are still in darkness and you need to be in light… Pls say this after me…
Dear lord Jesus, I know my life has no be pleasing to you, and I know that I am not living as you expected me to live, have mercy on me and forgive my sin..
I accept the price you paid for me and I acknowledge you in my life.. Come into my life and dwell With me..
Cleanse me of alll unrighteousness and make me full of you…
Thank you for accepting me lord..
For in Jesus name we have prayed.. Amen…
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