SERIES: Enlightened: 3. God’s Power, My Potential

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The word Enlighten means to give someone greater spiritual knowledge, insight or understanding. Some synonyms are make aware, open someone’s eyes, notify, illuminate, set straight, put wise or wisdom, open the eyes of our understanding.

Enlighten is to give or make aware of greater spiritual knowledge, insight, or understanding. Many attend church but have no clue of the spiritual realm. 

We are spirits living in a human body having a human experience. 

“And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish the hope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints (God’s people),”

EPHESIANS 1:18 AMP

The vision of the core of your being being enlightened. Purpose so you and i will KNOW THE HOPE CONFIDENT EXPECTATION AND RICHES OF HIS INHERITANCE.

Remember the blow dryer. We are the blow dryer. We have the potential for His Power to empower us, but if you have not been enlightened and you just have been churched you will look good but really no power.

 “holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them.”

2 TIMOTHY 3:5 AMP

Religious is when we look the part but deny the power. Its like the blow dryer, it has the potential but we do not plug into Jesus thru the Holy Spirit so we look like a great blow dryer, but we do not have any power flowing thru us and out of us. We look good and we look like a christian but we have not power. 

Imagine a high performance race car with no engine. It looks good and it looks fast but it is going no where. 

Religion satisfies the human but not the spirit. Religion whats it on Sunday but Monday thru Saturday is all human.  No power.

What happens when you are faced with tragedy or something like that maybe life or death who do you run to????????

God is calling us to get the power of God flowing thru us. We let things get us down. We let things frustrate us. We let things disconnect is from our God. No Peace No Power. No Performance. No Healing. No Victory. 

So many believers go up and down on the emotional roller coasters, up and down, defeated confused, frustrated. WE HAVE THE POWER OF GOD AVAILABLE TO US. If you do not plug in and turn on your faith, all that God has for you will sit with God and you will be weak and fail.

GREATER IS HE IN ME THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD.  

We have the Holy Spirit, We have the Word of God, We have the Potential to turn on His Power in Our Life and His Power with our Potential Miracles and supernatural wonders happen. 

This is why the hair dryer is useless without the power. The power is still power but it has to have the hair dryer to perform His power thru the dyers potential and you have when they are connected and turned on miracles and supernatural things take place.

We have the potential to do amazing things for God but if we do not plug into Him and turn on with our faith and trust in Him it will not allow the flow and power of the Holy Spirit to move in and thru us.

Most of our failures, sins, falls, frustrations, stresses, confusions, is we are trying blow dry our life with potential that is not plugged in and not turned on so NO POWER.

When you receive enlightenment from the Lord and trials and test come you don’t give in or give up or run away, you run to God in Faith and Trust. 

The whole purpose of receiving Christ as your Lord and Savior is so you have the assurance of Heaven but that also you bring Heaven to Earth now. 

“and [so that you will begin to know] what the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His [active, spiritual] power is in us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of His mighty strength”

EPHESIANS 1:19 AMP

The whole great purpose of the eyes of your heart and understanding be enlightened is so you will begin to KNOW. TO KNOW. WHEN YOU KNOW SOMETHING YOU DON’T DOUBT, YOU DO NOT QUESTION, YOU DO NOT WORRY. WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW  THAT YOU KNOW YOU HAVE AN AMAZING CONFIDENCE, AN AMAZING TRUST, AN AMAZING FAITH IN YOUR GOD. 

Daniel 3 when they thru Shadrach, Meshack, and Abendego in the fiery furnace they said we will not bow down and worship the king only God. They said he will deliver us but if he chooses not to we still will not bow down. They had a solid faith and belief in their God. They could say and do this because they totally trusted their God.

He says I will never leave you nor forsake you.  Only people who have been enlightened by the power of the Holy Spirit can make these stands. 

The longer you experience God and His workings the more you trust Him. God is our source not man or money or business. We trust in our God. When faced with abortion on my son directed by every doctor we chose to trust and believe in our God. When they  handed me disability papers saying I would never use my arm again, because I was Enlightened I chose to trust God and not the opinions of man. 

When I lost every cent I had and had to sell everything I owned to pay the debts and losses, because I was enlightened I could see hope in the darkness. 

When every person left this church years ago and God encouraged me because He told me no worries, He said you only need to worry if I leave and I am still with you. I will build this church and it will change lives and empower them to become enlightened in the spiritual things of God.

When we choose to follow fear, doubts, unbeliefs, worries, we are not walking in the enlightenment. We are doing life unplugged. 

“and [so that you will begin to know] what the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His [active, spiritual] power is in us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of His mighty strength”

EPHESIANS 1:19 AMP

To Know the Immeasurable, Unlimited, Surpassing, Greatness of His Active, Spiritual Power IS IN US WHO BELIEVE. 

WE SUFFER BECAUSE WE DO NOT KNOW THE POWER THAT IS AVAILABLE TO US FROM OUR GOD. We struggle, we go thru hell because we do not know our God like we should. God allows you to go thru things so you will learn how to trust Him and not you. Learn how to trust Him and not your money. Learn how to trust Him and not you and warped wisdom and human understanding and reasoning. 

1 John 4:4 Greater is He that is in me than He that is in the world. Greater is in you, but if you do not choose to trust the greater you then you put up your trust in the least of you in the world. 

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].”

2 TIMOTHY 1:7 AMP

We choose what spirit we will operate our life from. Gods spirit one that is not fearful or timid. Power, love and a well balanced mind and self control or the other spirit. 

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