Series: Enlighten: 4. His Power on Purpose
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
Remember the first lesson The prayer for our eyes of our heart to be enlightened. The core of our being we would have an awakening, an awareness of greater spiritual knowledge and understanding.
The second lesson was thru this we would come to know God in a deeper way.
The third lesson was God’s Power and Your Potential. Remember the blow dryer, it had the potential but if it was not plugged in and turned on it was useless. This is the same way so many young or new believers get discouraged and give up and quit and miss out on all that God has for them. I believe they will come back but at what price, what more will they have to go thru. All the power in the world means nothing if you do not have it and access it.
“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 purpose for the eyes of your heart to be enlightened, to know God, and know His Power so you can connect His power with our potential and produce His Power in and through us.
The illustration of the blow dryer is it needs the power to fulfill its function. The blow dryer was made to to use the power so it could be used in it’s function. It was designed to blow dry hair.
His Power, Our Function, Created Designed. His Power. We know that God is ALL POWERFUL.
God is all powerful. He has the unlimited amount of power available to us who believe and for those of us who will plug into Him and turn on and allow His Power to flow through us and so we can function in the way God designed us.
The prayer is for our our eyes of our heart be enlightened, greater spiritual understanding.
Many believers fail and give up and quit because the do not UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS OF GOD AND GROWTH. Great book, “Wired for Success Programmed for Failure by Dr. James B. Richards.” God made us to be like Him. We were made and created in His Image and Likeness, but at birth the programs started. She is sickly, to little or to tall, not book smart, on and on and we are here today where we are at in life because of the programming. God is trying to get us back to the place we live the way we were created not live the way we have been programmed.
The challenge is having our eyes of our heart or the core of our being opened with Spiritual Understanding so we can Know that The Immeasurable, unlimited, surpassing greatness of His ACTIVE SPIRITUAL POWER IS IN US WHO BELIEVE.
WHERE IS THIS POWER? IT IS IN US. We are children of the King but we live as slaves because we do not know who is in us or the what level of authority we have. We are the Sons of God who live as slaves.
This Power is in us. As long as we choose to live in Flesh or human we will not access Spirit. Spirit is where God is. This is the realm of miracles and supernatural. Our flesh will fight spirit all the time. The word says they are opposing each other all the time. Your spirit says go to church, flesh says you are tired, you worked hard all week you need a break. Your spirit says tithe and watch Me bless you, flesh says you did not make enough this weak maybe next week, God understands. Your spirit is screaming to love and forgive, stop talking and yelling, your flesh says you gonna let him or her get away with that. Your flesh hates anything that is God associated.
It’s like we really are like Superman but we have kryptonite in our pocket, but we are Superman and Superwoman. Our flesh shuts down the Spirit so we have to do life in the flesh or human. Limited, defeated, weak, broken, hurt and hurting, hopeless, depressed. The Spirit is Life, Hope, Courages, Faith filled, Powerful.
“I assure you and most solemnly say to you, anyone who believes in Me [as Savior] will also do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these [in extent and outreach], because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in My name [ as My representative], this I will do, so that the Father may be glorified and celebrated in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name [as My representative], I will do it.”
JOHN 14:12-14 AMP
Believers will do the things that Jesus did. What did Jesus do? He shared the Kingdom in power. He loved them into the Kingdom. He healed them. He had compassion on them. He guided them with truth. He washed their feet and served them. He sacrificed for them. He loved and died for us.
AND HE WILL DO EVEN GREATER THINGS THAN THESE. Jesus knows what is in us. He knew what God would put in us with the Holy Spirit. This power is sitting dormant inside of us. Waiting to be released so God can flow through us with all power and anointing.
Power: I will do whatever you ask in My Name. If you ask Me anything in My name, I Will Do It.
We don’t see this because we step out of Spirit and choose to do life in the human. Failure Programmed the whole time we are created for Success, Gods Success.
“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us,”
EPHESIANS 3:20 AMP
According to His Power that is at work within us. We will live large or small, victorious or defeated based on the Power that is at work within us. If Fear and lack are at work in us, If jealousy and bitterness is at work within us, If greed and selfishness is at work within us or God or Lazy or selfishness. God is love, God is power, God is hope, God is truth, God is faith, God is honesty, God is Trust.
“But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.””
ACTS 1:8 AMP
“Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually–regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.””
MATTHEW 28:18-20 AMP