Humans have weapons that will level entire cities, destroying everything almost instantly. The first bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 completely obliterating five square miles and killing 140,000+ people. This bomb completely altered the way nations go to war. We now understand “total war.” This power is man’s, but an ultimate power is God’s.
“For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes.”
There is a potency about God, he is supremely able to govern the universe. He sustains the farthest galaxy. His miraculous deeds rule the affairs of men. His gospel saves the worst from their sins. It is indeed his power that can transform you, and he doesn’t get discouraged and give up on us. He will never get discouraged by me.
“God at work” and we should recognize that. God’s “gospel-power” is in the broken believer, transforming us into new men and women. His power is infinite and total in the wayward hearts of men. He loves us and is for us.
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
1 John 4:4
Remember the “Energizer Bunny?” When he was loaded with a certain battery he would last and last. That little guy could go– he beat his drums to show us his prowess. The believer who is filled with the Spirit has a “battery” in him that allows him:
- to live in power,
- to live in love,
- purity (self-control),
- and much more than this (Gal. 5:22-23).
We have inside our spirits something far more than a mere battery. Not only the “fruits of the Spirit” but the “gifts of the Spirit” as well. These are more than mere trifles; these are mighty things of God. We should be eager to meet the needs of those who surround us daily.
All of this must be set in God’s love in order to operate. An atomic bomb is launched only with a secret code; I believe love is that code for the believer. All must proceed from that, and that alone. Love is the launch key.
God has recruited us, and is training us. Can we imagine anything greater than this? In spite of our weaknesses, nay, because of them, the Lord’s power is seen clearest and best. We who are the weakest become the strongest. (1 Cor. 1:27, 2 Cor. 12:9-10.)
“Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. 25 All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.”
Jude 24, 25