Message From Matt – May 22

Untapped?

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”  – Ephesians 3:20-21

You have probably heard me say this a few times, but I want to say it again;  I believe that most Christians don’t understand the power of God that is within them!  

What I mean by that is that we have been given everything  we need to live a life pleasing to God and overcome sin and temptations, but oftentimes we live defeated, depressed or even devastated.  

 

I don’t wish this on any of us but the truth is that  maybe one of those “D” words apply to you?  If so, are you ready to break free from that downward spiral of troubling emotions to a life of experiencing the power of God?

I am not suggesting that we won’t have times of troubles and problems; being saved doesn’t “save” you from struggles and suffering…in some cases, it might mean more of that.  The point here that I want to get across is that we need help to overcome the daily struggles that we have and God is there, never changing in His power, to help us!  

 

As I spoke about on Sunday, God is Omnipotent! (Omni = All/Potent = Powerful) and according to Paul in the verse above, God’s power works in us for His glory!  God’s strength is unlimited and is our power source, but in many lives, His power is untapped!

So, what is too hard for God?…NOTHING!!

  • “Ah Lord God! Behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:”  – Jeremiah 32:17
  • “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26

Does God every wear out or give in to pressure?…Not a bit!!

  • “Hast thou not known?  Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.” – Isaiah 40:28

God’s power is hard to resist – Job 42:2

God’s power is hard to comprehend, but we just need to believe it – Ephesians 3:20

God’s power never changes – Psalm 102:25-27

When we read the Bible, look at Creation, or think about the fact that God will one day be rapturing out His children, we have to say that God is all-powerful…and His power can help you today!

Look at what Isaiah wrote about God’s power given to us…He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31