Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The power of God

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
(1 Cor 1:18)

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes..
(Rom 1:16)

What is the power of God?
It is the message of the cross.. It is the gospel of Christ.
If you want to see the power of God, if you want to know, if you want to touch the power of God..
You've got to see, know, touch.. the message of the cross.

Because when you avoid the message of the cross when you talk about church, life, love and happiness, you're basically avoiding and missing out on the power of God. 

But the moment you start talking about the cross.. About how God SO loved that he gave, about how Jesus SO loved us that he obeyed the Father and laid down his life, about how he took upon himself all of our sin, shame and condemnation, about how his body was broken for us that our bodies may be whole, about how he was cursed so that we will be blessed, about how he died our death for us so that we would never die, and how he was forsaken by God so that our Father will never ever leave us...

The Holy Spirit gets excited. He gets involved.

There is power.
Not just any power but THE power of God. 
Can you feel it?

All glory and praise to Jesus!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I gave my life to JESUS at the tender age of 14 years of age, and about two weeks later this is what happened to me. On one morning in late 1986, I was getting up and I was on my way to use the restroom and saw that everybody was sound asleep. Right across my room was the restroom, and as I begin to walk toward the restroom, I heard the spirit of GOD say to me, “Look in your hand”. I began to say back to the spirit of GOD, “Why would I look in my hand?” Then the spirit of GOD spoke for the second time, “I said look in your hand”. By now I am still talking back to the spirit of GOD and looking up at the ceiling because I didn’t know what was going on. I was only 14 years old when this happened to me, so as you can imagine, I was frightened. So for the third and final time the spirit of GOD’s voice got really loud and louder! HE said to me, “I said to look in your hand!!!” This time I looked at my right hand and I saw what looked like a puddle of blood, but here’s the thing: it was not bleeding.( EXODUS 3:2-3 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.3. And Mo’ses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.)Then, right in the center of my hand I noticed that GOD had put a beautiful cross in my right hand.
By now I had gone to my mother’s room and knocked as hard as I could on her door and when she opened the door and saw my hand, the only thing she was saying was Oh my God! Oh my God ! we did not know what to do, so we just decided to pick up the phone book and call up some of our local pastor’s to tell them what had happened to me. My mother and I came across a particular pastor in Newnan, Georgia, and we decided to call him. My mother started to tell this pastor about all that had happened to me, and this is what the pastor told my mom: “Tell your daughter to show as many people as she can. The pastor also told my mother that GOD had ‘Marked your daughter’. It was so amazing and so touching that GOD had chosen me and put a cross in my right hand, and yes this is a true story. To this day that same cross is still in my hand. (I’m now 40 year old)-MATTHEW 19:26: But Je’sus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with GOD all things are possible.
-God Bless You!:-)
(I just Love to show people the cross in my right hand! It’s a joy.)