Restoration of Power
31 Dec 2015
If we want to see the restoration of power in our lives that God originally intended for us to have, we must understand and internalize the five elements needed for this supernatural manifestation. When we are born again, we have resources available to us that are only found in the supernatural realm. As children of God, we are no longer limited by this natural world. When the natural world cannot meet our needs, we can turn to the supernatural world, but we must fully expect to see the results materialize in our life. This requires faith in what God says.
A. The first element is God’s love, as described in the Scriptures.
- We are not children of the servant, but of the free woman (Galatians 4:31, AMP).
- Those who are born again are not children of the natural, but children of the supernatural.
- If God is for us, then who can be against us? God did not even spare His own Son to save us, so He certainly will grant us our requests (Romans 8:31, 32).
- We have proof that God loves us, regardless of what religion tells us.
- God’s love is shed in our heart through the Holy Spirit. With this hope that we have been given, we need not be ashamed (Romans 5:5).
- Nothing can separate us from Christ’s love. We go through persecutions for His sake, and He makes us more than conquerors (Romans 8:35-39).
- There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18).
- The world tries to pump fear into us, but we will not experience supernatural manifestations walking in fear. We cannot tolerate fear, because it contaminates our faith.
- The children of Israel would not accept what God wanted to give them, but instead rebelled against His Word. They complained that He hated them (Deuteronomy 1:26, 27).
- The notion that bad things happen because God hates us is wrong. If we do not believe He loves us, we will not have faith in His Word.
B. The second element is grace.
- God has already blessed us with all spiritual blessings. These are given by His grace, Who is Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:3).
- When we know Jesus and we are in Him, all is well.
- Sharing our faith works when we acknowledge every good thing in us, because of Jesus living in us (Philemon 1:6).
- According to His divine power, God has given us everything we need for a godly life, through the knowledge of Him (2 Peter 1:3).
- Something received by grace is not by works. Something earned by works is not of grace anymore (Romans 11:6).
- We receive God’s blessings not through our own self-efforts, but through His grace. We must believe and trust in this grace.
- We should give according to what is in our heart, not grudgingly. God loves a cheerful giver, and He makes all grace abound toward us (2 Corinthians 9:7, 8).
- Grace allows us to be a cheerful giver.
- The third element is faith.
- We are saved by grace, through faith. This is a gift from God (Ephesians 2:8).
- We access salvation, and all the other finished works of Jesus, by faith.
- We tap into grace by faith in Jesus Christ. We rejoice for the glory of God (Romans 5:2).
- Faith connects us to what grace has made available.
- The fourth element, authority, is the “missing link.”
- Jesus gave His disciples power over demons, sickness, and disease. He told them to preach the Gospel as they went, healing the sick, cleansing the lepers, and raising the dead (Matthew 10:1, 7, 8).
- Authority is the power to enforce spiritual laws. Many Christians are unaware they possess this, and ignorance in this area prevents them from experiencing supernatural results in their lives.
- The fifth element is belief.
- We are already healed by His stripes (1 Peter 2:24).
- Doubt cancels faith—we must believe to receive what God has for us.
- We have a rich inheritance in the saints. For those who believe, His power is exceedingly great. This power is manifested in Christ, Who was raised from the dead (Ephesians 1:18-20).
- When we understand and believe in what God says to us, we unleash His power in our lives.
- The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe (Romans 1:16).
Galatians 4:31, AMP
- Romans 8:31, 32, 35-39
- Romans 5:2, 5
- 1 John 4:18
- Deuteronomy 1:26, 27
- Ephesians 1:3, 18-20
- Philemon 1:6
- 2 Peter 1:3
- Romans 11:6
- 2 Corinthians 9:7, 8
- Ephesians 2:8
- Matthew 10:1, 7, 8
- 1 Peter 2:24