Bible Ballistics: BBs #237 Do You Have The Real Powerball?
The ‘hype’ is all around us over the “PowerBall” drawing!!! People standing in line to buy tickets to try and win a fortune with odds at 1 in 292,000,000. Why do we allow ourselves to be run around in circles to get “something for nothing”? Partly because we have become a culture of self and greed, especially greed apart from honorable and honest, hard work, a culture consumed with ease and $$$. Well there is real “Power” available and you don’t have to gamble to get it.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:10-13
The “POWER” that we can plug into is the “POWER” of God and it is unparalleled, eternal and inexhaustible. It doesn’t require a “ticket” or a charger, but it does require a “transaction”! And that is the ‘transaction’ of being “born again” by the ‘power’ of God”!
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13
Did you get that? God gives us the “power” to become His children, by being “born……of God”!!! God is then our Father, not just our creator!!! The fall into sin, and the curse of sin is broken at the cross—but only at the cross, and then the power of God works within us to enable us walk a holy and godly life, to resist the enemy of our souls, and gain the victory over the strongholds that try to bind us.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds😉 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
We can have the power of God at work within us; we have only to avail ourselves of this power of God by repentance and faith in Jesus. Yielding ourselves to walk in His Spirit, the working of His power in and through us; enabled to walk in His power and will rather than our own.
“Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.” 1 Peter 4:1-2
It’s this “power” of God that we need—not a windfall profit of greed and destruction. We are in dire need of the power of God in our lives, in our families, in our nation and our world—it’s the only thing that will bring real change!!! Because only the creator of the human soul can make it new again! We need the only power that brings “righteousness”!
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17
We live by faith in the God who can and will empower us to be born again, and walk in His “righteousness”. While the world is looking for “fortune” and “fame” in a lottery ticket, we who know Jesus, have the real power to live above the confusion of this world!
“For the preaching of the cross is
to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved
it is the power of God.” 1 Cor. 1:18
Have you received this “power of God”? It’s the only power that matters, both now in this life and in eternity! My prayer for each of you is that you will come to know this ‘power’ball of God in Jesus Christ and His salvation, and if you already know Him, that you will walk in the “power of His might” today. You can, you know? I pray for you:
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,” Ephesians 1:17-20
May you live in “the working of his mighty power”! It never fails, and God’s power is available “to every one that believeth” today!!! The choice is yours. Choose wisely!