DO YOU KNOW WHAT GOD HAS PLACED WITHIN YOU?
The Apostle Paul makes a powerful declaration in Eph. 3:20 that we should give serious consideration to.
NKJV Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
AMP.N.T. Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—
To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).
N.L.T. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.
PASSION Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.
MESSAGE God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Glory to God in the church!
Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
Glory down all the generations!
Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes!
I have deliberately listed these four translations and the MESSAGE paraphrase and encourage you to meditate on this glorious truth (truths).
The Apostle Paul begins by putting the spotlight on our ALMIGHTY POWERFUL SOVEREIGN GOD, who we must learn to constantly give ALL THE GLORY, then he challenges us to think “outside the box” of our limited thinking, and for us to see that we can ASK THE LORD in prayer for things and His answer can be beyond our wildest dreams.
We, of course need to know what the Word of God says about what we can ask so that we can ask intelligently,(and according to His will) and that we are ever seeking to live the surrendered (Rom.12:1 and Spirit-filled life (Eph.5:18).
Paul tells us we can ask these things because the Holy Spirit dwells in us. Jesus told the disciples to remain in Jerusalem until they were to receive the power of God (The Holy Spirit) He used the same word for power as Paul which is dunamis (the dynamic miraculous power of God) we read in Acts 1:8 PASSION But I promise you this—the Holy Spirit will come upon you and you will be filled with POWER. And you will be my messengers to Jerusalem, throughout Judea, the distant provinces —even to the remotest places on earth!”
My Christian friends, when we were born again we received that same dynamic dunamis the power of the Holy Spirit, which dwells in us, now, and when we pray this indwelling power is able to do EXCEEDINLG ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL WE CAN ASK OR THINK.
Do you have some personal prayer needs at this time, or big God created dreams that you want see come to pass? Are there people in your world (family and friends) who need to be born again?
Then, let us let the Holy Spirit enable us to ask and keep on asking, seek and keep on seeking, knock and keep on knocking unto you see your prayers answered (beyond your wildest dreams).
This power is all part of our glorious inheritance we have as children of God.
Then, don’t forget to SHOUT FROM THE ROOFTOPS, and give God ALL the praise and honour and glory for answered prayer Amen.
May you have a blessed Sunday in the House of God as you meet with the family of God.