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The Power of God that Keeps Us

Pastor Benny Hinn

“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. 22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.”

 –Ephesians 1:15-23


When we talk about the power of God, people usually think about miracles, signs, and wonders. But there’s more to the power of God — so much more than we even realize. 


The power of God mentioned in Ephesians 1:19 is a power people don’t discuss much. The Apostle Paul emphasizes that this power is the exceeding greatness of God’s power toward those who believe. This power raised Jesus from the dead and set Him at God’s right hand in Heaven. This power is far above all principality, power, might, dominion, and any other name. It is not only for this world but also for what is to come. This power is connected to the new creation. 


The Apostle Paul, in this passage, prays for the eyes of our understanding to be enlightened so that we may know what God has done for us as well as what He continues to do for us. Romans 1:20 tells us about His eternal power and Godhead. And when we go to Exodus 13:9, we see how the Lord brought the Israelites out with a firm hand. 


God’s great power keeps us. Let’s take a look at Psalm 98:1-3:

“Oh, sing to the Lord a new song!

For He has done marvelous things;

His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.

The Lord has made known His salvation;

His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.

He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel;

All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.”


When the Bible talks about our salvation, we read about His holy arm. In the time of creation, it’s His eternal power. When He brought Israel out of Egypt, it was His strong hand. With our salvation, it’s His holy arm. Think about the power that turned our hearts from evil to hearts full of righteousness, from the world to God, from sin to Jesus. The power to deliver us from evil, the world, and sin is beyond our own ability (Colossians 3:5). We are called to mortify the lust of the flesh and be crucified daily (Luke 9:23). To be meek, gentle, patient, kind, and loving, we need the enabling power of the Lord (Galatians 2:20). We cannot achieve these things by our own strength. We need God’s power to deliver, enable, and transform us. 


The Power of Regeneration 


It takes greater power to change the new creation than the old creation. It takes more power to change us into the image of Jesus than it took to create Adam. Adam remained dust, but God transforms us into His image and likeness. More power was released in changing us. More power is at work in our lives today, transforming us into the image of Jesus than it took to create the world out of nothing. 


Regeneration, the transformation into a new creation, requires greater power than the creation of the old (2 Corinthians 5:17). It takes more power to change us into the image of Jesus than it took to create Adam. Our own strength is insufficient for this task.


We are told that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16). The Gospel is the instrument God uses to accomplish our salvation. When God took a wretched piece of dust and gave it His divine nature, that’s power. In 2 Peter 1:4, it says that we have been given exceeding great and precious promises, through which we become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world through lust.


Reflecting on this power still active in our lives, we can truly appreciate how God has transformed something insignificant into something glorious, qualifying us to share in His eternal blessings.


In Ephesians 1:19, Paul talks about the exceedingly great power of God that is at work in us, transforming us. It is the same power that took dust and turned it into flesh when God created Adam. This power is even greater as it transforms us into the image of God.


Equip Yourself with God’s Word 


People today lack knowledge of the Bible and question its teachings, including the deity and humanity of Jesus. However, the Bible clearly reveals the attributes and offices of God. Jesus possesses omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, immutability, and eternality. He is the creator, preserver, forgiver of sins, raiser of the dead, and giver of eternal life.


People must read and understand the Bible. Failure to do so can lead to dangerous consequences. A lack of biblical knowledge poses a significant risk. Believers need to study and comprehend the Bible. Through the Word, we will recognize the significance of its teachings. It will help us understand God’s divine plan for salvation and the ages.


Satan is waiting to destroy those who do not have the Word of God in them. Without the Scriptures, we cannot fight against the devil’s attacks. When Satan tempted Jesus, He did not rely on personal experience. Jesus instead used the power of the written Word, saying, “It is written.” The Word of God is the only weapon against the enemy. It is our only means of defense against the schemes of the devil.


Repentance is also not something we can achieve on our own. Acts 5:31 says that God gives repentance to Israel. Repentance is the work of the Holy Spirit, and only through His power can we be adverse, sorrowful, and decide to forsake sin.


Before our salvation, we delighted in sin and were enslaved by it. Sin was more precious to us than liberty, health, strength, or riches. However, the power of God shattered the darkness and sin in our lives. Hatred towards sin is the work of the Holy Spirit, and His power enables us to hate sin. Only by the power of God’s grace can we be freed from the love of sin.


God, in His meekness, gives repentance to those who humbly desire to be corrected (2 Timothy 2:25). God grants us repentance, leading to the acknowledgment of the truth.


The Bible is unique, containing thousands of prophecies fulfilled in detail, proving its divine nature. It takes marvelous power to keep believers and subdue sin within them. It is like keeping a candle lit in the midst of a hurricane or underwater. This is the miraculous nature of God’s preservation and protection. God’s power is the reason believers are still shining and standing strong.


Psalm 41:10 reminds us: 

But You, O Lord, be merciful to me, and raise me up,

That I may repay them.


As believers, we should not fear because God is with us. He strengthens us and upholds us with His righteous right hand. The same God who delivered Israel from Egypt and parted the Red Sea is the God who keeps and preserves believers.


We can rest assured in our faithful God’s unfailing presence and power. Just as He guided and protected the Israelites through their journey, He continues to guide and protect us today. With unwavering trust and faith, we can confidently face any challenge or trial, knowing that God is with us, strengthening and upholding us. So let us cast aside our fears and embrace the profound peace from surrendering to the divine assurance that God will never leave nor forsake us.


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