Three Kinds Of Power

 

    Jesus is a great, big, powerful, wonderful God and He desires the very best for His people.  he is a God of miracles, signs, and wonders.  He will be a God to you.  He is a God of salvation and deliverance.  He is the great I Am, not the great I used to be, He is the I Am, the Almighty God.

    There is not but one power, it is the selfsame spirit.  Jesus does work in different ways in the life of His people.

 

POWER Number One:

John 1: 12

(12)  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

 

(A) AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM

This is what the Gospel is all about, receiving Jesus.

 

(B)  TO THEM GAVE HE POWER

This is the first kind of power necessary to become a son or daughter of God.

 

(C)  TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD

When a person is born again they become a child of God.

 

(D) EVEN TO THEM THAT BELIEVE ON HIS NAME   

Acts 4: 12

(12)  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

 

    THERE IS NO OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN THAT WE MIGHT BE SAVED BY!  YOU CAN BE SAVED BY THE NAME OF JESUS!

 

John 1: 13

(13)  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but of God.

 

THE BIBLE SAID WHICH WERE BORN!

 

SO THE FIRST POWER IS:

 

POWER TO BE A SON OR DAUGHTER OF GOD!

 

POWER Number Two:

 

Acts 1: 8

(8)  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:  and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

 

(A)  BUT YE SHALL RECEIVE POWER AFTER THE HOLY GHOST IS COME UPON YOU.

The baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire is for every child of God and the scriptures are plain and declares that we shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon us.

 

(B)  AND YE SHALL BE WITNESSES UNTO ME.

This is one of the great reasons for having that second move of power on us which is the baptism of the Holy Ghost and it is to be a witness unto Jesus.  It is the anointing of God for His people to give evidence of Him and His gospel.

 

(C) WITNESS IN JERUSALEM, JUDEA, SAMARIA.  THE UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH.

We begin in our homes and reach out to the world with Jesus and His gospel.

 

SO THE SECOND THOUGHT ON POWER IS:

 

POWER TO BE A WITNESS!

 

POWER Number Three:

 

Luke 10: 19

(19)  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy:  and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

 

(A)  BEHOLD, TO APPREHEND (IMAGES) BY USE OF EYES.

Jesus says, look, put your eyes upon, give attention to.

 

(B)  I GIVE YOU POWER.

Notice who does the giving.  It is Jesus that gives this power.

 

(C)  POWER TO TREAD ON SERPENTS AND SCORPIONS.

Tread - means to step on heavily and repeatedly so as to crush, injure, or destroy, trample.  To crush, injure or destroy serpents and scorpions.

 

POWER TO BE A SON!

 

POWER TO BE A WITNESS!

 

POWER OVER ALL DEVILS!