Power with no Boundaries:
Would you take a moment to consider the
concept that the One True God, who created all things, hears your request? As we think about this very difficult concept,
we either take it too lightly, as in taking it for granted, or we build into it a fear that God harsh and judgmental.
Let us take for example reverence! In the Old Testament the men of God would not say the name of God out loud, for they
were in such fear or awe, if you want to say it that way. People did not considered God as a personal friend.
Few places in the Old Testament used the term Father in reference to God. With that said, we often take God too lightly
today and weaken Him to such a point that He seems to be ornament. Many refer to Him only when they “need”
something. If we could only realize that this God that Created all things is and has strived to reach out to us as individuals
in the Old and the New Testament. Of course the biggest idea for us to consider is that He wants to know us as much
as He did Adam and Eve.
The concept of God reaching down to us and expressing His love and striving to have fellowship with us, is hard to consider.
But for goodness sakes, don’t let us consider Him less that He deserves! In reading the Bible, we learn of His
love and His retribution. Yet, it is not His retribution that we should fear, but our own refusal to acknowledge Him
for who He is. When Moses questions Him for who, or more for what He was, His answer was: “What is His name? What
shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of
Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” Exodus 3:13-14 KJV This concept really opens the door to who God is in its entirety.
When He used the term “I Am THAT I AM” it was considered to be the greatest of all names, so much that the use
of the term “I AM” in speech was strictly forbidden. Consider this term for a moment and visualize just
what it means to others and then what it means to you!
Imagine the Power that God embraces in Genesis, He created all the universes with only a Word spoken. Yet, this even
goes further than that, for Jesus was from the beginning an intricate part of the picture. Jesus was not just a New
Testament image, but was a part to of all things. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing
was made that was made.” John 1:1-3 It is unimaginable to consider the fullness of God, except in the imagery of the
love of Jesus. This shows the consistency and the interaction of God in the Creation of all things, for it was by a
chosen direction that He formed humanity from the dust of the earth.
With that Power conveyed to us, in a sense,
we have access to the essence of God. His creation was not just for the beauty of it all, but to have sentient beings
that God could communicate with. God wanted fellowship—company with whom He could converse and reach with His
love. Well, the Bible describes the presence of one concept that makes this all difficult. The one thing that
we must have, but also make us vulnerable to reject Him—a choice. That is what it is all about today, your ability
to reject the full relationship with God or to embrace it. Jesus makes it very clear that He wanted it to be a specific
choice when He said: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.
So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” Revelations 3:15-16
This Scripture opens the door for many to be rejected by God, but there are many more Scriptures that tell of His great love.
John 3:16-17 tells us of how much God was willing to give to us. That Power that raised Jesus from the dead is accessible
to all “born again” believers today. For God loved us so much that He came to pay the very price for our
sin. We now may call Him Father and Friend, without being fearful of His wrath. To even take it one step further, the
Power He wants to share with us may be seen in each believer. That is found in an “ongoing personal relationship
with God”. Jesus called this God sending us His Comforter, today we call Him the Holy Spirit. God’s
Spirit lives in us today and is an “active” force in our daily living. He is not a passive force, but a
“proactive” force in our lifestyles.
This is where we receive His Power from
on high. He “indwells” and becomes a part of our existence. We think of ourselves as an extension
of Him in this world. We become His instrument to share the message of Grace with all those around us. This Power
we are speaking of is both terrestrial and exterritorial. We have this Power to inject His purpose in this world we
live in. It may even be described by the term “supernatural”—a term used by many to speak of unreal
and even evil concepts. Yet, God wants us to realize that our resurrection into a new life is granted to us by our faith
in His sacrifice. We are granted Power from on High to reach out to people in our faith through the Power of Prayer
and intervention in His name. It you would think for a moment how God wants to interact with us, and that we should
interact with others to point them to Him, you might just see the presence of the Power of the Living God!