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THE POWER

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us” (Eph 3:20)

Greek understanding:

Now to the One who is able to accomplish immeasurably more than what we ask with urgency, or even give thought to, in proportion to the largeness of the power of the One operating in us

I like the way Wuest unpacks “far more abundantly beyond.”  He translates it as “beyond all things, superabundantly beyond and over and above those things” The whole focus of this verse in on the power! δυναμένῳ – defines inherent power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature.

It is easy to focus in on the far more abundantly beyond, and that is good, really good, but the best part of this verse is the POWER!  This just happens to be the same power that raised Jesus from the dead.  Eph 1:19 (same book, earlier ch) says, “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.”  Come on!  Are you kidding me!  I believe it, but do I?  Do I believe that same power lives in me???  Maybe a better question is, “Do I live today empowered to the extent that the full power of God is in me?”  In my decision making, in crisis, in great times, in work chaos, in relational stuggles, in spiritual attack?  Do I live today “According the the power of the One operating in me?”

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