THE WORD AND POWER
Updated: Feb 15
1 Corinthians 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.
Insight and Highlight
1 Cor 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
The preaching of John the Baptist tells
us about how the word spoken (rhema) impacts people's lives. It tells us that it is not so much about the strength of the voice or the word but the power behind them.
John the Baptist says "....I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness," John 1:23.
The wilderness, it would seem, is a lonely and isolated place but God amplified his voice, gave it power.
Most times, we strategize in Church planting, which is very good. We must however never forget the presence and power of God needed for our effective and efficient soul discipline.
If we are willing, we will receive in the day of His power. Psalm 110:3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power,..."
It was in this power that John the Baptist received. He was so empowered. Without any voice enhancement, he went on "....into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins, Luke 3:3.
Oration is good and so is eloquence but they are best when the power of God is behind them.
Location, as important as it may be, may not prove decisive as we think if the presence and power of God are absent.
Call to Word action
In the Kingdom, men are not known by words but by power.
Luke 1:17,76 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias,..."
The Christian clarion duty
Kingdom power is the foundation upon which the early Apostles proclaimed the gospel.
Lord refine and revive me with your fire. Empower me as your voice in winning souls, in Jesus' name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.