God Is Able! 05 July May He [God] grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]....that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
Can you imagine what it would be like to have the richest measure of the divine presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself? I can! Thats the glory. Thats the fullness of Gods manifest presence in the earth and I want it! I want not just my own life, but the whole earth to be filled with the glory of God. In fact I believe, as the Church, that were falling short if were satisfied with anything less. Were not only cheating ourselves, were cheating the world when we dont live in Gods glory. For when Gods presence is manifest, the world is changed. Sinners get saved. Lives are forever altered. Some people say we cant have revival now because people are just too calloused. They dont care about God anymore. But the greatest revivals in the world have come in the past, during the darkest of days. Theyve come when mens hearts were the coldest. Well, our world is dark and its getting darker. Men are belligerent against the things of God and openly show disrespect for Him. But that just tells me were primed and ready for the manifest presence of God to fill the Church. It tells me were ready for the glory! You may not feel like God can manifest His glory through someone as unglorious as you. But let me assure you, He can. For in the closing words of Pauls prayer in Ephesians 3 he says, Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end (verses 20-21). That verse plainly says, God is able! He not only wants to manifest His fullness through you and me, He is able! You couldnt do it. I couldnt do it. Even if the whole Church got together and we all tried to fill ourselves with the glory of God, we couldnt do it. But God is able!2 Chronicles 23-24; Hebrews 9God grants me out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in my inner man. Ephesians 3:16, The Amplified Bible
Bibelstellen: Philippians 3:7-11