The famous saying of the cartoon and movie character He Man is, “I have the power!” He always makes this proclamation as he raises his sword over his head, and before beginning an adventure in which he seeks to overcome his dark, evil adversary Skeletor.
In real life, who has power to overcome evil, wickedness, weakness, sin and failure? Only those who pick up and immerse themselves in the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. The God in this book has power over evil. He has power over death. He has power to restore. He has power to equip his followers to live righteously. He has power to break addiction. He has power to repair broken marriages, homes and relationships. He is creator, redeemer and sustainer. He has power over financial woes. There is nothing, in fact, that can stand against him or in any way overwhelm or defeat him.
God offers all who repent of their sin and surrender to his lordship the ability to tap into this amazing, victorious power. That’s right, anyone who belongs to him has an unending source of power to overcome any and all difficulty and adversity that assails you! All that is required for victory is submission and humility as one recognizes the majesty, power and love of God.
You are only powerless when you allow the enemy to lead you away from a daily relationship with God, prayer, and reading his word. It does not take long for distress, discouragement and defeat to set in. Being too busy to pray or read the bible is just an excuse, Not being able to read or understand it is another excuse. Excuses open the door for the enemy of your soul to steal from you, kill you spiritually, and destroy you at a personal level.
In your own strength you get a chance to gain an understanding of how truly weak you are. Nothing comes easy. None of the pieces of life’s puzzle fit together to for a meaningful picture. Adversity invades every corner of your existence. However, in your weakness you can realize the need for for intimate connection with God and the strength he provides when your resources are dried up.
God has not given us a spirit of fear or timidity, but of power and love and a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105)
Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? (Romans 7:24)
Do you have the power?