How Does A Son Of God Know of His Power? (Part 1)

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How Does A Son Of God Know of His Power? (Part 1)

Listen here to Apostle Paul, writing to the Ephesians:

I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. 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 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realmsEphesians 1:16-20 (NLT)

This power that Paul refers to, how does a child of God come to experience and know it? We will over the next two sessions see how! Consider today 2 Chronicles 31:20-32:24 (NLT) (please, I admonish you to read the entire text). We extracted just these few verses for our attention:

In this way, King Hezekiah handled the distribution throughout all Judah, doing what was pleasing and good in the sight of the LORD his God. In all that he did in the service of the Temple of God and in his efforts to follow God’s laws and commands, Hezekiah sought his God wholeheartedly. As a result, he was very successful. After Hezekiah had faithfully carried out this work, King Sennacherib of Assyria invaded Judah. He laid siege to the fortified towns, giving orders for his army to break through their walls. When Hezekiah realized that Sennacherib also intended to attack Jerusalem, he consulted with his officials and military advisers, and they decided to stop the flow of the springs outside the city. They organized a huge work crew to stop the flow of the springs, cutting off the brook that ran through the fields. For they said, “Why should the kings of Assyria come here and find plenty of water?” Then Hezekiah worked hard at repairing all the broken sections of the wall, erecting towers, and constructing a second wall outside the first. He also reinforced the supporting terraces in the City of David and manufactured large numbers of weapons and shields. He appointed military officers over the people and assembled them before him in the square at the city gate. Then Hezekiah encouraged them by saying: “Be strong and courageous! Don’t be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side! He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!” Hezekiah’s words greatly encouraged the people. 2 Chronicles 31:20-32:1-8 (NLT)

Please pay particular attention to God’s commendation of Hezekiah! Sennacherib (i) came, (ii) entered and (iii) encamped against the fenced cities! To Sennacherib and to any casual reader, wouldn’t it seem like Judah was defenceless and a ready prey for this aggressor? The song writer wrote, judge not the Lord with feeble sense, but trust Him for His grace and that every truly born son of God learns to see and trust the invisible.

[Motivated] by faith he left Egypt behind him, being un-awed and undismayed by the wrath of the king; for he never flinched but held staunchly to his purpose and endured steadfastly as one who gazed on Him Who is invisibleHebrews 11:27 (AMPC)

Holding faith’s promise Moses abandoned Egypt and had no fear of Pharaoh’s rage because he persisted in faith as if he had seen God who is unseen. Hebrews 11:27 (TPT)

That was the reaction of Hezekiah. Note the three-prong response:

  1. Water was cut off from the enemy, an apt counsel that we stop whatever acts in our lives that give strength to the enemy of our souls;
  2. Stop and rebuild the breaches in your defences that give the enemy any rights or claims upon your spirit man; and
  3. Above all, seek to the Invisible but ever-present One with all your heart because from there comes all the power to liquidate the enemy and his plans.

What fatal error for Sennacherib to compare Yahweh Elohim to the fallen gods that rule the nations.

It is in your coming through your greatest challenges of life that you understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. Selah.


Pastor Afolabi Oladele

1 thoughts on “How Does A Son Of God Know of His Power? (Part 1)

  • Blessing Orowhe

    Awesome, such a good read Dad. I was blessed by this sir.

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