Daily Good News – You Have Power
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Jul 5, 2015 1122
“…the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28).
The way of the world is often at odds with the principles of Scripture, especially when it comes to power. The life of Jesus presents a different perspective on power, in both its source and its use.
After he was baptised, the Bible tells us that “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness.” Here the Spirit of God descended on Jesus and anointed him with power for the work ahead, and his difficult trials with the devil. Throughout his ministry, Jesus continued to slip away to the wilderness to pray, often spending the entire night in prayer to God. Luke 5:17 tells us: “And all the people were trying to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all.”
The astounding nature of these, and many other passages suggest a connection between the time Jesus devoted to being in an intimate relationship with his Heavenly Father, and his ability to facilitate that power for the good of others. The last verse implies, that, like water from a fountain, those who came to drink Living Water were healed.
The role of the Church, our role, is to continually grow in intimacy with our Creator. This positions us to employ the power of the Holy Spirit more fully to touch the lives of others for Jesus. “Seek first the Kingdom of God, then all these things will be added to you.”