June 17, 2021
As a kid I can remember being a big fan of He-man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon and action figures. One of my favorite He-man toys was Battlecat. He was the saber tooth tiger like beast that He-man rode on. Every episode He-man would take off on Battlecat and raise his sword and say “I have the power!!!!”. Just like He-man we too have the power. Unlike the make-believe superhero character our power is a real force to fight the powers of darkness. Jesus said it this way in Luke 10:19: “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” The word authority in this context is the right to exercise power over all the power of the enemy. It is an authoritative power. We must believe that our power is greater than the devil’s power. As believers we possess something far superior to anything else in the universe. It’s the power of God!!! Peter and James were heading into the temple to pray, (in the book of Acts Chapter 3) when they noticed a lame man at the gate begging for alms. The man noticed Peter and John and expected to receive something from them. The man could tell that he was going to get something but was probably not expecting what he got. (Verse 6) “Then Peter said, ‘Silver and gold I do not have, but what I have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk’.” What Peter had was the power of God. It is the same power of God that every believer has been endued with. Just like Jesus said ….You have the power!!! Release your faith to see God work through you to provide His miracle working power to those in need.