“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His Glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man.”

Ephesians 3:16

Only in realizing our deficiency and inadequacy do we seek His Sufficiency.

What we call “normal” in the walk of faith is really abnormal or sub-normal in light of Scripture.  If the “God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory wants us to experience firsthand the exceeding greatness of His Resurrection Power by making it operational in our lives” (Eph. 1:17-20), then we should be asking ourselves why it isn’t.

Didn’t Jesus Himself say “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on Me, the works that I do shall He do also—and greater than these shall he do because I unto My Father.  And whatsoever you shall ask in My Name, that will I do—that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (Jn. 14:12-13)?

Assuredly He did.

So, again, the question is “Why are we not experiencing the same type of supernatural miracles He did when He was here?”

The answer:  Simply because we do not “believe on Him.”

That’s what Jesus told the disciples that day when they asked Him why they couldn’t cast the unclean spirit out of the foaming-at-the-mouth, writhing-on-the-ground young man (Lk. 9:37-41).  And, dear Pilgrim, the same is true today.

But, it need not be—not if God’s Word is true and His Promises unchanging.

Truly, we must believe that He WANTS to “grant us, according to the riches of His Glory, to be strengthened (Grk. ‘krataioo’—‘to be invigorated, empowered, wax strong, etc.’) with might (Grk. ‘dunamis’—‘miraculous power, mighty working, more than abundant, etc.’) by His Spirit in the inner man.”

Simply put, He wants us to be His “consecrated conduit” through whom His Holy Spirit moves as He sees fit. . .unimpeded by sin and Self. . .given free rein to do as He pleases. . .so the Heavenly Father can be glorified.

The question is “Are we willing to do what’s necessary to allow Him to work this way?”

Hopefully, our answer is “Yes!  A thousand times ‘Yes’!!”

If so, then be prepared to make whatever changes He dictates in both attitude and actions, views and values.  Do not “resist (oppose, wrestle against) Him as others in the past have done” (Acts 7:51), for this grieves Him (Eph. 4:30) and prevents Him from doing what He wants to do.

Today’s the Day, Pilgrim.  It’s now or never.  Surrender every part of your being to Him today.  Then watch Him work.

By Tom Smith Morning Manna Dated September 14, 2010

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