Have you ever moved anything with a sneeze? Try blowing air out of your nose. Did that require great or exceeding power on your part? For most people, it doesn’t.
Now, think about when God parted the Red Sea in Exodus. That is exceeding power, right? Parting a body of water? Well, God did that with the wind from His nostrils. It didn’t require exceeding power.
Paul tells the Ephesians where they — and we — can see exceeding power. It’s found in Ephesians 1:15-21. Paul’s praying that they understand more about different facets of God. In verses 19 and 20, he wants them to understand “the exceeding greatness of His power toward us to believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He worked when He raised Him from the dead.”
Jesus has risen. Victory is assured — and there’s a surprising reason for that. Resurrection Sunday is a benchmark of the exceeding greatness of God’s power toward believers. It’s the day when His might power is shown because of the works He did in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at the right hand in heavenly places.
Look, I’m pretty practical when it comes to things. I usually pick up random objects in stores because I want to learn how they work and the use for them. I was the same way when it came to the resurrection. What does this mean to me? How does it affect me? What can I do with this?
God wants us to get to know Him. That’s why Resurrection Sunday is so important. This is the day that God gives us a benchmark for the power that He displayed when he raised Jesus after He paid for all your sins. This same exceeding greatness of authority is the same amount of power that He pours out for you every day.
Some translations even note that the power is continually being poured out toward those who believe.
Just because it’s released toward us every day, though, doesn’t mean we know how to use it. To be able to use that power, you have to learn how to put that power into operation. Before that, though, you have to believe that it’s being applied to you.
We think things are great and the aren’t, like the part of the Red Sea. Such a big feat, but for Him, that was nothing. The power He releases toward you who believe is far greater. In fact, it’s exceedingly great.
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