“Thus the Word of the Lord [concerning the attainment through Christ of eternal salvation in the kingdom of God] grew and spread and intensified, prevailing mightily.” Read Acts 19:20 (AMPC). Paul went to the city of Ephesus to preach the Gospel and the resulting consequence was people giving up their books of witchcraft and turning to God. So the question I asked, whose influence and power was it that made these people give up their old ways and turn to the God Paul preached about? [insert your answer here].
The Bible tells us, “We cannot win a victory by our own strength.” Read 1 Samuel 2:9 (CEV). Listen to what the Bible further says, “For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective].” Read Hebrews 4:12 (AMP). “…But the Word of the Lord continued to gain ground and increase its influence.” Read Acts 12:24 (PHILLIPS). When the Lord appeared unto Abraham and released a promise concerning Sarah; that she would be giving birth to a son, Sarah laughed, in other words doubting God’s ability.
And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” Read Genesis 18:1-14 (NKJV). And Jeremiah said thus, “O Lord God! You have made the heavens and earth by your great power; nothing is too hard for You.” Read Jeremiah 32:17 (NKJV). So, dearly beloved, God is all powerful, His power is in His Word, therefore, nothing, absolutely nothing is too hard for the Lord. You need to settle this in your heart beloved!
The Bible says, “[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.” Read Philippians 2:13 (AMPC). There is so much more to come, and like someone used to say, “Don’t go away, we will be right back.”
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