What does Christian power look like?
A. We have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us.
1 Corinthians 3:16: “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?”
B. We are his ambassadors!
II Corinthians 5:20: “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though He were making his appeal through us.”
An ambassador, in whatever position or setting, is simply a person authorized to convey the interests of one group to representatives of another.
What does that look like for us?
– We are representatives of Christ.
– Our citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20).
– As representatives we carry the authority of the one we represent.
NOT ONLY DO WE REPRESENT POWER. WE ALSO HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE TOOLS OF POWER.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5: “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN WEAPONS.
What are they?
– God’s Word.
THE RESULTS OF USING THE WEAPONS THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN:
– Destroy strongholds.
– Demolish arguments and things set up against God.
– Bring thoughts into obedience to Christ.
How Not to pray:
- Bless this person.
- Thank you for this person.
- Help them to have a good day.
How To Pray:
- Proverbs 30:5: “The Word of God is flawless. He is a shield to those who take refuge in him. “
- Hebrews 4:12: “For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”