Last night at Bible study we talked about the power of God inside of us. We don't talk about that much it seems, but I often use Ephesians 3:20 in prayer. Scripture tells us that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). I heard once in a message that we are "a walking Ark of the Covenant"!!! How does that strike you?
If you have a moment, read through 1 Samuel 5:1-12 and then consider that the power inside of the Ark is the power inside of you if you are in Christ Jesus. It is a profound reality isn't it?
As Joshua started out his leading role with Israel, and led them into taking the land the Lord had promised them, he was encouraged to "be strong and courageous" several times from the Lord. God kept reassuring him that His PRESENCE was with him. In Joshua 3:3 the people are told that the Ark would be their leader. God's presence would be leading them and in Joshua 3:7 God is promising to exalt Joshua as leader among the people that they would KNOW that God's presence was with Joshua.
Now read Joshua 3:9-13
9 Joshua said to the Israelites, “Come here and listen to the words of the LORD your God. 10 This is how you will know that the living God is among you and that he will certainly drive out before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and Jebusites. 11 See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go into the Jordan ahead of you. 12 Now then, choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe. 13 And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the LORD—the Lord of all the earth—set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.”
Look at the power of the Presence of God and the assurance it gives! Wonder at the reality of the Spirit living inside of you! Is there an area of life are you feeling defeated in right now? What are you feeling discouraged about today?
If we believe/ trust that God is with us and in us...we need never be discouraged or afraid. In fact we will lead others into victory in the battles they face in their lives.
Spend some time asking God to give you a greater revelation of His Presence in you and in your life and how He would have greater access to work through you to expand victory in the kingdom of God on earth today! Also, please share ways you have seen the power of God at work around you, in you, or through you!