It is in our human nature to desire access to power, for we all want to manage situations in our lives. As you know, when we have problems, we feel weak.
It is God’s plan that we all go through tough times. And the reason for this, when we are weak we find ourselves seeking solutions. Many of us turn to a person who has a solution to our problem. When we go to the doctor, they’ll try their best, but it is only a temporary solution. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
When you go to the bank manager, they’ll try to lend you money, but then their intention is to get more out of you. When you go to councillor, they’ll try to give you a bit of advice, but they can’t fight your battles; you have to fight the battles yourself. I’ll never forget a councillor who said, ‘I’ll tell you the truth, money doesn’t bring happiness; I can’t tell you how many millionaires, who have come to me, crying their eyes out, for they feel like they can’t manage life’. But many of us have felt helpless in some situations, if you haven’t experienced it, don’t worry, you’ll get it later.
TV brings a lot of situations in our homes, when we see the chaos in other parts of the world. Sometimes our homes can be safe-haven when we get it right. We do it right, when we decide to do the right thing to get a job, pay the bills, keep away from trouble, look after our families, cook meals, etc.
Let me tell you, as mentioned before, when Jesus said, all authority is been given to me, he goes on to say, I have given them (believers) glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one. I in them and you in me’. John 17:22
When a person follows Jesus and obeys him, they gain power, which is assimilated to the holy spirit. God uses the Holy Spirit to mould a person to be the best they can be. The Holy Spirit energises the person; thus, they have peace in their hearts. When they pray God listens to them. He also uses angels to serve those who will inherit salvation. Heb. 1:14
I remember life before I was born again (true Christian), I know, I mentioned this before, but I don’t mind sharing it again; I thought I was one of the unhappiest people on planet earth. I was very depressed and miserable, little did I know that God had an amazing plan for my life; now I’m one of the happiest. I have to say, I have regained the joy, I had as a child.
When we obey Jesus, God blesses us in an amazing way; he transforms us to be powerful on the inside, that’s when we end up enjoying life even more; even when we face problems, He energises us, and when the problem is too strong for us he takes it away.
Here is the truth, when day light comes we get energised, and more active, but when night comes, our power is reduced, less active – a time to sleep. This is synonymous with our spiritual state of mind. God/Jesus empowers us, while Satan weakens us.
God has given true Christians hope and power, and it makes them happy that they’re going to participate in the great jubilation of living forever. How is God going to do it? It is a good question; but the answer is in the Bible, which will be in the next topic.