Kept by the Power
The power that God used when He raised Jesus from the dead is the same exact identical power that is now at work in us. We have resurrection power working in our lives.
God wants us to be involved and active in what He is doing. Ephesians chapter 6 describes a soldiers uniform and likens it to our spirit man. The pieces of armor are meant to guard and protect the inner man and spirit. God has made a supernatural power available for our fight with unseen demonic powers that come to war against the soul. The word “power” used in Ephesians 6:10 in it’s Hebrew translation describes a power whose purpose is to infuse a believer with an excessive dose of inward strength. This particular type of power is so strong that it can withstand any attach and successfully oppose any kind of force.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
Through struggles and trials we learn of His power and are strengthened in this supernatural power. His power is revealed in our faith. God’s power keeps us and sustains us. We live with Him by His power.
1 Peter 1:5
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
2 Corinthians 13:4
For though He was crucified through weakness, yet He liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward You.
When we are weak and need spiritual strength, we can call on Him. the Bible tells many stories of men and women who called on God in times of great weakness. God wants us to call on Him so He can go before us demonstrate His power. Obedience means to walk in all the light that you know to walk in. God promised blessings and to prosper us in obedience to Him.
Then Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel. 2 And he said to them: “I am one hundred and twenty years old today. I can no longer go out and come in. Also the Lord has said to me, ‘You shall not cross over this Jordan.’ 3 The Lord your God Himself crosses over before you; He will destroy these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess them. Joshua himself crosses over before you, just as the Lord has said.
Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall [a]divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may [b]prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you[c] shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
There is a power so overwhelming that the Roman soldiers who guarded Jesus’s tomb on that resurrection morning fainted and crumbled to the ground beneath the full load of this divine force. The power that raised Jesus from the dead was an eruptive power, a demonstrated power, an outwardly visible power. Paul used this very word to describe the power that is available for our use. With this empowering presence of the Holy Spirit working in our lives, we can expect the very same power that raised Jesus from the dead to operate in us.