YOU NEED MORE POWER
A car without an engine is an oxymoron. It’s like saying……. I met a Christian without any power. We often do life without the power.
After 70 days into a new year, a new era and a new life, Moses comes to an incredible realization. I’ve been liberated from slavery I’ve been given a future, but I need MORE. I need more than just freedom from slavery, I need something MORE. I want MORE!!!!
And he cries out his famous words,
Exodus 33;15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”
God says ok, my presence will go with you. But Moses isn’t satisfied. He wants more.
17 The Lord replied to Moses, “I will indeed do what you have asked, for I look favorably on you, and I know you by name.”
18 Moses responded, “Then show me your glorious presence.”
19 The Lord replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh,[c] before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose. 20 But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live.” 21 The Lord continued, “Look, stand near me on this rock. 22 As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and let you see me from behind. But my face will not be seen.”
In the original Hebrew, THE WORD PRESENCE IS THE WORD FACE. GLORY means ‘full weight’ Moses is saying I want the full force and authority of your face to go with us.
A) Closeness of a Face
B) It gives me the picture of power and authority.
When you go to start that business I’ll pour so much favor on you your business will soar. When you get married, I’ll be that 3 fold cord that can’t be broken. When you are in a corner, I’ll light your path so you can find a way out.
John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear more fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
Acts 1:4 Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with[a] water, but in a few days you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit.”. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk[c] from the city. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying.
When Suddenly, there was a sound like a mighty rushing wind……
You need MORE than just to be saved from Hell, you need MORE POWER.
Eg: Experts say that the next war will be a cyber war aimed at knocking out the power grid. Why? Because nothing works without power. Without power America is vulnerable.
People die in winter when the power goes off.
Ever had a power blackout that goes on for hours or days. It’s intolerable to live without power. It makes life slower, harder, more difficult.
HERES A NEWSFLASH. The power doesn’t just happen.
HOW DO WE GET THE POWER. PAY THE PRICE FOR POWER.
- Fasting is a price that generates power
- Prayer is a the price you have to pay to get power
- Worshipping with your whole heart generates power
Whats insulating you from his power.
What price are you prepared to get full of power and become power-full.
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