Eric_EnglishHave you ever read the gospels and thought “how does this supernatural ability work through Jesus”?  We know Jesus was 100% man and 100% God.  But you were made in His image, which means God lives in you as well.

The difference between Jesus and most believers comes down to one thing; Jesus as a man identified himself with the power of God, not his natural abilities.  Most believers identify themselves with natural abilities and resources, saying “I can’t do that because I don’t have the money, education, time, etc.”  Jesus identified with who he was, not what he did or what he had.  Look at Eph 3:20 and think about your life.

Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

Who is giving the power?  God.  Who is doing the work through us?  God.  Who is doing the asking and thinking?  Us.  When you read the gospels and look at what Jesus did, he asked and thought (identified his position with God), and God worked through him.  Our dependence is always on the power of God to work through us, not in our natural abilities or resources.

Even in the Old Testament this principle was true.

Deuteronomy 7:1 “When the Lord your God brings you into the land which you go to possess, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you,

God sent the Israelites straight into a battle they could not win on their own.  The only physical way to win the battle was to trust in the power of God working through them as they stepped onto the battlefield.  Those who chose to trust in God working through them did enter and win, and those who chose not to trust God’s power working through them did not enter and lost.

The power of God working through us is what brings victory in our battles.  It is our trust and identification that His power works through us that brings the tangible victory.

Colossians 1:27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

The hope that you have today is Christ working through you!  Christ in this scripture does not refer to the man Jesus, but the power of God.  It is truly the power of God in you that is the hope of glory.

Anchor your hope today to the knowledge that the power of God rests in you.  Think on this and then make your requests in prayer, followed by a simple rest while trusting the Lord to perform on your behalf.