Steps into walking in the power of Jesus Christ
1John 1:1-3 -That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life– the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us– that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.(NKJV).
Revelation 3:20 – Behold , I stand at the door, and knock : if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Friends, I encourage you to build a strong relationship with God not on the basis of what He can do for you or what you can get from him but because of who He is. We have relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit reveals the father to us on a daily basis to strengthen our relationship with Him. Every Christian agrees that we should have relationship with God and that is good. But most Christians miss it when it comes to motive and basis of the relationship. I call such Christians professional Christians. It’s all about what is in it for them and not who they are meeting and relating with. The reason for any relationship would determine the depth and strength of relationship in the days ahead. The majority are seeking and developing relationship with God because of His power, ability to change things for them, make their life better or judge them. This is a good reason but the reason why God wants us to build relationship with him and obey him is because we love him and not because we are scared of Him or afraid of what the devil can do to us. John 14:23 – Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
Mark 11:28-31 – Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
So the first step to walking in the power in the name of Jesus is to build a relationship with him on basis of loving Him and not on basis of the blessing you desire from Him. This type of relationship leads to intimacy with God.
When we get the relationship part right then Jesus Christ will begin to reveal himself to you and you will comprehend what he is revealing to you. You move from having the knowledge of the historic Christ to having knowledge of the reveal Christ. Intimacy leads to depth and depth to heights. From the scripture in 1John above, you will see that John the apostle advanced from theoretical knowledge of the person and power of Jesus Christ to the experiential and practical knowledge of Jesus Christ. Intimacy precedes revelation. And when the truth is revealed to you then keys are placed in your hands for triumph. Remember it was the revelation that led Peter getting the key of the kingdom of heaven in Matthew 16. Keys in the bible denote authority and access. The key to operate in the power of Jesus Christ is handed to us through revelation and revelation comes after intimacy is developed. It takes time to develop any good relationship. We develop relationship with Jesus Christ through the time of fellowship in the word and prayers. Studying with the intention to know him and praying that he reveals himself to us so that we may become more intimate with him is crucial. The primary purpose of our relationship with God should be for intimacy.
When revelation comes and you start applying the keys, your life starts to get revolutionised. Then your profiting begins to appear to all. Revelation knowledge in itself cannot save you, it is what you do with it that revolutionises your life. You need to begin to use the name of Jesus with confidence and faith. You need to know the power the name carries and use the power. Jeremiah 15:16 – Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts. So you have to discipline yourself to apply yourself to the word of God on a constant basis then you will enter into a large place of power.
As you begin to live a revolutionised life you become God’s mouth piece and power arm on earth. You begin to manifest the power of Christ on a daily basis. Your name will become synonymous with the power of Jesus Christ.
For further study:
1Corinthians 2:9-10 , Ephesians 3:14-19 , John 14:6 ,
I receive with meekness the revelation of the purpose and power of Jesus Christ in my life. I allow Jesus Christ to be my burden remover and my yoke destroyer in my life. I see life from the standpoint of who Christ is to me and who I am in him. I will grow in my revelation of the person of Jesus Christ and live victoriously
Questions for you to reflect on
How do you build your confidence in the name of Jesus?
How does the name of Jesus become effective when you use it?