If we only knew the extent of the honor and power that has been bestowed on us as believers, every one of us would be living examples of what Jesus was like when He was living and ministering on the earth. Let’s look at 1 John 3:1:
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Keep that statement on your mind, and let’s go to Acts 10:38:
38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
That word translated power is the Greek word dynamis or dunamis. Among its several definitions, are words or phrases like “force, miraculous power, ability, abundance, might, mighty, worker of miracles, power, strength, mighty wonderful work.” In Acts 10:38, that’s the power of THE HOLY SPIRIT in and on Jesus.
Remember now, that Jesus said in John 14:10, “the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.” And in Luke 4:18, He said, “The Spirit of The LORD is upon me.” So The Spirit of The LORD was in Him and also upon Him.
NOW let’s read and MEDITATE on Acts 1, verses 5 and 8. Verse 5 says, “For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” And in verse 8 we read, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
You shall receive dunamis! The same mighty, miracle-working power!
If that isn’t enough to make you shout, look at Ephesians 3:14-16:
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our LORD Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with [DUNAMIS] by his Spirit in the inner man.
In verses 14 and 15, we were named after THE FATHER! That means not only the dunamis power of The Holy Ghost, but also THE AWESOME POWER OF THE NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME THAT IS NAMED! Philippians 2:9-11 says:
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him [HIS] name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.
Now, let’s go back to Ephesians 3 and read the rest of that chapter:
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Now, sit back down and read verse 20 again:
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the [DUNAMIS] that worketh in us.
Get hold of yourself , and let’s read Acts 4:29-30:
29 And now, LORD, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy WORD,
30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
Notice in verse 30, that signs and wonders may be done, not just in THE NAME, but by THE NAME of JESUS! Is the picture beginning to emerge? That’s you and me standing next to JESUS! We have been named after Him. We’re born of the same FATHER—born of THE SAME SEED (1 Peter 1:23)!
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by The WORD of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Not only that, but we’re raised up and made to sit together with HIM on the THRONE of GRACE! We have HIS AUTHORITY on this earth in the same measure as HE had when He was on earth. THE SAME! Where is HIS AUTHORITY? It’s in HIS NAME. It’s in HIS WORD (Matthew 8:16). It’s in HIS SPIRIT (Matthew 12:28), and it’s in HIS BLOOD (Revelation 12:11)!
Let’s close by going back to Philippians 2:9-10.
Notice that the word things is in italics in the King James Version, meaning it was added by the translators. Since verse 9 says He gave Him [HIS] Name which is above every name, the word things in verse 10 should be names. “Cancer” is a name. It must bow its knee to THE NAME of JESUS! Debt is a name. It must bow its knee to THE NAME of JESUS. Do you see it? When you bowed your knee and confessed with your tongue that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD, everything in your life changed. You became the seed of Abraham and an heir according to His promise—THE BLESSING OF THE LORD!
Read what Jesus said in Luke 13:16:
16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
The woman, being a daughter of Abraham, or his seed, was supposed to be healed (Galatians 3:29)!
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Look at that! You’re supposed to be healed! You’re supposed to prosper (Proverbs 10:22)! You’re supposed to be debt free! Son, daughter, cheer up! Your sins are forgiven you! Son, daughter, your faith has made you whole!
As you sow your BLESSING seed this month, sow it in authority! Command your harvest to come! Take authority over the demons of lack! We have tithing rights! The devil or destroyer has been rebuked by THE LORD of THE HARVEST HIMSELF!—JESUS (Malachi 3:10-11). Now turn on the devil in all your God-given AUTHORITY and DUNAMIS! Heaven has released it, now you receive it. It belongs to you. You’re supposed to be BLESSED with all spiritual BLESSINGS in heavenly places. You’re FAMILY! Your FATHER AND YOUR BIG BROTHER, JESUS, SAID SO! Ephesians 1:3 says: “Blessed be the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.”
Gloria and I, along with over 400 people here at KCM, love you so very much. You are prayed for every day! Thank you for being so faithful to pray for all of us.
P.S. SOW IT FORWARD! Be a blessing. Pass this letter on to a family member or friend.
I sow my BLESSING seed in the AUTHORITY I have been given by my Big Brother, Jesus. HE is The LORD of MY HARVEST!