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“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19 KJV)

Have you seen the superhero movies or shows where the protagonist is first portrayed as just an ordinary person, living life as it comes? They may have an inkling sometimes that they are more than ordinary.

However, this doesn’t come into the limelight until an emergency calls for it or until a mentor or friend spurs them into action.

This may be how we view ourselves, as believers, in relation to the power of God in us. Many of us may have resigned to the fate that only a ‘set’ people of God can flow mightily in the power of God. We just get to watch, pray, and cheer them on.

However, this is not the case. Let’s look at some examples in the Bible.

“Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ. And the crowds with one accord paid attention to what was being said by Philip, when they heard him and saw the signs that he did. For unclean spirits, crying out with a loud voice, came out of many who had them, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed.” Acts 8:5-7 ESV

At this time in the early church, the apostles of Jesus, who were His 12 disciples on earth, were seen as the ‘set’ men of God of that time. These people stayed in Jerusalem at the height of the persecution there while other church members ran away for safety, but they carried the gospel with them, preaching the word at every opportunity. Phillip, in our scripture above, was a church member like everyone else, like you!

Let’s look at someone else.

“Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized.” Acts 9:10,17-18 ESV

When God sought to raise and train Saul for the work, he appeared in a vision, not to the apostles, but to a brother in the church, just like you. It will forever be in the history books that a church member healed Saul and brought him into the fold.

That’s your life, dear believer. God has made a healer out of you. The Spirit of God was poured out on all flesh (Joel 2:28). You have the power of the Holy Ghost in you and you can do all that Jesus did and more (John 14:11-13). This power should be evident in your day to day.

You are part of God’s special plan for this generation. Use what you have and don’t let it stay dormant in you. Make the potential energy kinetic! In these last days, your world needs you. It needs the power of God that you carry. Dispense!

Bible Reading Plan:
John 8:48-59, II Peter 3:10-18, Job 7, Ezekiel 20-21

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