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We Have The Power!

Updated on November 30, 2009

The Lord will do wonders among you!

God has been laying on my heart Joshua 3:5 which says.

Joshua 3:5 Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.

I believe that we are headed for a great end times revival but before that happens we must be willing to endure a great battle. It’s time for the church to start preparing for “tomorrow” the same way he told Israel to prepare, and that is by sanctifying ourselves. By cleansing ourselves.

When I say cleansing ourselves I mean that It’s time to get serious about holiness. I know that we all want to be better Christians. Some might ask how could I say that. Many Christians now-a-days seem to be happy living mediocre carnal Christian lives, and some don’t even seem to have a revelation that we as Christians are to set ourselves apart. You see people all the time who claim to be Christians but are still living the same lives. Are still going to the same clubs, still watching the same foul movies, still getting drunk, even premarital sex doesn’t seem to be an issue to some “so-called” Christians. But are they really Christians? I know that this answer may surprise some of you but I believe the answer for most of them is, yes. Yes, many people who are showing no fruit at all, are in fact Christians!

Let me explain. I believe that many people have been duped into believing that we as Christians can never be holy in this life time. And by holy I mean real and true sanctification (sainthood.) Many of us have been convinced that although we should sin less, we can never become sin free. By sin less some of us mean that we hardly ever lie now, but believe it or not some actually mean that they hardly ever have premarital sex now. But we all wish that we didn’t have to sin at all. I really believe this. Even those Christians that seem to have no convictions at all, in there hearts feel the same frustration as Paul did in Romans 7:19

Romans 7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

So then why is it that so many Christians are not even trying to live Godly lives anymore, if they really do want to be better? Like I said many of us have been duped into believing that we can never be holy. And if that’s true, why even try? If we are all just as they say “sinners saved by grace.” Why try to be anything other than “sinners,” supposedly saved by grace?

We are not sinners saved by grace!

The Bible says in 2nd Timothy 3:5 that in the end times there would be people that would have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof. I believe that we as the church deny the power of godliness every time we say that we are just sinners saved by grace. The power of godliness is the power to be set free from sin. Not set free in our sin but from our sin. I am not a sinner saved by grace and neither are you. You are a saint of The Most High God, by grace! And I stress, by grace. When you received Jesus the Bible says in John 1:12 that you were given power.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,

That means you have the power to serve Him. The power to obey Him! You really were set free from sin! I’m not saying that we won’t fall from time to time or that if we do fall we aren’t really saved, I’m saying that we can achieve holiness in this lifetime not after we die but right here and now. If we have faith, if we believe that Jesus really can make us clean. This is a walk of faith and I admit it will take time to grow to that point, but now is the time to start. Like I said, it’s time to get serious about holiness. We really do have the Power!

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    • Tammy Bruner profile image

      Tammy Bruner 

      8 years ago

      How about Galatians 5:19-25

      19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

      20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

      21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

      22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

      23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

      24And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

      25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

    • Tammy Bruner profile image

      Tammy Bruner 

      8 years ago

      Hey there, Lil Brother, Good to see you back, I've missed you.

      I agree that we are not saved by the Grace of God, but I also do not believe that once saved always saved. We can fall out of the Grace of God just as easily as we received it. Because we are human and not perfect we will sin but it is when we continue to do the same things even when we know they are sins (premarital sex, lying, cheating, stealing) that we are in jeopardy of losing our grace. When we find that we continue to commit the same sin over and over we need to examine our hearts and give that sin over to the Holy Spirit because God will ALWAYS give us a way out from our temptations. We are to live a Christ-Like life as Christians and to let Jesus show through us so we can be his messengers. We can not do that if we don't strive to live a sin free life. Let everything we do and say reflect our Lord and Savior. I know that is a tall order for us HUMANS, that is why we have Gods Grace!!!!

      This is a very good hub, just reaffirms that you don't have to BE perfect to be a Christian, just be willing to let God take control of every part of your life. He knows our hearts, even the parts we are not proud of and He loves us anyway!

      You know I love you!!!!

      Your Big Sis

    • A M Werner profile image

      Allen Werner 

      8 years ago from West Allis

      Amen. I am a big believer in the power of the Spirit. No one is perfect in this life, and yes, we all do some evil things we did not and do not intend to do - but - that can easily become an excuse to stop enduring, to stop being temperant. His grace and mercy are there for us but as Yahshua says in Mark 13:13, "He that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved." We have to strive for perfection with the power of the Holy Spirit.

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