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July 25, 2017 at 11:23 am

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do

of his good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).

It’s not unusual to find Christians who think that what

they need is more power or more anointing. They’ve

read in the Bible of how people brought their sick so that the

shadow of Peter could come upon them and be healed.

They’ve also read of Paul, from whom handkerchiefs and

aprons were taken and laid on the sick, and they were healed.

So they pray, “Lord, I need a double portion of the anointing,

to minister like Peter and Paul.”

What Paul did was to impart the anointing into those

clothing materials. However, that anointing didn’t come from

heaven; it was in Paul, because he had the Holy Spirit. When

the Holy Spirit came to live in you, He came as a person to

make His home in you. He didn’t come to give you a part of

Himself; you’ve received the Holy Spirit without measure.

That was the difference between the Messiah and the

prophets of old. John 3:34 says “For he whom God hath sent

speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit

by measure unto him.” Upon the prophets came the Spirit,

but the Bible tells us the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus for the

purpose of living in Him. That’s the same thing about you; the

Holy Spirit came upon you that He might live in you, and He’s

in you now.

Sometimes, the presence of the Holy Spirit could be

imparted to you, maybe by the laying on of hands. But until

and unless you make contact with the person of the Holy

Spirit inside you and walk according to His power at work inyou, that impartation won’t last for long; it’s the reason many

are always looking for another anointing.

Don’t ignore that which God has put in you. Does

He give you more power? No! He’s already given you all

the power you could ever need—Himself! He’s power

personified. You’re the one to work His power in you to its

maximum. The Bible says, “And with great power gave the

apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and

great grace was upon them all” (Acts 4:33).

From where did they get great power? Jesus didn’t

say, “You shall receive great power”; He said, “But ye shall

receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…”

(Acts 1:8). They got all the power they needed from the

power-giver inside them. They activated that power for

whatever they needed. So, recognise and put the power in

you to work.


Dear heavenly Father, I thank you

for the presence of your Spirit in

my life, which has ushered me

into a life of unending blessings.

I take advantage of the

miracle-working power of your

Spirit in me. Therefore, I walk in

greater manifestation of your

blessings, healings, prosperity

and power, in Jesus’ Name.




Romans 1:1-17

Psalms 32-34



Luke 11:1-13

Joshua 23


Ephesians 3:20

1 Corinthians 4:20

Philemon 1:6

Culled from Rhapsody of Realities daily devotional.