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    Work his power to the maximum.
    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.

    PRAYER

    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.

    Amen.

    1 YEAR BIBLE

    READING PLAN:

    Romans 1:1-17

    Psalms 32-34

    2 YEAR BIBLE

    READING PLAN:

    Luke 11:1-13

    Joshua 23

    FURTHER STUDY:

    Ephesians 3:20

    1 Corinthians 4:20

    Philemon 1:6

    Culled from Rhapsody of Realities daily devotional.