Imagine if you activated the Spirit of Power the way you do Siri and Alexa. As a believer, you have the Spirit of Power with you 24/7! You have all the creative force of heaven and earth available to you. It’s simply a matter of learning how to activate and effectively use all that power – just like Siri and Alexa.
Before Jesus left this earth, he assured His disciples (and us) “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper. Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby) that He may remain in you forever” [John 14:16 AMPC]. If you’re ready for the power of God to manifest in your life, you’re in the right place. Here are four ways to activate the Spirit of Power on your behalf ensuring that you reach your fullest potential and live your best life, every day.
Words Cause Action
The Holy Spirit is always watching, always listening, always ready to move into action (2 Chronicles 16:9). But, notice, God’s Spirit never does anything except but what He hears. At Creation, the Holy Spirit was busy moving, hovering and brooding; yet nothing happened until God spoke. But the moment He did, the Holy Spirit cut loose, and the universe started expanding at a rate of 186,000 miles per second, the speed of light (do the math)! Within the first 24 hours, the creative force of God’s words traveled nearly 17billion miles – and science tells us that it still hasn’t stopped!
That’s power. That’s God’s Spirit of Power. And, that’s the power of words.
- Words are powerful; they kill or give life (Proverbs 18:21)
- God’s words do everything He wants them to (Isaiah 55:11)
- God’s words bring into being things that did not exist (Romans 4:17)
- God sustains and expands the Universe by the power of His words (Hebrews 1:3)
All power is delegated by God, and all power comes in the container. Even Jesus admitted: “I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it. And I know his commands lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells me to say” (John 12:49-50).
If the Holy Spirit and Jesus are bound by God’s Word (John 16:13-15), it makes sense that we are, too. If you choose to speak God’s Word—in faith—you will activate the Spirit of Power you need to produce the abundance of life you want.
Saying is Believing
Seeing is not believing—Jesus made that clear (John 20:24-29). Rather, the words we continually speak prove what we really believe (Mark 11:23). Since what we believe is what we say, it’s vitally important we program our hearts and minds with the right words, with life-producing words…with God’s Word:
- God’s Word on our lips and in our hearts produces life and prosperity (Deuteronomy 30:14-15)
- God’s Word in our hearts produces a long, prosperous, peaceful life (Proverbs 3:1-2)
- God’s Word in our hearts produces life, healing and health (Proverbs 3:1-2)
- Confessing with our mouths and believing in our hearts produces salvation (Romans 10:9)
The process God taught His people thousands of years ago—how to develop faith by using words to program our minds and hearts—still works for us today. It’s a process Kenneth Copeland calls becoming God-inside minded. It’s when we read, meditate and speak God’s Word until it becomes the final authority in our lives—the final word or final say about any situation we might face. So think about it: When the pressure’s on, when the emotional temperature in the room is high, when things aren’t going your way at all. What will be the next words out of your mouth? What will you say that—in the end—proves what you believe?
Believing the Love
God loves us, and He sent His Holy Spirit to empower us. He offers us 24/7 access to His Spirit of Power and His Spirit of Love. Our response and responsibility is simply to believe the love God has for us and receive His power. Sounds easy enough, but for many believers it’s not.
The day after Jesus miraculously fed about 20,000 hungry people, He had crossed to the other side of the Sea of Galilee and a large crowd tracked Him down. They had experienced firsthand this Spirit of Power in action through what Jesus had done the night before, so they asked Him. “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?” (John 6:28). “Jesus told them, ‘This is the only work God wants from you: Believe…’” (verse 29).
Activating the power of God always comes down to faith. And sadly, Jesus had to call all those people out that day because they really didn’t believe (verse 36). When it comes to believing the love of God, know that:
- The faithful love of the Lord never ends (Lamentations 3:22)
- God loves us with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3)
- God loved us even while we were sinners (Romans 5:8)
- God lavishes great love on us (1 John 3:1).
When it comes to receiving the power of God, know that:
- The same Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead lives in us (Romans 8:11)
- We are to be filled constantly with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18)
- The unlimited greatness of God’s power to us who believe (Ephesians 1:19)
- Believe in Jesus and you will do greater works (John 14:12).
When we’re convinced of God’s love and filled with His Spirit, there’s nothing we (He) can’t do!
Dressing for Battle
Jesus secured the final victory over our enemies—the demons of hell, hell itself and death (Revelation 1:18). But the battle isn’t over and we, as believers, have the responsibility of maintaining that victory while we’re in this world (Romans 8:12-14, 37; Revelation 12:10-11).
Certainly, we can be confident God still has our backs:
- The Lord Himself fights for us (Exodus 14:14)
- God redeems His people with His mighty arm (Psalm 77:14-15)
- God uses His people to display His power in the earth (Isaiah 55:4)
- The glory of the Lord is our rear guard (Isaiah 58:8).
You see, as beloved children of God, we get the final word, the final say in this battle against our enemy, and here’s what the Apostle Paul would advise us to say: We are strong in the Lord and in His mighty power (Ephesians 6:10)! To do that, and be that, we have to dress for battle—the same as the Lord did in Isaiah 59.
“Put on all of God’s armour so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armour so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil” (Ephesians 6:11-13). Thank God for the blood of Jesus shed for us, because it affords us what the Apostle Paul calls the better covenant, with better promises (Hebrews 8:6). And one of those “better promises” is the Spirit of Power.