… steadfast in faith



April 29, 2022 FaithHoly Spirit1

Fola Komolafe

The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly. Proverbs 20:27 KJVS

I remember growing up in Nigeria and in my boarding school we would occasionally experience a power cut, and with some frustration we would all exclaim, ‘NEPA has taken the light again (lol).’ NEPA being the Nigerian Electric Power Authority.  It was not too bad if the light went out during the day but at night it was much more challenging. So we would use candles to get around and even sometimes to read. It was the only way we could bring some light to guide and direct us in the darkness.


Fola Komolafe

I also pray that you will understand the incredible (exceeding) greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honour at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 1:19-20 (NLT)

In this life we have so many situations where we want to experience the incredible, immeasurable, incomparable and boundless power of God – especially as you look at the world around us today, the pains, the challenges and the oppression people are going through. Human knowledge and wisdom have failed many times because it can only carry us so far but as believers, people of faith have a power in us and for us that is surpassing. You see the word exceeding means to throw beyond the usual mark, it surpasses or goes passes anything you and I have known. It is like throwing the shot put in athletics 1000 metres and more when the current world record is 23.37 metres. In Ephesians 3:19, Paul prays that we may know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge – passeth here is the same word exceeding or surpassing. Our daily experience of Christ love should surpass any knowledge or intelligence you have many times over meaning His love does not work as you think it will because whatever you think is too small. In the same way God’s surpassing, incredible and exceedingly great power towards you will work in greater ways than you could ever think if you believe because it is unimaginable, boundless, far reaching and immeasurable.

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