“The reason the world is not seeing Jesus is that Christian people are not filled with Jesus. They are satisfied with attending meetings weekly, reading the Bible occasionally, and praying sometimes. It is an awful thing for me to see people who profess to be Christians lifeless, powerless, and in a place where their lives are so parallel to unbelievers’ lives that it is difficult to tell which place they are in, whether in the flesh or in the Spirit.”
– Smith Wigglesworth
“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man”
The end and purpose of all ministry is to see His people strengthened to walk, stand and be living epistles read and known of all. The prayer expressed here is one born of a true heart that lives to see God’s Kingdom ruling and reigning within the hearts of His own; to be strengthened with the might and ability of the Holy Spirit to live righteously in this dark world by the resources of His Spirit. This strengthening is in proportion to the “riches of His glory”!
Let us this morning seek to avail ourselves of the riches and power made accessible to us in the person of Christ Jesus our Lord.
May we be strengthened to meet the obstacles and trials of the day.
Strengthened to walk above the temptations of the world around us.
Strengthened to love those who are contrary to us.
Strengthened to abide in the wonder of His embrace.
Such is the privilege of all who call upon His Name.