Brimful Of Power

Brimful Of Power

You are full to the brim.

It is important for you to know that at salvation, God gave you a good head start.  You are full to the brim.  God hasn’t put any believer at an advantage over another.  He knows the significance of our starting point, and has started us all at equal points.  But the bulk of believers really never grasp this significant truth.  They are still begging God for what He has given them, and lagging far behind where they should be.

God is not going to add anything more to all He gave you when you were saved.  What is worse, for those of you still expecting Him to do something new, you’re in for a huge shock.  All the new things that will be created will come from you, not Him.  So, wake up and take your place.

By way of illustration, let’s take creation for an example.  God created everything and put man in the Garden.  He wasn’t scratching his head wondering how to get food for the man when he became hungry, needed air to breathe, etc.  God anticipated everything the man needed and provided them long before even the man knew he needed them.  We are not different today.  God already met all of our needs.  They’re right inside us.  If you’re sick, by His stripes you are already healed.  If you’re broke, He already supplied all your needs.  It is your responsibility to draw it from inside your spirit and not begin begging God to do something now.  This is profound.

Let me show what God says about you in Col 2:9-10:

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Do you notice what God is saying here?  He says the fullness of the Godhead dwells in you.  Fullness denotes adequateness, that you lack nothing.  It denotes completeness, being filled, sufficiency, wholeness, with no space left.  Jn 1:16 reinforces this truth when it says, “And of His fullness we have all received.”

In Christ, God anticipated everything you needed and provided them long before you even knew you would need them.  They are all in your spirit.  You activate them by faith.  But how can you have faith to bring out from within you those things you even if you didn’t know you have them.  Essentially, many believers are wallowing in poverty right now in the midst of plenty.

I’ve heard of different versions of this story I’m here going to share with you.  I heard of a guy that died a homeless beggar but at his funeral they found he had a huge inheritance unclaimed.  Of course, how can you claim what you never knew was yours?  You cannot have faith for activating what you never knew was there all along.  Let me repeat for emphasis, God loaded you with Himself and everything else you need to live a befitting life when you came into Christ.  Now if you were never His, your case is pathetic and you’re emptyYour true life begins in Him.  Ask Him into your heart, that He might be Lord and bring in all His fullness into you.

Let me add that at salvation your spirit is perfect and mature.  Your spirit doesn’t grow.  Actually it’s your soul that needs renewing (Rom 12:2).  Hence, you’re told that as Jesus is in His glorified body, so you are right now (1Jn 4:17).  Yes, difficult to swallow, for the carnal mind, because the truth of the Gospel can only be discerned with spiritual mind (1Cor 2:14).

Some will say, okay I have it.  But can I access it?  Again, this is like everything else; it responds to spiritual laws.  Rom 3:27 says that faith works by law, the law of faith.  And the devil will hound you by telling you, you need more faith to move God, which is a lie.  You have all the faith you need because the faith you have is not even yours.  Your faith is the faith of God.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Eph 2:9

Both the grace and the faith you had at salvation were God’s faith.  And the amazing truth about this faith is that we were all given exactly the same amount of faith.  No one had any more than anyone else.

For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. Rom 12:3

Do you know you have exactly the same faith as Paul, Peter, everyone else?  Yes Peter, whose shadow was healing the sick, the man that raised Dorcas from the dead.

Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.  2Pet 1:1

Can I blow out your man mind?  You have the same faith as Jesus.  Your faith is extraordinary.

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Gal 2:20

The question then is, what is stopping you from doing the impossible – seeing you have the fullness of God and all the faith you need; and you are exactly as Jesus is in your spirit?  The answer lies in the very fact that you don’t believe you have all this power working within you (Eph 3:20) and when you do, you don’t know how to remove the neutralizer of your faith, which is your fear, your doubt, your unbelief.

Let me share the story of a young twenty-four year young believer of a church with you.  His pastor had preached from Mat 10:8 that every believer has what it takes to raise the dead.  He asked the pastor whether he himself had raised the dead, and the pastor said, No.  Was it possible?  Yes – was the answer he got and that was sufficient for him.

And so from about 11am to 4:30pm, this young man went throughout the entire city, searching for the gathering of a crowd, which for him would indicate that someone had died.  Finally, he found a crowd and asked why.  They told him a young girl had died.  And he responded, “Good”.  Good?  Yes, he responded, because as he told them, he was there to raise her.

He went inside with the crowd to raise the girl but she did not wake.  Then it dawned on him to excuse the crowd.  Once they were all out, and he called her name, she sneezed and came back.   That was the how the ministry of Benson Idahoza took off.

What lesson do you learn from this young man?  He didn’t only have faith, but he lacked fear, doubt or unbelief.  He was bold and cared nothing about how on-lookers saw him.  Kingdom success, doing the supernatural isn’t constrained by your lack of the power of God, or of faith.  Our problem is that we have far too much doubt and unbelief that wipes away all our faith.  Unbelief will render all our faith useless.

If you will make a difference, if you will manifest the fullness of God within you, you will have to be like Abraham who not only had faith, he had no unbelief.

 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, Rom 4:19-20

When God says He has filled you to the brim and you look at yourself and wonder, can this be true?  Your faith only works when you agree and acknowledge what you have in Christ (Phile 1:6).  Denial will rob you.  Paul says we don’t need anything but that the eyes of our understanding be enlightened (Eph 1:18).  You cannot possess what you never knew was yours.  When you came into Christ, God loaded you to the very brim.  Don’t let ignorance and the unbelieving teachers, perpetrating lies – that miracles are past, that tongues are not for real, that only special men with special anointing can perform miracles; that you have to fast for long periods, etc – to do miracles.  The truth is, don’t do no miracles.  Just do the Word and God will confirm His Word with signs and wonders following.

And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen. Mk 16:20

So, you’re full to the brim with everything you need and you don’t lack faith.  Get rid of all your unbelief and you can turn your world downside up for the Lord.

Glory!

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