“Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.”
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
God is a God of power, might, dominion, He is omnipotent, and there is nothing that He cannot do. He can bring rivers of water out of a rock, divide the red sea with the breath of His nostrils, He can cause the sun and moon to stand still, and He can calm the raging storm with a word. God can heal cancer, He can deliver the drug addict and the alcoholic, and He can restore broken marriages. The Word makes it clear: All things are possible to them that believe.
I think I could stop here, most who are reading this are in agreement with me that our God is a God of Power and of Might. The Psalmist wrote, “Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power…”
This makes a distinction that Although God is all powerful there is what is recognized as a day of His power. A day of His power - a specific time of visitation, revelation, and manifestation of his power through the anointing of the Holy Ghost.
We sing about it this day of power, we preach about it, we talk about it, and shout about it, and yet so many people remain slothful, cold and indifferent in their worship, and in their walk. But when there is a visitation of the presence of God, with revelation and manifestation of his power, when the ‘day of His power is upon us, it produces a willingness of heart.
The day of Gods power changes everything. The revelation and manifestation of the power of God causes the heart to do willingly what it had done grudgingly. When the power of God shows up people pray willingly, sing willingly, give willingly, attend church, read the bible willingly. A hundred years of programs could not accomplish what one day of Gods power will do. What we need in 2018 in our churches, more than anything, is a day of Gods power! Without the power of God calling ourselves Apostolic and Pentecostal is false advertising!
Power is not power until it makes a difference! There are all kinds of power: solar, nuclear, atomic, hydro, steam, or electrical. Power is the ability to change things, and to make a difference. We can tell the world we have power, talk about the Holy Ghost and even speak in tongues, but if it hasn’t changed our lives and made a difference between us and the world it’s just talk.
We recognize the power of God in His Word because it always made a difference, it always changed the situation. God looked into the darkness and said let there be light, and Jesus looked at death and said let there be life! Jesus looked at the storm, and said Peace be still and the wind and waters ceased to rage. He looked at the leper and said be clean, and instantly he was made clean; He spat into the dirt made a little mud ball rubbed it into a blind man’s eyes and said go wash in the pool, and a man who had never seen the flowers or looked into his mamma’s face came back with perfect sight.
That was a day of Gods power! A time of visitation, of revelation and manifestation of the power and anointing of God!
When God visited the 120 in an upper room in Jerusalem and filled them with the Holy Ghost on the Day of Pentecost, that was the day of Gods power! When God visited a humble shack, on a street named Azusa in Los Angeles, Ca., and filled his people with the Holy Ghost and started a great revival, that was a day of Gods Power!
The Good news is, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever. And I am prophesying to you right now, and the church better be ready, because the day of God’s power is upon us again! It’s time for another day of Gods power!
What is it going to take to see another day of Gods power? We’ve got to fast, we’ve got to pray, we’ve got to pray as if life depended upon it! Because, it does! Life hangs in the balance for those who are lost, and it is up to the church, the Apostolic Pentecostal church to worship like we believe, to pray like we believe, to live like we believe that the day of God’s power is here! We need a hunger for God’s power!
Isaiah had a hunger for a day of his power, it began with a desire just to know that God was watching over him.
“Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? Are they restrained?”
But his hunger kept growing until he could no longer be satisfied just to know that God was watching him.
Isaiah 64: 1-2
“Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, 2 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!”
I don’t know about you friends, but I am hungry for a day of Gods power. Like David my soul is thirsty and my flesh longs to see the power and the glory of God in the sanctuary. We need a hunger for God’s presence.
Along with a hunger for His presence, we need a hunger for holiness. If we are ever going to see a day of Gods power in the church and in our lives, we are going to have to sanctify ourselves. I know it sounds old fashioned, but it’s the old paths that lead us to the power.
“And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:”
“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”
“I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.”
I am concerned today because I see something happening across the land, I see so many people who are becoming drunk on the pleasures of this life. Christians who are filled up with junk, allowing things in their homes and lives that are grieving the Holy Spirit, and then wondering why we don’t experience the power of God.
“And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.”
The devil has deceived many of Gods people into believing that if something is funny then it’s not wrong. Sin is sin, filth is filth, and perversion is perversion, and it doesn’t matter what setting it is in. We will never experience the day of God’s power without holiness.
In a day of Gods power the supernatural becomes natural, Hard things become easy, The Holy Spirit flows freely, sinners are convicted of their sin, and the Saints of God live Holy lives.