Thank God for voice activation! You know, Seri, Alexa, Cortana, Bixby—those all-familiar voices we’ve come to rely on. They are our virtual friends who so amazingly and dutifully help us run the universe—and all hands-free. As long as there’s a smart device nearby, they’re always there for us—waiting for us to speak!
As a believer, you have far more than virtual assistants to get you through your day. You have the Spirit of Power with you 24/7! That’s why, just before He left this earth, Jesus 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 with you forever” (John 14:16, AMPC).
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. If you’re ready for the power of God to manifest in your life, you’re in the right place.
Below are 4 Ways To Activate the Spirit of Power on your behalf, ensuring that you reach your fullest potential and live your best life, every day.
Activator No. 1: Words Cause Action
“In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.” –(Genesis 1:1-3, AMPC)
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 17 billion 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 of words. 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.
And so Jesus encourages us, as He did His disciples:
“Whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him” (Mark 11:23, AMPC).
What happens next is up to you. So, pick your words wisely!
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.
Activator No. 2: Saying Is Believing
“These words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” –(Deuteronomy 6:6-7, NKJV)
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?
Activator No. 3: Believing the Love
“By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit…. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” –(1 John 4:13, 16, NKJV)
As promised, once Jesus returned to Heaven, God sent His Spirit to be our Standby (Acts 1:4-5, 8; 2:4). He sent “the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7, TPT).
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!
It’s like Jesus told the crowd, if we’ll just focus on the believing (and receiving) part, God’s Spirit of Power will handle the rest (Mark 11:24).
Activator No. 4: Dressing for Battle
“The Lord looked and was displeased to find there was no justice. He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed. So he himself stepped in to save them with his strong arm…. He put on righteousness as his body armor and placed the helmet of salvation on his head. He clothed himself with a robe of vengeance and wrapped himself in a cloak of divine passion.” –(Isaiah 59:15-17)
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).
At the same time, however, Almighty God has full confidence that we’ve got this!
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 armor 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 armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil” (Ephesians 6:11-13).
What’s even better, we, as next generation believers, now have personal access to the ultimate weapon of choice—the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Power Himself.
Though the people of Israel did not have God’s Spirit living inside them, they had the hope of having Him alongside…
“He will come in like a narrow, rushing stream which the [Spirit] of the Lord drives [overwhelming the enemy]” (Isaiah 59:19, AMP).
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.
If you could use some hands-free assistance today—remember these 4 Ways To Activate the Spirit of Power. The Greater One (1 John 4:4) is ready to respond to YOU just as quickly, just as powerfully as He did to the Creator on the first day of the world. All you have to do is activate Him…using your words, expressing your faith, believing His love and dressing for battle. On the other side of that, you will find your help!
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