How much of God’s Spirit did He put in you? What limits did He put on your heavenly authority? What can’t you do with the power of His name?
These are all questions we should never be asking.
When Jesus was giving his disciples their last pep talk, he never even approached the topic of what they couldn’t do. But he spent several verses discussing all that they could do.
And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick and heal them.
Mark 16:15-18 (NLT)
They will… they will… they will… I don’t see anything there about they won’t.
So if we can do all these things through the name of Jesus, what kind of power is backing that name?
For he is sent by God. He speaks God’s words, for God’s Spirit is upon him without measure or limit.
John 3: 34 (NLT)
Without measure or limit. That is the kind of power that backs the name of Jesus.
We Christians need to stop acting as though we got dealt the short end of salvation. God didn’t give us just enough of His Spirit to squeak into Heaven. He hasn’t withheld from us. He’s given us all of His Spirit and it’s time that we started acting like it.
Keeping in mind that we have access to the Spirit without measure or limit, the only question that remains is this: what can God do through you?
Daily Bible reading: 2 Kings 1-3. John 3:22-36I