“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God,” (1 Cor. 2:4,5).
Christians have direct access to the power of God. Sadly, much of the power is squandered on Better Homes and Garden or Disney World sort of Christianity. Jesus fully intended to leave a militant church so that His people could evangelize the world for souls. We are living in perilous times. Nevertheless, it is also a time for great Christian witnessing because of the tremendous darkness that has spread across the world. We are surrounded by the enemy on all fronts and the Church is infiltrated by New Age doctrines camouflaged in new distortions Biblical language. We must be a vigilant, but Word enlightened and inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The Church was purchased with the precious blood of the Eternal Son of God, therefore, like Him is eternal. “Upon this rock” (Petra), said Jesus, “I will build my church.” The Church is not built upon his disciple, Peter, but it is built upon Jesus as the foundation. There is a divine person living in the church; each member of the church is indwelt by the Spirit of God. The Christian has a unique relationship with Jesus. Jesus is shown as the Head of the church and the members are called His Body. He has given his believer’s a power of attorney to act against the power of Satan.
Paul reports, that Jesus rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us from the power of darkness and relocated us into the kingdom of his beloved Son. He writes in the beautiful poetic language of Jesus in (Col. 1:13), make clear Jesus’ sovereignty; a passage celebrates Him as creator and sustainer of the universe and supreme over every creature. He is the head of his body, the church, and the first to conquer death. Although in Christ “all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,” Paul asserts, it was ultimately only through his human suffering–through “the blood of His cross,” (Col. 1:19,20), “That he was able to reconcile all things to God and make peace.”
Paul describes the power of Jesus. “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation: for in Him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers,” (Col.1: 15-16). Jesus Christ is Lord and we worship Him in the Spirit of truth according to (John. 8:32). Jesus must be at the center of our sermons and our lives that the world can truly see that the Father sent Him.
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature . . . “(Col. 1:15).