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Emanna for 04/19/2019

Our Father Strengthening Us Through the Spirit

Bible Verses

Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, (16) That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit into the inner man,

Words of Ministry

We are also strengthened with power. This power is the resurrection power referred to in 1:19-20; it is this power which operates in us. This power raised Christ up from among the dead, uplifted Him to the heavens, and put everything under His feet. With such a power God is strengthening us. It is through the Spirit that the Father strengthens us. He strengthens us by the indwelling Spirit. This does not mean that the Spirit is not with us or that the Spirit will come down from the heavens to strengthen us. The strengthening Spirit has been with us since He regenerated us. He is still within us now. Through this indwelling Spirit, the Father strengthens us from within. Verse 16 also says that we are strengthened into the inner man. The inner man is our regenerated spirit with God's life as its life. It is our spirit regenerated by the Spirit of God (John 3:6), indwelt by the Spirit of God, and mingled with the Spirit of God (1 Cor. 6:17). In order to experience Christ unto all the fullness of God, we need to be strengthened into the inner man. This implies that we need to get into our spirit, where we can be strengthened through the Holy Spirit.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 278-279. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 8/14/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.