You Shall Receive Power Part 2

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Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power [ Greek – dunamis, G1411], after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

So What Have We Been Granted?

Act 1:8 assures us that we have been given power, but it turns out that there are two Greek words which are both translated ‘power’ in our King James Bibles, and since Greek is such a specific language we really do need to know what is the difference between these two words and why the holy spirit has seen fit to use two different Greek words when speaking of what Christ has promised those who believe His Words.
Here is a verse in which the holy spirit inspired our Lord to use both of these Greek words. It is a good starting point to help us to align our thinking with that of Christ. Christ said this to His yet unconverted disciples when He sent them out to preach the good news of the kingdom of God:

Luk 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power[ Greek – exousia, G1849] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power [ Greek – dunamis, G1411] of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Here is Strong’s definitions of these two Greek words:

ex- oo- see’- ah
>From G1832 (in the sense of ability); privilege, that is, (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence: – authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength.

Here are the verses in which this word appears and the various English translations of this word.

Total KJV Occurrences: 103
power, 61
Mat_9:6, Mat_9:8, Mat_10:1, Mat_28:18, Mar_2:10, Mar_3:15, Mar_6:7, Luk_4:6, Luk_4:32, Luk_5:24, Luk_10:19, Luk_12:5, Luk_22:53, Joh_1:12, Joh_10:18 (2), Joh_17:2, Joh_19:10-11 (3), Act_1:7, Act_5:4, Act_8:19, Act_26:18, Rom_9:21, Rom_13:1-3 (3), 1Co_7:37, 1Co_9:4-6 (3), 1Co_9:12 (2), 1Co_9:18, 1Co_11:10, 2Co_13:10, Eph_1:21, Eph_2:2, Col_1:13, Col_2:10, 2Th_3:9, Rev_2:25-26 (2), Rev_6:8, Rev_9:3 (2), Rev_9:10, Rev_9:19, Rev_11:6 (2), Rev_12:10, Rev_13:4-5 (2), Rev_13:7, Rev_13:12, Rev_14:18, Rev_16:9, Rev_17:12, Rev_18:1, Rev_20:6
authority, 28
Mat_7:29, Mat_8:9, Mat_21:23-24 (3), Mat_21:27, Mar_1:22, Mar_11:27-29 (4), Mar_13:33-34 (2), Luk_4:36, Luk_7:8, Luk_9:1, Luk_19:17, Luk_20:2 (2), Luk_20:8, Luk_20:20, Joh_5:27, Act_9:14, Act_26:10, Act_26:12, 1Co_15:24, 2Co_10:8, Rev_13:2
powers, 8
Luk_12:11, Rom_13:1 (2), Eph_3:10, Eph_6:12, Col_1:16, Col_2:15, Tit_3:1
right, 2
Heb_13:10, Rev_22:14
authorities, 1
jurisdiction, 1
liberty, 1
strength, 1

Here is the same treatment for the other Greek word ‘dunamis,’ which is also translated as ‘power.’

doo’- nam- is
>From G1410; force (literally or figuratively); specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself): – ability, abundance, meaning, might (- ily, – y, – y deed), (worker of) miracle (- s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.

Here are the verses in which this word appears and the various English translations of this word.

Total KJV Occurrences: 123
power, 71
Mat_6:13, Mat_24:29-30 (2), Mat_26:64, Mar_9:1, Mar_12:24, Mar_13:26, Mar_14:62, Luk_1:17, Luk_1:35, Luk_4:14, Luk_4:36, Luk_5:17, Luk_9:1, Luk_10:19, Luk_21:27, Luk_22:69, Luk_24:49, Act_1:8, Act_3:12, Act_4:7, Act_4:33, Act_6:8, Act_8:10, Act_10:38, Rom_1:4, Rom_1:16, Rom_1:20, Rom_9:17, Rom_15:13, Rom_15:19, 1Co_1:18, 1Co_1:24, 1Co_2:4-5 (2), 1Co_4:19-20 (2), 1Co_5:4, 1Co_6:14, 1Co_15:24, 1Co_15:43, 2Co_6:7 (2), 2Co_8:3 (2), 2Co_12:9, 2Co_13:4 (2), Eph_1:19, Eph_3:7, Eph_3:20, Phi_3:10, 1Th_1:5, 2Th_1:11, 2Th_2:9, 2Ti_1:7-8 (2), 2Ti_3:5, Heb_1:3, Heb_7:16, 1Pe_1:5, 2Pe_1:3, 2Pe_1:16, Rev_7:11-12 (3), Rev_11:17, Rev_13:2, Rev_15:8, Rev_17:13, Rev_19:1
mighty, 14
Mat_11:20-21 (2), Mat_11:23, Mat_13:54, Mat_13:58, Mar_6:2 (2), Mar_6:5, Mar_6:14, Luk_10:13, Luk_19:37, Rom_15:19, 2Co_12:12, 2Th_1:7
miracles, 8
Act_2:22, Act_8:13, Act_19:11, 1Co_12:10, 1Co_12:28-29 (2), Gal_3:5, Heb_2:4
strength, 7
1Co_15:56, 2Co_12:8-9 (2), Heb_11:11, Rev_1:16, Rev_3:8, Rev_12:10
powers, 6
Mat_24:29, Luk_21:25-26 (2), Rom_8:38, Heb_6:5, 1Pe_3:22
might, 4
Eph_1:21, Eph_3:16, Col_1:11, 2Pe_2:11
virtue, 3
Mar_5:30, Luk_6:19, Luk_8:46
ability, 1
abundance, 1
deeds, 1
meaning, 1
mightily, 1
miracle, 1
violence, 1
wonderful, 1
work, 1
workers, 1

Notice that the word ‘dunamis’ appears 20 times more that the word ‘exousia.’ Dunamis -123 , and exousia – 103. We also need to take note that our English word ‘power’ is the overwhelming choice for the translation of both words, exousia – 61, dunamis – 71. But what is most revealing about the totals of the various translations of these two Greek words is that while the Greek word ‘exousia’ is translated authority 28 times, powers 8 times, right 2 times, authorities 1 time, and jurisdiction 1 time, all of these English words carry the thought of ‘authority,’ while that thought never once appears in the all the various translations of the Greek word ‘dunamis.’
Here is another verse in which these two Greek words appear in the same verse, which will again help us to see what is the difference between them.

Luk 4:36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority [ exousia, G1849] and power [ dunamis, G1411] he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

So it appears that ‘exousia’ means the authority to command actions to be taken, while ‘dunamis’ refers more to the carrying out of those actions.
When Christ called his 12 disciples to Him, He gave them authority over unclean spirits which caused diseases.

Mat 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power[ Greek – exousia, 1849, authority] against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Christ spoke with authority, and that word is exousia.

Mat 7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
Mat 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority [ exousia, G1849], and not as the scribes.

The Centurion whose servant was ill understood what was exousia:

Mat 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
Mat 8:9 For I am a man under authority [ exousia], having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

That is the dunamis that comes with exousia. That is the power that comes with the authority which we are given over all the lies of the enemy.

Luk 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

“Serpents and scorpions are lies and falsehoods, that torment us for no reason, except that we believe a lie. Why would any of us suffer from phobias with promises like that. That is the Truth, and the lies of our phobias are just that; they are lies that bring nothing but fear and torment, based upon nothing but lies.
After His resurrection Christ reiterates and reaffirms the authority given Him.

Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power [ Greek – exousia, G1849] is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

For the benefit of all those who will condemn me for pointing out the overwhelmingly manifest truth; that no one in the history of this earth, and certainly no one alive in my 62 years on this earth, has come anywhere near the number, quantity or quality of miracles affecting the physical lives of people on this earth as did Christ, let it be known that I have been privy to one supernatural healing of a friend and acquaintance of mine. This man was diagnosed with cancer, lost weight to the point of death, repented of his sins, requested the prayers of all of his friends and of the people who attended the church he began attending. This man was suddenly healed when and when He returned for what was to be his final checkup before being sent home to die he was miraculously healed and lived another five years. So no one here is denying that Christ can heal. We know He can if it is His will. Therefore when we pray for healing, we ask our Father in heaven to heal our brothers and sisters if it is “according to His will.” But let it be known that the “greater works than these” spoken of by our Lord, are not these occasional answered prayers for physical healing. The healing that is always granted to those who ask for it in faith, is a healing that is far greater than any and all of Christ’s healing of physical diseases. It is the healing which affects the spirit, and gives spiritual strength to spiritually withered spiritual arms, hands and legs. It is the healing that gives sight to the spiritually blind, peace of mind to the tormented and spiritual life to the spiritually dead. Like any healing, this healing is valued most by the recipient of that miracle. That recipient is those who realize their need for a physician, their need for a healthy body and eyes that can see and understand, and can appreciate their healing  far more than those who are physically healthy, physically healed of all their physical diseases, have perfect physical eyesight and can see every word of the Bible, and therefore ‘are not blind’ and “need no physician.”
Before healing many of those who came to Him, here is the first thing Christ did:

Mat 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
Luk 7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Luk 7:48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

Joh 8:10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
Joh 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

So what is this power we have been granted? We have been granted power over all the lying wonders of the Adversary, who tells us that we must live in constant fear of eternal torment, both now and forever. We have been given power against all the lies which tell us that we cannot overcome sin and fear in our lives. The woman who washed Christ’s feet with her hair, and the woman caught in the very act of adultery, are both you and me, and both of these women were just as miraculously healed, and delivered from fear, and given peace of mind, as was the man who was “sick of the palsy.” The truth is that mental torment and fear, can be much worse than physical pain. We have been granted power to do “greater works than these” in that we have been given the power to give life to those who have never known life.

Joh 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

We have been given a peace of mind, which not one of the ministers who teach the false doctrine of eternal torment can possibly experience. In the face of all the confusion that is this world and its Babylonian doctrines and lies, we are given to know that our God is a loving Father “who will have all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the Truth.”

1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
1Ti 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

That is a “healing” which is not even possible for those who claim the gift of healing while teaching a doctrine of torment; who never demonstrate the gift of healing but who demonstrate that they do not know what it means to be healed. Here is Christ’s own evaluation of what constitutes “greater works than these.”

Luk 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Luk 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Joh 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Is it the Lord’s will to grant physical prosperity and healing to all men at this time? It most obviously is not, but it is equally obvious that it is His will that “all men be saved and to come to a knowledge of the Truth… to be testified in due time.” For that reason we are given this verse which you will never hear from the mouths of those who foster a ‘name it and claim it’ prosperity gospel or a “command ye me” healing gospel.

1Jn 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

Christ was certainly aware of this truth when He instructed us how we ought to pray:

Mat 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Those who are “drawn from the breasts” and have had their faith tried, know that God “works all things after the counsel of His own will.”

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Are these words true or are they not true? Of course they are true, and there is nothing that has ever happened or ever will happen, good or evil, which is not under the direction of our heavenly Father and under the ‘exousia,’ under the authority of Eph 1:11 and these verses.

Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
1Co 11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
Heb 3:4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers [ exousia, authorities]: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Why, when we read all those words, do we think of people, places and things and never consider the conditions of all of those people, places and things? Is it not because we have been lied to and told that God does not create evil, and he certainly has nothing to do with the creating or making of evil men? Those who can receive Christ’s words of peace are made to be at peace by knowing that nothing is out of the control and direction of a loving heavenly Father, “who will have all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the Truth”. If “all things consist by Christ,” then it is comforting to know that all things means all things, both the things, and the condition of those things, the good and the bad, and that is exactly what the scriptures teach from Genesis to Revelation.

Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

If God has “made the wicked for the day of evil,” then God has planned and is executing “the day of evil.” Is that a scriptural concept?

Pro 20:24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Amo 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city and the LORD hath not done it?
Jer 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

So apparently God is sovereign over both the good and the evil in this world, and what is He working with His sovereign will? The answer to that question is that He is loving His creation, and everything He is doing, He is doing in love.

1Jn 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love
1Jn 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

Everything God is doing is for good “to be testified in due time.”

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [ his] purpose.
Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

What does the knowledge of God’s sovereignty have to do with giving us power, exousia, meaning authority, after the holy spirit comes upon us? Well, if we remember that Christ’s words “are spirit” then His words express the mind of God’s holy spirit, and they have everything to do with giving us power and authority, if we believe in Him and His words.

Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

How do we know what is given us, in spirit, and in Christ?

1Co 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

Here Is What We Are Given

Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power [ exousia, authority] to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Joh 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Joh 17:2 As thou hast given him power [ exousia, authority] over all flesh, t hat he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

That is the meaning of “power over all flesh.” It means the power to pass from death unto life.

Rom 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power [ dunamis – strength, might] of the Holy Ghost.
1Co 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish [ Greek, are perishing] foolishness; but unto us which are saved [ are being saved] it is the power [ dunamis – strength, might] of God.

1Co 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
1Co 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1Co 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power [ dunamis – strength, might] of God, and the wisdom of God.
1Co 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: [ dunamis – strength, might]
2Co 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2Co 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power [ dunamis – strength, might] may be of God, and not of us.

“The Jews” typify God’s people who are yet carnal [Joh 8:31-44 and 1Co 3:1-4]. All such people “require a sign.” Paul’s “preaching of the cross” and his “speech and his preaching were in demonstration of the spirit and of power.” It is our fidelity to the word of God that demonstrates the spirit and power of God in our lives. Here is how a person with the power of God’s spirit upon them demonstrates that power and spirit in their life:

2Co 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
2Co 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
2Co 6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
2Co 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
2Co 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power [ dunamis – strength, might] of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
2Co 6:8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
2Co 6:9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
2Co 6:10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

There is no room for the lies that bring fear in any of those verses. We have received God’s spirit through Christ, and now, through God’s spirit, Christ dwells in us. Christ is in His Father, and His Father is in Him, and we are in them, and they are in us.

Joh 10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
Joh 10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

Why should we “believe the works?” Here is why.

Joh 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

That is an incredible promise. God, through Christ, is already dwelling in His people and nothing can hurt them. If God is in us, then we, like Christ can face the toughest trials in life and be completely unscathed. We can conclude “not my will, but thine be done,” and even if we must lay down this vessel of clay, we know that we have “a house made without hands, eternal in the heavens.” It will be a trial, but like Christ, we can endure to the end, and not one hair of our spiritual head will be lost.

2Co 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Heb 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Luk 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
Luk 21:16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
Luk 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
Luk 21:18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
Luk 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

“Some of you they shall cause to be put to death… but there shall not an hair of your head perish.” This apparent contradiction simply serves to demonstrate from Christ’s point of view the truth that “the flesh profits nothing.”
Those in whom the mind and spirit of Christ and His Father dwell, are encouraged by the sign given them of being “hated of all men” for simply obeying God and His Word. We are promised and we receive “a mouth and wisdom which all of our adversaries are not able to gainsay or resist.” This puts us in good stead with our Creator and Savior, but it causes us to be hated of all men. Being hated of all men is a blessing we gladly bear for His name’s sake. Nothing in heaven or in the earth can separate us from the love of our heavenly Father. Here is Paul’s prayer for you and for me:

Eph 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might [ dunamis] by his Spirit in the inner man;
Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Eph 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Eph 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power [ dunamis – strength, might] that worketh in us,
Eph 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end [ Greek, unto all the generations of the age of the ages]. Amen.

This is the promise we are given concerning our relationship with Christ and His Father:

Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of the Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Rom 8:36 According as it is written For thy sake, are we being put to death all the day long, we have been reckoned as sheep for slaughter.
Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things, we are more than conquering through him that hath loved us.
Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor messengers nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers [ dunamis – strength, might],
Rom 8:39 Nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

What authority, what strength and might and what wonderful comfort and peace of mind we have been granted in Christ!

So We Have Nothing To Fear

If God is really living His life in us, then we need never succumb to our fears and our phobias. How can we know that we know and love God? The scriptures tell us that “We know we have passed from death unto life because we love the brothers.”

1Jn 3:14  We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

We know that “God is love,” but what is God’s definition of loving His children, and what is His definition of ‘loving Him?’  If we don’t know what the Biblical definition of love is then we will not know who really is of God. Here is the Biblical definition of what is true Biblical, Christlike love. Here is the definition of both the love of God’s children, and the love of God the Father. Here is how to expel all fear and all lies.

1Jn 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1Jn 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1Jn 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

‘We know that we love God if we keep His commandments,’ we know that we love our brothers if we love and obey God, and “if we keep his commandments.”
Contrariwise we also know that our love is not yet in the process of being perfected if we live in constant fear:

1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, t hat we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
1Jn 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Fear is common to all men, but if Christ is in us and is being perfected in us, he will slowly but surely drive fear out of us here in our day of judgment:

Joh 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

The End And The Outcome Of All We Have Been Given

Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Act 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Act 9:5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

Paul was persecuting the all- powerful Jesus, when he was persecuting Christ’s all- powerful disciples because:

1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world

Christ did not want to die, and sweat blood enduring that trial, but in the end His desire was to “love God and keep His commandments.”

Eph 1:17  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Eph 1:18  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Eph 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us- ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:20  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly [ places],
Eph 1:21  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Eph 1:22  And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Eph 1:23  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

There it is. The church is Christ’s body, and Christ’s body fills Christ, who in turn is the fullness of Him that fills all in all. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Through Him we can overcome every “principality” which means every fear and every lying false spirit that wants to make us to fear a future which is already secured for every man who has ever lived.
This is the Truth of God’s Word concerning what has been given to us. There are trials ahead for us all, but this is the truth about how we can face those trials as they come upon us:

Php 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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