POWER IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT
Power is your birthright. You should not be a stranger to power. Last week we emphasized the fact that you need power to run the race of life. You cannot run the race of life without power. No one runs the race of life powerless. If you run the race of life without power, you won’t get there. You will die on the way. The vibrancy and energy of youth cannot carry you through. It takes supernatural enduement of power to run the race of life. Hebrew 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” It takes power to overcome challenges of life. There are daily challenges, there are developmental challenges. It takes power to do exploit in life Daniel 11:32. You cannot achieve anything meaningful without power. You also need power to outrun your enemies 1Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” To face the devil you also need power Ephesians 6:10, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” 2 kings 2:9.
This power you need to run the race of life is actually your birthright 2 Kings 2:9. The story of Elijah and Elisha is contained in these verses of the Scripture. Anointing is meant for the followers, the disciples and the teachable. Anointing is for the focused, and those who have learnt concentration. Everyone has the potential, but only those who pay the price receive the anointing.
Who is entitled to this power?
A firstborn is the one entitled to double portion of what his father has Deuteronomy 21:17, “But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated [for] the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he [is] the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn [is] his.”
As a believer in Christ, you have a birthright in Christ. But you can lose out of carelessness or temporary things. Esau lost his birthright for a morsel of pottage Genesis 25:33-34. Rueben lost his birthright Genesis 49:3.
As a born again Christianity, you belong to the church of the firstborn Hebrew 12:23. One of your birthrights is power. To become a powerless as a believer shows that you have lost your birthright. If you are not operating in spirituality, you have lost your birthright in Christ. 8:29, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”, Colossians 1:15. The gospel is power and that is your birthright Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” 1 Corinthians 1:18, John 1:12, Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, 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.” 1 Corinthians 4:20, “For the kingdom of God [is] not in word, but in power.”
- Father, help me not to sell my birthright in the name of Jesus
- Oh Lord, let the double portion of Your anointing rest upon me now in Jesus’ name.
- Father, let Your power manifest in my life. Anything that wants to put Your power to shame in my life, be put to shame now in the name of Jesus.
- Father, I receive power now in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Ghost power overshadow me, let what will come out of me amaze my world in the name of Jesus.
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