Empowered Life // Ephesians 3:14-21
Key Verse: 3:16 – Empowered through the spirit “Inner Being”
What is it to be truly empowered in your inner most being? Paul is writing to the church of Ephesus to empower them to see the key source of the empowerment that is within them.
We see that its within our inner most being that our soul was spirit breathed in the creation of man. When we see and connect to, “we are a living being, spirit breathed” how can this unlock the empowered life?
In Genisis 2:7 God breaths life in to man very soul. (Genesis 2:7) 7 Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. This very breath of God is the connection of our soul and spirit in the image of God being the source of life. Being made in Gods image, we reflect the spirit, soul and form of God. (Genesis 1:27)27So God created human beings[a] in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God being a relational God, formed us out of his relationship as the trinity Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and through his exspression of LOVE. ( 1 John 4:8) Described as Love, God can be love only because he exist as community as three, unconditional Love is his character, Father to the Son, as the son to the father. God exists in a relationship of Love, and we are designed for this… from the father to us, and us to the father
So as soul and spirit beings in the image of God, he desires the communication and connection with us the created. As seen in the garden of Eden, God connected in the cool of the evening in an open and close connection to the “soul being” of the created man and women. The soul connection was pure and divine and the Love of the father was seen through the intimate relationship.
As we live in the fallen world in sin and separation, Gods redemptive plan to bring back that close communication and connection in the soul being, through the Lord Jesus Christ. In his death, burial and resurrection, Gods plan of redemption is shown through the ultimate Love gift. When we acknowledge our sin, and accept the gift of salvation we become born again and the connection with God is made complete again.
The day of salvation, comes the empowerment of the Holy spirit to seal us and to empower us. True empowerment starts and stops with the Holy Spirit within us. The role of the holy spirit was actively present in the creation and the involvement of creation of man and now is the true source of life, which strives with man, and it teaches and guides us daily.
The Holy Spirit is the manifestation of Gods presence within us and this is what fills and empowers us in our inner most being. How does the Holy Spirit empower us? When we are born again believers, we receive the gift of the spirit on the day of conversion. This is the empowerment of Gods love within us. The Holy Sprit’s role is in the day of salvation as It brings us to belief, brings us to the sanctification and justification through salvation.
The Spirits role is to help communicate to the father, help connect to the fathers heart and help empower us to the do the God ordained task that relates to the call he has on our lives. God wants to empower your life through the spirit to have that close connection and communication.
As you reflect on this, think of how the holy spirit called you to the day of salvation. Think of the day you were saved, and the day your received the Holy Spirit as the sealing gift to help empower you in life. Reflect on your soul being, are you in close connection the your heavenly father through the empowering work of the Holy Spirit in your life.
God is waiting to have the close connection with you through the empowering communication of the Holy Spirit in your life. Start today by connecting to the power source that is within you of the gift of the spirit.
Have you accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your saviour? If not, today is the day of salvation, the gift of the Holy Spirit and the day you can have the close connection and communication with God again through the Lord Jesus Christ. find out more information here to start your journey… http://www.allaboutgod.com/how-to-be-saved.htm