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The Exceeding Magnitude

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Ephesians 1:19

19 And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to usward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.

It wasn’t that long ago that we heard of potentially dangerous hurricanes approaching parts of the United States. The weather folks always refer to the strength of these in terms of their magnitude, how big they are, how much power they have within them, and potentially how destructive they could be. The same explanation applies to the force of earthquakes throughout the world. Higher numbers of magnitude refers to their inner strength. This is all in the natural world with natural forces around us. What about the spiritual force of God’s power within us? It’s time to expand our understanding and get a picture of the magnitude of God’s power in us that can change the world around us.

Paul talks about this in his letter to the Ephesians because he wants to make sure they’re grounded in the knowledge that they’ve been redeemed by the blood of Jesus, forgiven, that there is more for them just as there is more for you and I.

Verse 19 talks about the exceeding greatness of His power toward us. The word exceed sounds like what it means: exceeding, exceed, excel. It’s not merely good or sufficient. It exceeds the boundaries of great. God’s power and ability far exceeds anything we could do in ourselves. And it is this exceeding great power that God is working in your life as a believer because of what Jesus provided for you. It’s ALL that Jesus is. It’s beyond and even more than anything you can imagine.

We fail to truly grasp the exceeding greatness [magnitude] of His power for us and in us when we don’t know everything that Jesus has provided for us. Through His finished work God provided the megethos of His great power. The immenseness of God’s love and power for us through Jesus is the magnitude of everything that God is and gives to us who believe.

Let’s allow the magnitude of God’s power, the efficiency of His ability in you to grow in your heart so you can walk in all that He has for you.