(St. John 1:11-12) “He came unto his own and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
Saints of God, the Lord didn’t give us this power simply so we could be saved and come on to heaven. He gave us this power that we might destroy the works the Devil. And there is an expectation that we would use what He gave us.
We know this is true based upon the parable of the talents (Matt 25:14-30), the money that was given to each servant was to be reproduced or reinvested in the community to bring forth more than what the master had given them initially. Thus, this power that God has given us is to be reproduced in the lives of others so that the power of God can cover more territory and do more damage to the Kingdom of Darkness on a greater scale.
This power is given to us to reproduce Disciples of Christ everywhere. Like the young man that received the one talent and gave his master back only what he received from him, if all we can do is give God back what he gave us we aren’t doing much for God and God called that servant unprofitable. Therefore, let us use this power (authority; the ability to act or produce and effect) to change our environment by winning souls for Christ one heart at a time, and let it start with you.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason