Eph.1:19 – Amp. – [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and

unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength,

Paul always did his best to put into words things that are just beyond us and beyond human words. This passage is exactly that, Paul is trying his best to describe the power of God that was revealed at the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Just as the Lord revealed His unspeakable love at Calvary, the empty tomb is the unveiling of God’s miraculous power. In this portion of Paul’s prayer seen in Ephesians 1:19 Paul is describing the power of God. Obviously there are no words to describe all powerful, but Paul gives it his best shot anyway. Here is how Wuest describes this amazing verse.

“This power is described as “according to the working of His mighty power which He wrought in Christ when He raised Him from the dead.” The word “working” is energeia from which we get our word “energy.” It speaks of energy put forth, in operation. This surpassing power which God in salvation uses in ministering to our spiritual needs, is in accordance with, commensurate with the divine energy “of His mighty power.” The Greek has it, “of the manifested power of His strength.” Paul uses four words here, all having the general meaning of “power;” the first use of “power” is Dunamis, “natural ability, general and inherent;” “working” is energeia, “power in exercise, operative power;” “mighty” is kratos, “manifested strength;” the second use of “power” is ischuos, “strength, power as an endowment.” To put these together we have, “And what is the superabounding greatness of His inherent power to us who are believing ones as measured by the operative energy of the manifested strength of His might.”

This power has to be tasted to have any idea of what is being said in this passage. We taste this power in our new birth experience. We were all in our tombs of death with no way to fix ourselves, bound by our fallen nature and our tendency to sin. When Christ washed us in His blood and breathed His Spirit into us we were resurrected from our tombs of death. The power of God, His resurrection set us free. Now we are no longer slaves of sin but now we are walking in the power of God, we have resurrection power surging through our lives. No longer in tombs of death and sin but raised up from the dead to glorify the power of the grace of God.

1 thought on “POWER THAT IS BIGGER THAN OUR VOCABULARY”

  1. THANK YOU FATHER!
    THANK YOU FATHER! THANK YOU JESUS! I no longer live but Christ in me, this life I now live by faith in Christ Jesus, for I have died to sin and self and made alive in Christ! Thank you El Shaddai, Lord God More Than Enough!

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